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Cave Spring Cellars Cabernet Franc 2013 Wine Review

Cave Spring Cellars Cabernet Franc 2013

Cave Spring Cellars Cabernet Franc 2013

Niagara Escarpment Ontario VQA, Canada

Community Score:90/100

Community Reviews: 8

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Price: $19.95

Drink: 2015-2017

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: 91/100

One of the best Ontario Cabernet Franc wines I've ever tasted. Rich, full-bodied with layers of dark plums, smoke and mocha. Beautifully balanced, with a sweet chocolate note on the finish, though this wine is dry. That extra kicks just makes it more luscious and delicious. Pair with grilled pork chops or lamb.

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

This Cave Spring Cellars Cabernet Franc 2013 was reviewed on October 29, 2016 by Natalie MacLean

More Vintages: 2012 

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Greg Hughes rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

Great! Seamless oak - it's there, but integrated into the wine well. Smooth and concentrated. If someone asked me to show them a typical Niagara Cab Franc, this would be it. Drinking well now and will continue to for a further 3-5.
Aromas of chocolate and cherry skin dominate. Cassis, coffee, tobacco, vanilla bean, and charcoal.
It's delicious and you could easily expect to pay more for the quality it delivers.
Jane Staples - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

Made from grapes grown in limestone-clay soils, in vineyards overlooking Lake Ontario. Bright cherry aromas with lift of mint. Juicy cherry, red plums, mint, mocha and touch of smoke on palate with excellent acidity and long finish. A great example of Ontario Cab Franc.
Tasted Oct. 2016
Rudy Giesbrecht rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

Good with steak
A mix of fresh herbs, especially mint, savoury, and tarragon, along with aromas of sour cherry and black pepper greet the nose. Medium in body, notes of herbs and spice continue on the palate, with black pepper, cinnamon, cloves and star anise mingling with rich, dark plum fruit and earthy tones. On the middle, soft, silky tannins and a pleasing lift of acidity emerge to provide structure and clarity, giving way to lingering nuances of smoke and game on the finish.

Source: Winery (Cave Spring Cellars)

2 Members would buy this wine again

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