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Southbrook Vineyards Triomphe Cabernet Franc 2013

Southbrook Vineyards Triomphe Cabernet Franc 2013
Southbrook Vineyards Triomphe Cabernet Franc 2013

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

Community Score: 4.3/5
Community Reviews: 4
Price: $21.95
Sweetness: Extra Dry
Alcohol: 12.6%

Drink: 2014-2017

Bottle size: 750 ml
Winery: Southbrook Vineyards

Emilie Ryan rated this wine as 83/100 with the following review:

A young wine that should pair well with many dishes…

Appearance: Light, ruby red
Nose: Green cedar, leather, tobacco
Taste: Thin, pepper, cedar/oak, sour cherries. Should be good with a variety of foods (meat-based and vegetarian), as well as cheese plates
Finish: the pepper, cedar/oak and sour cherries continue on the finish, which is quite long.
Overall impression: Some complexity, yet still young. A good Cabernet Franc. I would be interested to see how it evolves over the next five years, though its evolution is perhaps unlikely given the twist-top cap, which is unfortunate, I think.

Value: 2 out of 5


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