Cabernet Franc 2017


Cabernet Franc


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Product code
12 x 750ml
Listing type
Private Retail - Special Order
Regulated designation
Vintners quality alliance (VQA)
British Columbia
Okanagan Valley, Naramata
Cabernet Franc 87 %
Malbec 8 %
Merlot 3 %
Cabernet Sauvignon 2 %
Closure type
Winery's website

About this winery

Poplar Grove Winery is located on the slopes of the Naramata Bench, a premier wine growing area just outside Penticton, British Columbia. One of the original five wineries on the Naramata Bench, Poplar Grove was founded in 1993. Tony Holler purchased Poplar Grove and became the winery president in 2007. Tony’s wife, Barbara Holler, owns and operates the Holler’s 100 acres of estate vineyards allowing Poplar Grove wines to be made from 100% estate grown grapes. Their sons, Matthew and...

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Tasting notes

Aromas of dark berry fruits, tobacco, cedar wood and leather. Cassis and black cherry with notes of vanilla on the palate. Fine medium tannins with medium-plus acidity knit together allowing the 2017 Cabernet Franc to come alive on the palate. Perfect with rich duck and game dishes.

Press reviews

Decanter World Wine Awards

- 92 points -

September 2020

A powerful and concentrated example reliant on new oak, which is sure to shepherd things along into a rosy future, with light plum and cherry nuances.

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Vancouver Sun

- 90 points -

Anthony Gismondi, February 2021

Poplar Grove is beginning to hit its stride with this Cabernet Franc. It’s the little tweaks but important ones along the way as it goes from a soupy savoury mid-palate to a more structured wine with dense sweet tannins toning down some of its hedonistic flare. The result is just enough structure to allow multiple layers of flavours featuring black plums and cold tea with a mocha wisp upping its complexity quotient. It spends 21 months in about one-third of new French oak and gets another full year in bottle to rest at the winery. You can drink this now, but more time will only benefit the final picture.

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