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ESTATE GROWN CABERNET FRANC 2021 Cave Spring Vineyard, VQA Beamsville Bench, Niagara Escarpment
Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer CAVE SPRING
This excellent 2021 has a bright fairly deep purple colour. The nose is slightly spicy with intense, bright, plummy fruit along with some gentle minerally, faint cedar-sandalwood notes. Dry, medium bodied, bright, fresh, still youthful, ripe plum flavours with a lingering, crisp, very gently cedary finish. A well-made, perfectly ripe Cab Franc (with no green tonality), it has 6 g/L total acidity and was aged for 14 months in 225L and 500L French oak barrels (95% neutral and 5% new). Note that it is bottled unfiltered thereby augmenting mouthfeel. Showing very nicely, it should still get better with 2-3 years of aging. This very tasty, still youthful, nicely structured 100% Cabernet Franc has 13.5% alcohol and under 2 g/L residual sugar. A versatile crowd-pleaser, it is an excellent match for tomato-based recipes, CSPC 523001
Type Red Table Wine
Agent Cav Spr
Country Canada
Region Ontario
Rating ***(90.5 points)
Bright, Ripe, Well Balanced
LCBO Text Status Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
A Best Buy
TASTING NOTE: This 100% Cabernet Franc is sourced from the Cave Spring Vineyard. The soils there include a complex mix of clay, limestone, sandstone, shale and granite. This wine shows notable structure and depth while staying plush and accessible, with nicely framed ripe plum, cassis and savoury herbs as well as the vineyard's distinct lifted mint character. A wine for roasted red peppers and eggplant or grilled beef. Price $ 20.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - September 9, 2023
Cases bought 288 (12 bottles per case)

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