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Poplar Grove Cabernet Franc 2010

Naramata Bench, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaA cool, late vintage where the grapes hung five weeks passed the 10 year average, before warm weather in the last half of September and the first half of October saved the harvest. Harvesting about 30 percent of the normal crop was required to get the quality in this wine. There's 12.5 percent malbec in the mix to add some flesh and colour and it works. Look for a soft round smooth red with savoury black fruits, resin and bits of dark chocolate. An excellent effort in a tough year. Try this roast beef. Tasted: 11 October 2013Tasted by: Anthony Gismondi and Stuart TobePrices: BC 35.00 winery direct, private wine shops Producer: Poplar Grove WineryDistributors: Trialto Wine Group
Grape: Cabernet FrancCSPC: 894410UPC: 00626990125525