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ESTATE GROWN CABERNET FRANC 2020 VQA Beamsville Bench, Niagara Escarpment
Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer CAVE SPRING
This very tasty, still youthful, nicely structured 100% Cabernet Franc has a hefty 14.5% 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 and faintly herbal with intense, bright, plummy fruit and minerally, cedar-sandalwood notes. Dry, medium bodied, bright, tangy and faintly herbal with fresh, still youthful, ripe plum flavours with a lingering, crisp, somewhat cedary finish. This well-priced red that calls for the right food pairing and with a hefty 6.7 g/L total acidity it should really appeal to cool-climate Cab Franc fans. Aged for 14 months in 225L and 500L oak barrels, 95% neutral and 5% new French and is unfiltered. Has lot number L06052022 on the lower part of the glass bottle. Showing nicely, it will get better with aging. CSPC 523001
Type Red Table Wine
Agent Cav Spr
Country Canada
Region Ontario
Rating ***(90 points)
Dry, Bright, Youthful, Ripe
LCBO Text Status Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
A Best Buy
TASTING NOTE: The limestone-clay soils and the moderating breezes that flow through the Cave Spring Vineyard combine to produce elevated, benchmark Cabernet Franc. This is a wine of impeccable character and provenance, with well-defined dark fruit, savoury herbs, spice and smoke. Try this versatile, approachable expression with butternutsquash soup or a turkey or ham dinner. The wine will evolve for another 5+ years. Price $ 19.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - December 3, 2022
Cases bought 360 (12 bottles per case)

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