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Cave Spring Cabernet Franc 2017 Wine Review

Cave Spring Cabernet Franc 2017

Cave Spring Cabernet Franc 2017

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

Community Score:87/100

Community Reviews: 4

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Price: $17.95

Drink: 2020-2023

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 13.5%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Cave Spring

Agent: Cave Spring Cellars Ltd.

Natalie's Score: 90/100

A stylish, vibrant Ontario Cabernet Franc wine, tart and juicy all at the same time with ripe crushed raspberries, sweet baking spices and fresh herbs lingering on the palate. Well-balanced and well done.

Cabernet Franc food pairings: pasta with Bolognese sauce, mushroom risotto, coq au vin, roasted guinea hen or game birds, steak tartar, hearty beef stews.

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This Cave Spring Cabernet Franc 2017 was reviewed on November 3, 2020 by Natalie MacLean

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Reviews and Ratings

Daniel O'Keefe rated this wine as 87/100 with the following review:

A good value Cabernet Franc from a classic Niagara producer. Intense ruby red in colour. Fresh nose with all sorts of cedar, earthy, forest floor, and a slight vanilla over mild dark fruit. A little on the restrained side, likely due to its youth. Decant or age and serve with barbecued fare, namely chicken on a cedar plank, goat cheese burgers, or ribs.
Linda Mertes WSET 2 rated this wine as 86/100 with the following review:

A medium-bodied Cabernet France from Niagara, this wine has big aromas of red berries and herbs with a hint of smoky tobacco. Medium acidity and tannins with a minty, extra dry finish. Good value. Decant or age further. Pair with roast lamb, beef or BBQ. Tasted February 2020.
From the Niagara Peninsula wine region, Cave Spring 2017 Cabernet Franc is terrific value under $18. Vibrant and juicy on the palate with earthy florals, bright raspberry, fresh herb flavours and a smattering of white pepper lingering on the finish. Tannins are grippy. Pair with juicy, marbled cuts of meat. - Community Wine Reviews

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