I have not had much exposure to Lake Erie wines so when I was at Taste Ontario a while back I tried this one. Dark in color with a lovely nose of dark cherries. On the mid pallet the wine displays lovely bold dark cherries to match the nose along with some chocolate notes. On the long finish the wine displays some hints of pepper along with some smooth tannins and nice dryness. This is a well made varietal cab franc. A bigger one at that. I would give it an 89 or so. A nice surprise. This one sure isn’t cheap $39.95 but it is good if you can endure the price.
From the LCBO web site:
Cooper’s Hawk Cabernet Franc Reserve 2010 — VINTAGES#: 335729
STYLE – Medium-bodied & Fruity
The first red to come off the property is a winner. Blackberry and tobacco greet the nose, while blackberries and blueberry skin are the stars on the palate — it has a juiciness on the mid-palate before the nice tannin backbone takes hold on the finish. Score – 3 1/2+ Stars (out of 5). (Michael Pinkus, ontariowinereview.com, April 23, 2013) $39.95
Release Date:October 2, 2014
Alcohol/Vol 13.3% Made in: Ontario, Canada By: Cooper’s Hawk Vineyards Sugar Content: 5 g/L Sweetness Descriptor: XD – Extra Dry Style: Medium-bodied & Fruity
Description: Cabernet Franc is a critical component in many of Bordeaux’s greatest wines, and is one of the cornerstone grapes of Ontario winemaking. In Ontario, Cab Franc also creates top-flight single varietal wines.This is a VQA wine