Why…in Bordeaux of course. Bordeaux is rarely considered the bastion of warm-climate wine making, and part of the reason for the famous Bordeaux blend of cabernet sauvignon, merlot, cabernet franc, petit verdot, and malbec was that they all ripen at different times, minimizing risk in case of a cooler, wetter fall, or lousy weather in general.

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Poplar Grove 2012 Cabernet Franc, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia

Raats ‘Dolomite’ 2012 Cabernet Franc, Stellenbosch, South Africa

Tinhorn Creek Oldfield Series 2012 Cabernet Franc, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia

 

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