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Stratus Special Select Late Harvest Cabernet Franc 2012 Wine Review

Stratus Special Select Late Harvest Cabernet Franc 2012

Stratus Special Select Late Harvest Cabernet Franc 2012

VQA, Niagara-On-The-Lake, Ontario, Canada

Community Score: 4.6/5

Community Reviews: 2

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Price: $29.00

Drink: 2013-2020

Bottle size: 375 ml



 

Alcohol: 13.5%

Sweetness: Sweet

Wine Type: Dessert Wine


Winery: Stratus

Agent: Stratus Vineyards

Product: 628116001324

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Natalie's Score: 92/100

This is a creative and delicious take on icewine, traditionally made from vidal or riesling in a white wine style. This cabernet franc icewine offers luscious aromas and flavours of wild strawberry and raspberry, yet it's not cloying.

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Matt Steeves, Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 92/100 with the following review:

Beautiful sweet nose full of fresh baked apple pie, cinnamon, and cran-apple. Palate, medium sweet, mouth watering, would make a great pairing with full flavoured cheeses, or try with strawberry shortcake, apple pie and vanilla ice cream. This is a terrific alternative to Ice Wine given the lighter body, and attractive price.
Tasted December 2013. 92 pts.
Matt Steeves @Quercusvino
The wine begins with a bouquet
of fresh strawberry confit, barley
sugar, and a pleasing savoury herbal
element. The intense red berry
palate is lifted and balanced by a
pronounced brisk acidity, leading to
a medium length finish. Try alongside
saltier, astringent cheeses.

Source: Winery (Stratus)
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