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One of the best wines in BC! This interesting and delicious wine is a play between the bright elegant floral notes of Cabernet Franc and the brooding, forest floor earthiness and fruit juiciness of Malbec.
The 2016 Cabernet Franc Malbec wine is best served with roasted lamb, game or stews. It also combines beautifully with mushroom dishes and hard cheeses.
If you're a wine geek or love the unusual, then our 2016 Cabernet Franc Malbec is the wine for you.
Awards & Ratings
- National Wine Awards of Canada 2019, Gold Medal
The 2015 vintage was a featured wine in November's Wine Club package, 2018.
Tasting notes written by Tony Aspler.
Name: 2015 Cabernet Franc Malbec
Geographical Indication: Okanagan Valley, BC
Varietal: Cabernet Franc (50%) & Malbec (50%)
Vineyard: Oxbow Vineyard, BC
Cases Produced: 488
Appearance: Dense ruby-purple colour.
Nose:Cedary, leafy, black plum nose.
Palate: Full-bodied, smoky, licorice and black fruit flavours; rich mouth-feel with well-extracted ripe fruit flavours kept in check by charred oak notes, ripe tannins and fresh acidity.
Quality: Outstanding quality. 90 points. Drinking well now but can hold for 2 – 3 years.
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Food Pairing: Stuffed bell peppers with wild rice and mushrooms, rosemary rubbed Rib-Eye steak, roasted eggplant, turkey meatloaf with feta and sun-dried tomatoes, venison with pearl onions and smoked bacon.