Fairview Cellars Okanagan Cabernet Franc – 2007 – 9.0 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy


The saying “so close yet so far away” applies to Okanagan.  I am West Coast based and yet Okanagan might as well be a continent or two away… I have never seen a bottle of non-dessert Okanagan wine anywhere in California or anywhere in the U.S.

I went to Virginia and went to Wine Bloggers Conference in Charlottesville to taste wines from places near and far.  I was so glad to run into this person and it was simply a chance meeting.  If I had not been in the right place at the right time I would have missed this opportunity.

I don’t think wine even from the most distant or even close wine regions should be difficult to locate.  Perhaps as more people talk about wines from Okanagan that we will find in California one day.

This wine exhibits notes of Montmorency cherry, hint of black plum, pepper, vanilla and Thyme.



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I have two blogs on this descriptor page--I use to be able to make separate. My fragrance blog is to express my thoughts on fragrance. A passion in addition to wine. I think it is a stellar component to the senses and that which I am in love with. I hope you like both blogs. My "wine" blog also incorporates those categories intimately involved - wine, food, travel and lifestyle. We all need food and water to survive but we need wine to nourish our soul. My favourite varietals are Pinot Noir, Nebbiolo, Grenache, Syrah-Shiraz.. for my red wines. And I often circle back to these varieties and sometimes they are my home varieties. The journey of wine is an historical footnote also marked by viti-viniculture and artistry that makes this beverage a living one. I have worked professionally in the wine trade and have loved all aspects; marketing, history, science and art of wine. © 2014 James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy— All Rights Reserved – for my original Content, logo, brand name, rating, rating graphic and award and designs of James the Wine Guy. James the Wine Guy also on Facebook, Twitter and most major social medias.
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2 Responses to Fairview Cellars Okanagan Cabernet Franc – 2007 – 9.0 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

  1. Mari kane says:

    Hey James-
    The person who poured for you was me and yes your timing was good. I’m happy to have popped your Monmorency cherry on BC table wines. There will be more next year as 2013 approaches.

  2. Richard Hayes says:

    Nothing wrong with keeping the best of Canada a secret. More for me!
    The french keep there best wines at home. Granted probably for the rich.

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