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They say Cab Franc is all about violet, but who the heck can remember what a violet smells like? Nice ripe red fruit notes fill up the mouth, rounded out by a savoury hint of cedar from barrel aging. Not a wimpy Cab Franc (we say there’s not a lot of ‘veg’ to this guy). Go rib eye steak, or go home.

 Producer Elephant Island Orchard Wines
 Region Okanagan Valley
 Country Canada
 Varietals Cabernet FrancMerlot
 Alcohol 14.9% alc/vol
 Vintage 2011

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Varietal Facts

Wine Basics — Grape Varietals 101: Cabernet Franc | Just Wine
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Wine Basics — Grape Varietals 101: Cabernet Franc

An introductory guide to “the other Cab” — Cabernet Franc. Everything you need to know about the wine varietal including flavour, food pairings,...
Try a Cabernet Franc wine if you like Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon.   Overview of the Cabernet Franc wine varietal A medium bodied wine with great structure and aromatics. Fresh tasting red and black fruit with hints of peppers and cherry pipe tobacco.   Why we like the Cabernet Franc varietal, grape...
Wine Basics — Grape Varietals 301: Cabernet Franc | Just Wine
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Wine Basics — Grape Varietals 301: Cabernet Franc

Now that you’ve read the introductory guide to the Cabernet Franc wine varietal, it’s time to dig deeper into the Vitus vinifera grape variety.
Click Here for the Introductory Guide to Cabernet Franc   Cabernet Franc (Vitis vinifera var ‘Cabernet Franc’) The Vitus vinifera Cabernet Franc is what many people Calle “the other Cab,” in reference to the more popular Cabernet Sauvignon. It is pronouced CAB-er-nay FRONK.   Experience / Tasting...

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About the Producer

Elephant Island Orchard Wines
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Elephant Island Orchard Wines

Naramata, British Columbia, Canada Naramata, British Columbia, Canada

Elephant Island began as a family haven, a place of summer picnics, orchard adventures and magical holidays on the Naramata Bench. Today the elephant has grown into a 6,000 case winery specializing in wines made from fruits other than grapes. Wines that sing with the unconventional voice of vanguard...

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