Darker in color than the usual pinot with an earthy nose even some mint coming through. On the mid pallet the wine has some soft red berries coming through hit quickly by some firm tannins and acidity. The wine is medium in length on the finish and the acidity along with some rustic notes linger in the mouth and even build nicely. The fruit on this one is a bit on the milder side but it has some nice complexity. I would give it an 88 or so. $21.45 at the winery.
From the LCBO web site:
THE GOOD EARTH CABERNET FRANC 2011 VINTAGES 350751 | 750 mL bottle Price $ 21.95
Made in: Ontario, Canada By: The Good Earth Vineyard And Winery
Release Date: Aug 17, 2013
12.4% Alcohol/Vol. Style: Medium-bodied & Fruity Sugar Content: 4 g/L Sweetness Descriptor: D – Dry
A pretty good effort here from the 2011 vintage in Niagara with classic red fruits, herbs, cedar, leather, sweet cherry pie and spice notes on the nose. The ripe and savoury red fruits on the palate are joined by sage and other dried herbs and is delivered along a racy spine of acidity. Great food wine for spicy dishes and game meat. Score – 88. (Rick VanSickle, winesinniagara.com, June 4 , 2013)