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Small Talk Vineyards Big Ideas Classical Cabernet Franc 2015 Wine Review

Small Talk Vineyards Big Ideas Classical Cabernet Franc 2015

Small Talk Vineyards Big Ideas Classical Cabernet Franc 2015

Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada

Community Score:90/100

Community Reviews: 3

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Price: $37.95

Drink: 2020-2025

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 13%

Sweetness: Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Small Talk Vineyards

Agent: Stonechurch Vineyards

Natalie's Score: 90/100

The full-bodied, smooth 2015 Big Ideas “Classical” Cabernet Franc offers aromas of white melon and lime. Pair with grilled meats, but not baby goats. Small Talk Vineyards was established by the Hunse family in 1989 as Stonechurch Vineyards and has been family-owned ever since. In 2012, the name was changed to Small Talk Vineyards. They’ve also launched Shiny Apple Cider, an Ontario Craft Cider. The winery offers lots of events, including Baby Goat Yoga run by a local instructor, but mostly by the baby goats who like to climb on to you because they are super social animals and very good climbers.

Cabernet Franc food pairings: roast pork, hamburgers, old cheese, beef tenderloin.

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This Small Talk Vineyards Big Ideas Classical Cabernet Franc 2015 was reviewed on July 27, 2020 by Natalie MacLean

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  • 223859

Reviews and Ratings

Jennifer Havers - WSET Level 3 rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

A lovely and fresh expression of Cabernet Franc from Niagara on the Lake. Aromas of raspberry, blackberry, and red cherry, with fresh cracked pepper and a hint of dried herbs. Medium bodied and smooth on the palate, berry notes are ripe and bright, acidity is medium, and the finish is medium+ and clear. Enjoy with sausages or ribs on the BBQ.
Winery Notes - Notes of smoke, herbaceousness, leather and cigar box on the nose. Great balance in structure with popping acidity and a spiciness that features black pepper on the grippingly tannic finish.

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