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Foreign Affair Apologetic Red 2013 Wine Review

Foreign Affair Apologetic Red 2013

Foreign Affair Apologetic Red 2013

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

Community Score:90/100

Community Reviews: 3

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Price: $69.95

Drink: 2014-2017

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14.9%

Sweetness: Medium

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: The Foreign Affair

Agent: The Foreign Affair Winery

Natalie's Score: 87/100

Sweet mocha, dark chocolate, espresso and spice on the nose of this full-bodied, smooth Niagara red wine. Uses the Appassimento method of drying grapes before fermentation to add alcohol, and heft to the wine. Pair with Mexican mole or a dish with sweetness.

Food pairings: minced sirloin burgers, bison burgers, bobtje.

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This Foreign Affair Apologetic Red 2013 was reviewed on September 17, 2016 by Natalie MacLean

More Vintages: 2016  2015 

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Reviews and Ratings

Daniel O'Keefe rated this wine as 92/100 with the following review:

Lovely and concentrated aromatics of blackcurrant, black cherry, cherry compote, dried fig, and cigar smoke. Tasty on the palate, leading with light sweetness before acid and tannins bring the wine into harmony. Fig, cherry, currant, and dark chocolate flavours. 125 days of drying for the appassimento grapes that make up 52% of this wine. 26 months in a combination of French and American oak before bottling. Pair with red meats, blue cheese, or dark chocolate. The 2013 marks the first vintage of this hugely popular and successful offering from Foreign Affair, and is their first partial appassimento Cabernet Franc.
Sweet mocha, dark chocolate, espresso and spice on the nose of this full-bodied, smooth Niagara red wine. The wine grapes for this wine are 100% Cabernet Franc with half of them dried in the Appassimento style before being added to the fermenting wine, making this a very lush and fruitful wine. - Community Wine Reviews

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