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WINEMAKER'S BLEND CABERNET FRANC 2020 VQA Niagara Peninsula
Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer THIRTY BENCH
NEW in Vintages. It took just one sip to fall in love with this just-released, beautifully structured, 100% Cabernet Franc. It has a deep violet-tinged garnet colour and an attractive, slightly spicy, ripe, plumy-cherry-raspberry fruit nose with some sandalwood and (thankfully) gently cedary notes. Dry, medium bodied, well structured, harmonious, bright, ripe, Damson plum, raspberry-cherry fruit flavours with a lingering, gently cedary, cassis-tinged, slightly toasty finish. After a 14-day maceration in open wooden fermenters, the wine was then barrel aged in 80% French oak and 20% American oak for 12 months (25% new oak, remainder 2 to 5 years old). It has full malolactic fermentation with an excellent 6,2 g/L total acidity and 13.7% alcohol with 2.4 g/L residual sugar. Perfect to drink today, it will keep for a few more years. Only 800 cases produced - donít miss it. CSPC 30073
Type Red Table Wine
Agent And Win
Country Canada
Region Ontario
Rating ***(93 points)
Bright, Complex, Ripe Raspberry-Cassis
LCBO Text Status Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
A Best Buy
TASTING NOTE: 100% Cabernet Franc. Savoury aromas of pencil shavings, herb and vanilla lead to a palate of seamless tannins and defined red fruit. Score - 91 (Decanter World Wine Awards, 2022) Price $ 24.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - October 22, 2022
Cases bought 88 (12 bottles per case)

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

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