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Tawse Winery Inc. Grower's Blend Cabernet Franc 2011 Wine Review

Tawse Winery Inc. Grower's Blend Cabernet Franc 2011

Tawse Winery Inc. Grower's Blend Cabernet Franc 2011

Niagara Escarpment, Ontario VQA, Canada

Community Score: 87/100

Community Reviews: 3

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Price: $26.95

Drink: 2012-2015

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 13%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine


Winery: Tawse Winery Inc.

Agent: Tawse Winery Inc.

Natalie's Score: 90/100

This full-bodied red wine is smooth and offers chocolate-mocha on the nose from oak aging followed by plush black plums and a supple, medium- to full-bodied weight and texture on the palate. Nice example of cool-climate cabernet franc.

Cabernet Franc food pairings: mature cheeses, grilled red meat, braised game meat.

This Tawse Winery Inc. Grower's Blend Cabernet Franc 2011 was reviewed on November 9, 2013 by

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Reviews and Ratings

Nick Onischuk - Accredited Sommelier rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

The Tawse Winery Inc. Grower’s Blend Cabernet Franc 2011 is a smooth wine. It features aromas and flavours of plum, cherry, red berry and a hint of chocolate. Tasted October 7, 2013 (90/100)
Emilie Ryan rated this wine as 83/100 with the following review:

A decent Cabernet Franc...
Presentation: A clean, modern looking label
Appearance: Medium ruby red
Nose: Sour berries, leather
Taste: Green peppers, leather, sour berries, and significant acidity. Somewhat strong on the alcohol even if 13% is stated on the label. I had it with turkey, baked squash, and steamed vegetables. I admit the pairing was not as good as I had hoped. I suggest pairing it with red meat. I tried it with dark chocolate, but struck out here, too. Cheese might have been a better option.
Finish: Long alcohol, sour, and leather.
Overall impression: I can see the traditional Cabernet Franc structure coming out, and it has an interesting mix of leather and sour berry notes. A decent Cabernet Franc but not my favourite.
Value: 2 out of 5
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