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Growers Blend Cabernet Franc 2019 VQA Niagara Peninsula
Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer Tawse
A REPEAT of the 2019 (**+) was released on October 30, 2021 at $28.95. Aged for 16 months in French oak barrels, this 2019 Cabernet Franc is quite savoury and still a tad tight with a somewhat modest 12.5% alcohol. Perhaps not as ripe as I would like (you can only do what the weather permits). Medium-deep purple-red in colour, the nose shows lots of fairly ripe crancherry fruit with some spicy, mineral-tinged, sandalwood notes. Extremely dry, medium bodied, firm, somewhat cedary, intense, dried plum and crancherry-raspberry flavours with a lingering, high acid, somewhat savoury, lingering, slightly tannin-tinged finish. Still a tad on the lean side of the equation, it has 12.5% alcohol, no residual sugar and a hefty 6.15 g/L total acidity with lot number 20/04/21 on the lower part of the glass bottle. CSPC 284570
Type Red Table Wine
Agent Taw Win
Country Canada
Region Ontario
Rating **+(89 points)
Spicy, Cedary, Savoury, Crancherry
LCBO Text Status A Vintage Assessments Explorer's Selection!
TASTING NOTE: Each Niagara vintage lends predication and predisposed possibility to any number of grape varieties and for Tawse it is 2019 that really speaks to cabernet franc. Not exactly in a top, top fruit quality, get ambitious and be generous with wood kind of year. More like a transparent, solid fruit substance and let the varietal ability speak in clear vernacular, is what it is, honest and pure. That's the case with Grower's Blend 2019, a franc of great clarity and modesty. From growth through upbringing and towards a long, transparent and highly cognizant life. Those who know will appreciate the herbaceous, crisp and crunchy flavours of this handsome wine. Drink date: 2021-2025. Tasted November 2021. Score - 92 (Michael Godel, winealign.com) Price $ 29.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - September 10, 2022
Cases bought 68 (12 bottles per case)

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