This wine’s namesake is derived from the French Canadians that settled and cultivated vineyards in this particular area of Walla Walla Valley. Consisting of Bordeaux and Rhone grape varieties, the flavor profile of this wine pays homage to Old World style, but minimizes the earthy tones and emphasizes the fruit forwardness conventionally found in New World offerings. While Merlot, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon constitute over three quarters of the blend, the supporting players of Grenache, Malbec, Cabernet Franc and Mourvèdre contribute much to the balance, structure and sophistication of the wine. Aromas of blackberries and black cherries greet the nose while hints of baking spices dot the lush palate with flavors of ripe pit fruits. Although the wine was aged for 9 months in oak, the barrels had been previously used to the point that they were neutral so the impact of the flavors was very minimal. Enjoy this wine with chicken, pork and lighter meat dishes or will pair nicely with flavorful fish entrees.