Cab Franc is a grape that grows well in Niagara, and Cave Springs are a benchmark for entry level Cab Francs that punch above their price point. This one is dark in color with a nice albeit mild black fruit nose. On the mid palate the wine delivers some nice solid black cherries that coat the mouth beautifully. On the medium length finish the wine delivers some nice vibrant acidity, some mocha, some noticeable alcohol and some edgy tannins, nice and dry. It’s a bit young, but if you like your wines bigger in flavor like I do, it’s a drink now, but it easily could keep a couple years and soften, as well the alcohol would integrate. There are no green notes, and no green pepper. I would this wine a solid 88+. Yum. Grab it at the LCBO, check stock: Perfect steak wine!
50 mL bottle | LCBO#: 523001$17.95
Sourced from vines planted in limestone-rich clay, sandstone and shale, this wine was fermented using indigenous yeast and aged for 14 months in predominantly older French, Hungarian and American oak barriques. Cave Spring calls it ‘… firm [with] sour cherry fruit … ripe cassis … dark berry, black pepper, and coffee …’ A wine that will cellar to 2025+, but you can enjoy it tonight with shepherd’s pie or steak.READ LESS
Release Date:February 6, 2021750 mL bottleAlcohol/Vol:14%Made In:Ontario, CanadaBy:Cave Spring Cellars LtdSugar Content:4 g/LSweetness Descriptor:XD – Extra DryStyle:Medium-bodied & FruityThis is a VQA wine