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patrickmMagnum. Perfect for Thanksgiving. Drink thru 2010.<br/><br/>Magnum (1.5L) - SOLD OUT <br/> <br/>Best of Show - VinoChallenge International<br/>Double Gold Medal - VinoChallenge International<br/><br/>The Jarvis 2002 Cabernet Franc scored really big at the prestigous VinoChallenge International competition. Up against 900 other wines, the 2002 Cabernet Franc earned not one, but “two” Gold Medals and went on to be chosen the “Best Wine of Show.” The Cabernet Franc varietal often goes unrecognized on its own, due to its popular use in blended wines. But Dimitri Tchelistcheff, our winemaker, considers our Cabernet Franc to be one of the best wines he produces, which makes it no surprise that this varietal would win an overall Best of Show award. The JARVIS 2002 Cabernet Franc has a deep lavender brilliance in the glass which adds to the delight of the drinking experience. Eighteen months of barrel aging in new French Nevers oak adds a hint of toasty vanilla to the lavender, peach, and cassis aromas of this wine. A delightful combination of spicy blueberry and black cherry flavors linger elegantly throughout the finish. This charming wine can be enjoyed immediately upon release, and because of its concentration of fruit and incredible structure will also age beautifully through 2010.