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Apologetic 2013 Wine Review

Apologetic 2013

Apologetic 2013

Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada

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Price: $159.95

Drink: 2017-2019

Bottle size: 1500 ml

Alcohol: 13.5%

Sweetness: Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Apologetic

Agent: The Foreign Affair Winery

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The Foreign Affair Winery. OTHER: The label of this Niagara offering features a ketch of a moose with the word "Sorry" written across the beast's torso. Owner Len Crispino, a former chief trade representative for Ontario in Italy, intends it as a tongue-in cheek nod to Canadians' famous reputation for apologizing at the drop of a hat. And I have to say sorry here if you're expecting a bone-dry wine. It is, in fact, sweeter than off-dry, a Canadian cabernet franc crafted in the appassimento style of Valpolicella in northern Italy, with 52 per cent of the grapes left out to dry and concentrate flavours prior to pressing. Think of it as a Canuck Amarone, only with an extra dollop of sugar. Big and thick, at 14.9-per-cent alcohol, it's layered with nuances of spiced plum, raisin, dark chocolate, cherry jam and tobacco. A fine choice for aged, salty cheeses, such as Stilton or Parmesan. Score - 90 (Beppi Crosariol, The Globe and Mail, Sept. 14, 2016). - Community Wine Reviews

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