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
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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Product #: 628116001324


 
Price: $29.00
Alcohol: 13.5%
Drink: 2013-2020
Sweetness: Sweet
Bottle size: 375 ml
Wine Type: Dessert Wine

Winery: Stratus
Agent: Stratus Vineyards
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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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