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2004 Peller Estates Signatures Series Cabernet Franc Icewine, Niagara Peninsula, Canada

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Average Price of 750ml bottle, ex-tax in USD: $80

Search Rank 5329 What is this?
Over all vintages, this was the 5329th most popular wine on Wine-Searcher last year.
Search rank last month: 6829th

Score: 89  
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Price History for 2004 Peller Estates Signatures Series Cabernet Franc Icewine, Niagara Peninsula, Canada
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Grape Variety

Cabernet Franc is a black-skinned French wine grape variety grown in most wine producing nations. The variety is most famously known as the third grape of Bordeaux and can be found in many of the world’s top Bordeaux Blend wines. Cabernet Franc most commonly appears in blended red wines, where it adds herbaceous accents of tobacco and dark spice. 

As a varietal wine, Cabernet Franc is light to medium bodied and often shows vegetal characteristics, in particular green bell peppers. This has led many wine drinkers to incorrectly identify Cabernet Franc as unripe Cabernet Sauvignon, or even Carmenere. This has ...more

  • Niagara Peninsula is the largest and most productive viticultural area in Canada, located on the southern shores of Lake Ontario. More ice wine is made on the Niagara Peninsula than anywhere else on Earth, to the point where the region is synonymous with lusciously sweet wine, although many varieties of quality dry wine are also produced. Riesling is something of a local darling and has a loyal following of enthusiasts. The ubiquitous Chardonnay is also prominent and its Burgundian partner, Pinot Noir, is becoming more common.

  • Ontario is the most populated and prolific wine-producing province in Canada. The long-established wine industry here is centered around the Great Lakes of Erie and Ontario, where the continental climate is moderated heavily by the large bodies of water. Sunny summers in Ontario are followed by cold winters, making an ideal setting for the production of ...more

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