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ESTATE HERITAGE 2014 VQA Beamsville Bench, Niagara Escarpment
Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer KEW VINEYARDS
Not at LCBO - blind tasted on Canada Day! Winery-only with a $5-discount - only $34.95. This 100% Cabernet Franc has a very deep intense ruby colour. Intense, bright, gently spicy, very faintly herbal, complex, intense, ripe plum-black-cherry-cassis nose with lots of schisty, cedary-sandalwood notes. Dry, medium-full bodied, well structured, intense, lifted, dense, warm, ripe, plum-cherry-cassis flavours with a long, lingering, rather grippy, cedary, very bright, schisty, sandalwood finish. This 100% Cabernet Franc was made using the appassimento method, meaning that the grapes dried to concentrate sugars and flavours. It is aged for 24 months in new French oak and has 16% alcohol wit 10 g/L residual sugar. Only 195 cases being produced and was just released this year. Reminiscent of some hefty Italian reds - perhaps a Barolo on steroids? CSPC 11958
Type Red Table Wine
Agent KEW Vin
Country Canada
Region Ontario
Rating ***(93 points)
Dense, Complex, Robust, Cedary
LCBO Text Status Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
WINERY NOTE: This just-released 100% Cabernet Franc is often called the “grape of Ontario.” It manages to thrive here and produces wines that are fully expressive of our unique terroir. Aromas of jammy black cherry and rich, dried blackberry evolve into bolder notes of chocolate, leather and sweet spice. Spicy foods should be avoided when enjoying this wine, as its higher alcohol content will amplify the spice in your meal. The aromatic complexity of the 2014 Heritage allows for more interesting pairings than your average steak – think barbecue or veal parmesan. The alcohol content takes easily to heavier foods and rich cheeses like goat or feta, while braised meats are also wonderful matches. Price $ 34.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - June 27, 2020
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