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KEW VINEYARDS ESTATE HERITAGE 2014 VQA Beamsville Bench, Niagara Escarpment
Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer KEW VINEYARDS
This Flagship November 14 , 2020 release was blind tasted on Canada Day - one on one - with the previously released 2013 ($39.95). This 2014 has a very deep dark ruby colour. Intense, bright, gently spicy, very faintly herbal, complex, ripe plum-black-cherry-cassis nose with lots of schisty, cedary-sandalwood notes. Dry, medium-full bodied, well structured,lifted, dense, warm, ripe, plum-cherry-cassis flavours with a long, lingering, rather grippy, cedary, very bright, schisty, sandalwood-tinged finish. This 100% Cabernet Franc was made using the appassimento method, meaning that the grapes dried to concentrate sugars and flavours. Aged for 24 months in new French oak , it has 16% alcohol with 10 g/L residual sugar. Only 195 cases were produced and just 15 cases will appear in only a very few Vintages outlets. The 2013 (***) with 91-points was released on February 22, 2020 at $39.95. 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!
TASTING NOTE: A more ambitious, riper style of cabernet franc it seems, this is shifting into a more oxidative stage of development with its earthy-wet clay character, and more of a warm climate feel. Dense dark fruit leads on the full bodied palate, lingering impressive on the finish. Serious juice. Score - 90 (John Szabo, MS, winealign.com, July 21, 2019) Price $ 34.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - November 14, 2020
Cases bought 15 (12 bottles per case)

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Score:  - NOT PRESENTED  * Very Basic   *+ OK   ** Good   **/**+ Very Good   **+ Excellent   *** Outstanding   ***+ Superb

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