CAVE SPRING CELLARS ESTATE CABERNET FRANC 2005

I (John Galea) tried this wine the other night. Out of the bottle without breathing it was a big wine, but the tannins are under control. This wine is approachable now with lots of deep layers and flavors. There was no bitterness at all even out of the bottle. It will benefit from some additional aging/breathing. A great first attempt by Cave Springs who are doing wonderful things. I love their Reisling and thoroughly enjoyed my time in their tasting room that included a trip down to the cellar and a free seminar! A little pricey but heh, Niagara ain’t a cheap place to make wine. 

CAVE SPRING CELLARS ESTATE CABERNET FRANC 2005 
VINTAGES 72751 | 750 mL bottle   

Price: $ 29.95 
Wine, Red Wine, 
13.5% Alcohol/Vol.

Sugar Content : XD
This is a VQA wine

Made in: Ontario, Canada
By: Cave Spring Cellars Ltd

Release Date: Nov 8, 2008 

Tasting Note
Cave Spring’s first cabernet franc joins the growing number of Niagara cab francs with elegance, nuance and lovely raspberry ripeness, a welcome evolution from the region’s tendency to produce overly green, alcoholic and oaked examples. Cellar until 2010, then enjoy with herbed roast poultry or pork. Score – 89. (David Lawrason, www.torontolife.com, 2007)

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