Poplar Grove Winery 2006 Cabernet Franc - 91+pts

Poplar Grove Winery 2006 Cabernet Franc (Naramata Bench) Okanagan Valley - BC

Availability: Direct from winery and VQA stores.
Cost: $39.90 (Direct from winery)
Date Tasted: September 22nd, 2009

Tasting Notes: At $40 a bottle the Poplar Grove Cabernet Franc may be overpriced and out-of-reach for many consumers. However, fans of BC Cabernet Franc, of whose ranks grow daily, will likely pay the premium for this quality juice that exemplifies the aromatic and concentrated flavours of this varietal when grown in the cool, dry climate of the Southern Okanagan.
The nose is subtle and elegant with notes of plums, milk chocolate, pungent cheese and cigar box. The palate offers flavours of finely-ground pepper, chocolate covered cherries and Christmas spice. This medium-plus bodied wine has good acidity with strong but well-structured tannins and a long finish. Approachable now, but will improve with 1-2 years of aging.
 - Liam Carrier

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