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Poplar Grove Cabernet Franctext
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15¼/20

Poplar Grove Cabernet Franc 1998

Naramata Bench, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaDeep colour. Peculiar nose, perhaps overripe and slightly volatile. Smoked spices and herbal undertones. The wine spent 21 months in French oak. Quite dry and tannic, very ripe port like black cherry, smoky, dried spice flavours. A bit overripe and hot, could be better balanced. Only 165 cases made.Tasted: 01 May 2001Tasted by: Anthony Gismondi and Stuart TobePrices: BC 24.90 Winery Producer: Poplar Grove WineryDistributors: Trialto Wine Group
Grape: Cabernet Franc