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Cabernet Franc

Cabernet Franc is generally used in Bordeaux blends and is sometimes used for ice wine, although we do have varietal wines in stock as well. Wines produced by this grape tend to be higher in acidity, which means that food pairings with acidic or vinegar-based flavours are recommended. Cabernet Franc is perhaps most similar to Cabernet Sauvignon, except Cab Franc tends to have a slight green pepper aroma. This can be good or bad, depending on taste, and is actually caused by methoxypyrazines or “pyrazines."

Nichol 2018 Cabernet Franc 750ml

$30.15

Dark ruby. Youthful, vibrant. Garrigue, dark red fruits, soil and dill on the nose. Crunchy, packed palate of sage, iron and savoury berries. The tannins are firm and savoury in 2018 - this will benefit greatly from a few years in the cellar. This is...

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Des Ouches 2016 Bourgueil "Igoranda" 750ml

$30.34

Thomas and Denis Gambier are 8th generation winemakers who specialize in red wines made from Cabernet Franc. In case you're wondering, Igoranda was the border between the old Anjou and Touraine regions. Grown in mostly gravelly soil with traditional...

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Three Sisters 2018 Cabernet Franc 750ml

$26.00

Deep and dark in the glass with fresh dark berries on the nose. Cedar, blueberries and currants complement fine tannins and structured acidity, while pomegranate lingers through a long bright finish. Enjoy this perfect dinner wine with family and...

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Epoque 2017 Bergerac Collection Terroir 750ml

$25.13

Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. Nice cool black fruits with a mineral aspect on the nose. Density on the palate with soft and elegant tannins. Score - 92 Points -- Decanter World Wine Awards, 2018); Gold Medal -- Concours...

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Burrowing Owl 2017 Cabernet Franc 750ml

$46.75

An intense nose of casis, black cherry, spiced black plums, dried herbs, dark chocolate, nutmeg and licorice with the grape’s signature floral potpourri, lavender and violet notes. The palate is medium bodied, silky in texture with lovely ripe...

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Jean Maurice Raffault 2017 Chinon 750ml

$29.47

Lively, with an old-school hint to the ample mix of thyme and olive notes infusing the bitter cherry and plum fruit flavors. Light briary tannins and a chalky thread give the finish cut and length. Drink now through 2021. 5,000 cases made. Score: 88...

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El Enemigo 2015 Cabernet Franc 750ml

$47.74

The 2015 El Enemigo Cabernet Franc was produced with fruit from Gualtallary, from a specific 8.8-hectare plot of the Adrianna Vineyard. It fermented in two tries with a portion of full clusters. It has a beautiful nose with plenty of spices and herbs and...

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Blasted Church 2017 Sacrosanct Glass 750ml

$78.17

This is a Cabernet Franc fermented with wild yeast in an amphora, where it remained nine months on the skins before the wine was pressed off the skins. The wine is quite fruity – think black currant jam – with a voluptuous texture. 94.--John...

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Robert Mondavi 2015 Oakville Cabernet Franc 750ml

$69.48

A grippy style, with charcoal, tar and tobacco notes providing an angular feel, while the core of cherry and red currant fruit catches up. Reveals a bright savory edge on the finish. Not for everyone, but should age nicely. Best from 2020 through 2025...

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Second Chapter 2016 Cabernet Franc 750ml

$38.50

DescriptionBright red fruit. Rich, balanced body. Satisfying finish. Winemaking NotesAged 22 months in French oak, 20% new barrels. Growing ConditionsSandy soil vineyard on the west bench of Osoyoos sloping east. 16 year old vines planted in a mix of...

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Domaine de la Perruche 2018 Saumur Champigny 750ml

$37.30

The brilliant and luminous robe, frank garnet red color, opens on a concentrated, expressive and pleasant nose, which associates the smells of red fruits (cherry, strawberry) with liquorice nuances. The soft attack on the palate offers a fleshy...

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Sea Star 2016 Encore 750ml

$33.60

Our winemaker specifically chose a sun-baked vineyard in Osoyoos for both the Merlot and Cabernet Franc grapes that have been crafted into this rich Meritage blend. Encore is the worthy successor to our winemaker’s award winning Debut. A winner...

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Vina Cobos 2015 Bramare Chanares Cabernet Franc 750ml

$147.74

(14.6% alcohol; from vines planted at an altitude of 1,200 meters): Bright medium ruby. Captivating violet lift to the aromas of crushed blackberry, boysenberry, bitter chocolate and wild herbs. An exciting Cabernet Franc, not especially broad or...

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Fairview Cellars 2017 Bucket O' Blood 750ml

$30.71

Named in honour of the Moffatt Saloon nicknamed “The Bucket Of Blood” by the miners of the 1890’s.  This Saloon was situated up the “Reed Creek” draw above the Fairview Townsite.  Syrah is the theme grape in this...

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Blasted Church 2016 Cross to Bear 750ml

$47.74

Unburden your trials and tribulations with this problem solver. Uplifting notes of raspberry, strawberry, blackberry and leather. A great pair to unwind with at the end of the day. --Winemaker

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