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Huff Estates Winery South Bay Vineyards Rose Cabernet Franc Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2008 Wine Review

Huff Estates Winery South Bay Vineyards Rose Cabernet Franc Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2008

Huff Estates Winery South Bay Vineyards Rose Cabernet Franc Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2008

V.Q.A., Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada

Community Score: 4.4/5

Community Reviews: 2

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Price: $16.95

Drink: Now

Bottle size: 750 ml



 

Sweetness: Dry

Wine Type: Rosés


Winery: Huff Estates Winery

Agent: Huff Estates

Product: 63982

More Vintages: 2013   Add New Vintage

Natalie's Score: 89/100

Vintages Wine Panel: It's brilliant, soft pink with a piquant nose of red currant, strawberry and rhubarb compote. Zesty acidity bolts onto the palate and carries the sour red fruit flavors to very good length. As a sipping wine, it's bracing and tart on the finish. My note: A lovely blend of Cabernet Franc (60%), Cabernet Sauvignon (30%) and Merlot (10%) for this intensely perfumed, bone-dry rose. Lovely notes of ripe strawberries and raspberries. Terrific aperitif.

Cabernet Franc Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot food pairings: pate, salads, cold chiken, leafy spring salad, tomatoes, and salmon.

This was reviewed May 7, 2009 by

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Bethann McLaren rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

Delicious, light, floral and refreshing with lots of raspberry, wild strawberry and a hint of rhubarb. A favourite summer sipper in a gorgeous pale salmon shade!
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