I’ve run into this wine at the Food and Wine show over the last couple years and been impressed. Dark in color with mild nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some lovely intensified cab franc notes, dark berries, and a hint of dried fruits. This wine is made in the Apassimento style (think Amarone) where 100% of the grapes have been air dried, before being crushed intensifying the fruit. The wine displays some nice smooth tannins, acidity and some peppery notes. I would give it an 88 or so. Not in the LCBO but available at the winery for $29 a bottle. An interesting wine for sure.
From the winery’s web site for the 2013 vintage:
SUGAR :3.1 g/L
From the very start, this fabulous wine is sure to delight and arouse the senses. The intense aroma of rich, ripe strawberries provides just a glimpse of the exceptionally rich flavours yet to come.
This Appassimento-style Cabernet Franc captures a deep ruby colour. Its aroma is of violets, plum, mocha, and hints of jalapeno peppers. It is a medium bodied wine that highlights bright fruit and ripe cherry followed with soft tannins. Pair with grilled burger, roast duck, or simply try it with goat cheese.