Dark in color with lovely red berry nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some lovely red cherry notes to match the nose along with some prominent oak. On the medium length finish the wine displays some nice spicy pepper along with some nice firm acidity and tannins. This is a very nice, very approachable cab franc. Niagara Cab Franc done right! Yumm. I would give it an 89-90. Very nice.
From the winery’s web site:
Reserve Cabernet Franc 2012
Varieties: Cabernet Franc (89%), Merlot (10%), Cabernet Sauvignon (1%) Region: Niagara Escarpment Country: Canada Vintage: 2012 Alcohol: 13.5% Acidity: 6.75
It is the perfect sensory storm. This wine comes at you full on and envelopes you in a wave of flavours that leaves you drenched in luxury. The fine, firm structure of resolved tannins amply supports the lively dark berry notes while underpinning the broader tones of leather, coffee and bittersweet chocolate. The intriguing complexities of this wine are artistically interlace to give a wine of, shall we say it – epic depth, power and longevity. Winemaker: Brian Schmidt Retail: $50.00