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ESTATE CABERNET FRANC 2019 VQA Beamsville Bench, Niagara Escarpment
Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer CAVE SPRING
A REPEAT of the 2019 (**/**+) was released on December 11, 2021 at $17.95. Retasted and assessed from a bottle provided by the producer. This still youthful, fairly grippy, albeit quite well structured 100% Cabernet Franc has according to the label a hefty 14% alcohol and 2 g/L residual sugar. A great match for tomato-based Italian recipes, it has a bright very deep purple colour. The nose is slightly spicy, gently herbal and faintly peppery with firm plummy fruit and minerally, sandalwood notes. Dry, medium bodied, bright, tangy, faintly herbal, fresh, rather youthful, tomato-plum flavours with a lingering, crisp, faintly cedary, earth-tinged, grippy finish. This well-priced red that calls for the right food pairing and with hefty total acidity it should really appeal to cool-climate Cab Franc fans. CSPC 523001
Type Red Table Wine
Agent Cav Spr
Country Canada
Region Ontario
Rating **/**+(88 points)
Dry, Bright, Youthful, Grippy
LCBO Text Status A Vintage Assessments Explorer's Selection!
TASTING NOTE: Elegant and pure, this delicately aromatic cabernet franc truly pops on the palate. Juicy and refreshing with surprising freshness despite the level of alcohol. Notes of fresh mint, red plum, cranberry and wet stone are complimentary on the palate. The tannins are only mildly drying. Good length. Best now to 2027. Tasted December 2021. Score - 89 (Sara d'Amato, winealign.com, undated) Price $ 18.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - June 18, 2022
Cases bought 297 (12 bottles per case)

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