Fairview Cellars Okanagan Cabernet Franc – 2007 – 9.0 – James Melendez


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 love wine and have had the privilege of working in the wine trade as a senior national wine marketing manager for a wine, food and home goods retailer in 30+ US States. I executed into making wine experiential and made 'wines of the world' programme work in a highly regulated framework for a successful business proposition. My "wine" site also incorporates those categories intimately involved with wine such as food, travel and lifestyle. This site incorporates my many dimensions of interest. I love to review and also talk about many aspects of wine. I have been privileged to visit many wine countries and find them enthralling no matter how many times I visit. I love all aspects of wine: viticulture, history, winemaking, brand development, wine regions and many more aspects. This is a living tradition that needs documentation, education, reporting and reviewing. Do I have favourite varieties and styles? I love so many varieties and often it is situational and yet there are time honoured wines that I anticipate and I am passionate about. I like all colours of wine and all styles. I have had a mad passionate affair with sparkling wines and they are always top of mind. Wine nourishes our soul and is the key to connecting with other people at our dinner table. Salute, James © 2014, 2017 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, Instagram, LinkedIn, and other social medias.
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2 Responses to Fairview Cellars Okanagan Cabernet Franc – 2007 – 9.0 – James Melendez

  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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