Calamus Ball’s Falls Red 2017

Inky dark in color with a mild black berry nose, about the only thing about this wine that is mild. On the mid palate the wine displays some intense, vibrant black berry notes, along with some slightly bitter dark chocolate, quite fruit forward. On the medium length finish the wine displays some nice smooth tannins and acidity, nice and dry. There’s a hint of green pepper notes as well. This is a wine that’s bolder than one would expect at this price point. Be sure and serve it with something fairly big, I went with bacon wrapped filet mignon and it held it’s own. I would give it an 87-88 … From the LCBO web site, check stock:

Cabernet Franc/Cabernet Sauvignon

750 mL bottle  |   VINTAGES#:  10527$16.95WC91 (0)Write a Review

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Alluring aromas of rich, dark berry fruit, dark chocolate and cassis abound on the nose of this deftly balanced, gorgeously flavoured red. It dishes up mouthfuls of sweet-tinged fruit – dark cherry and ripe bramble berry interwoven with excellent tang and acidity and mixed spice. It’s medium bodied with good mouthfeel and a lengthy finish oozing with flavour, tangy acidity and plenty of charm. Load up the trunk and pour with steak, burgers or beef fajitas. Score – 91. (Vic Harradine,, Sept. 21, 2019)


Release Date:August 22, 2020Bottle Size:750 mL bottleAlcohol/Vol:13%Made In:Ontario, CanadaBy:Calamus Estate WinerySugar Content:2 g/LSweetness Descriptor:XD – Extra DryStyle:Medium-bodied & FruityVarietal:Cabernet Franc/Cabernet SauvignonThis is a VQA wine

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