Drink.  Learn.  Laugh.  Repeat.

Welcome Back!Sign in here:

Not Registered?Become one of our thirsty clan 306,637 strong:

Register Today!

Southbrook Vineyards Estate Grown Small Lot Cabernet Rosé 2016 Wine Review

Southbrook Vineyards Estate Grown Small Lot Cabernet Rosé 2016

Southbrook Vineyards Estate Grown Small Lot Cabernet Rosé 2016

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

Community Score:88/100

Community Reviews: 6

  Add My Review

Price: $29.95

Drink: 2016-2018

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 11.5%

Sweetness: Dry

Wine Type: Rosés

Winery: Southbrook Vineyards

Agent: Southbrook Vineyards

Natalie's Score: 90/100

A lovely, light-bodied Niagara rosé that is both organic and biodynamic. This dry rose is co-fermented with wild yeast from the winery's estate grown Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc grapes. Aromas of wild strawberry and cranberry. Racy acidity. Pair with planked salmon.

Cabernet Rosé food pairings: spinach greens and fresh strawberry salad, goat cheese brick and dried cranberries and herbs, strawberry rhubarb crumble.

Splendid Salad Wine

This Southbrook Vineyards Estate Grown Small Lot Cabernet Rosé 2016 was reviewed on June 17, 2017 by Natalie MacLean

  Add New Vintage

Pricing & Stock Information

Reviews and Ratings

Monique Sosa - Accredited Sommelier rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

A vibrant dry rosé with dominant notes of tart cherry, rhubarb nd wild strawberries. It's light and dry with juicy puckering acidity. Enjoy with fish cakes. Tasted Mar 2017 - @sommsosa | bespoketastings.ca
Jon Steeves - Sommelier rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

Wild yeast fermented blend of 50% Cab Franc, 50% Cab Sauvignon, bone dry and declared 11.5% ABV. Fruity ripe field berries, blood orange aromatics and on the palate. Would pair well with fish cakes or crab-stuffed baked salmon with a citrus drizzle. Balanced with vibrant acidity. Fresh, tart and ready to enjoy. Tasted March 2017. 90 points.
Mary Anne van Gaal rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

This beautiful deep pink Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc blend produces a wine that has pleasant aromas and flavours of apple blossom, cherry and strawberry. Being organic and biodynamic is a pleasant bonus. It's dryness makes it a great match for seafood. Tasted March 2017.
Philippe Perreault - Sommelier rated this wine as 86/100 with the following review:

It's a blend of Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon.

Clear salmon rose color with notes of apple, strawberry and raspberry.
This wine is rich, light bodied and fresh.

Try it with seafood.
Serve it at 12-13 degrees.
Enjoyable now.
Sharon Lécuyer rated this wine as 86/100 with the following review:

Vibrant colour of pink. Acidity dancing on the palette. Medium-bodied, dry with a hint of sweetness.

In my view, this isn't a sipping rosé and is best enjoyed with food. Think seafood or a dessert.

I adore this winery and what they stand for. Was my favourite winery in Niagara!

(Tasted March 26, 2017)

If you liked the Southbrook Vineyards Estate Grown Small Lot Cabernet Rosé 2016, you might also like these wines:



Join me in a free online video class to learn the secrets to perfect pairings.

Wine of the Week

As featured on  

CTV Wine of the Week!

Wade Cellars Red Wine
Cabernet Sauvignon 2019,
Napa Valley, California ...

Natalie MacLean

Natalie MacLean offers North America's most popular online wine and food pairing classes. She was named the World's Best Drinks Writer at the World Food Media Awards in Australia.

Natalie has published two books with Random House, both selected as one of Amazon's Best Books of the Year.

Join 306,637 thirsty wine lovers who get access to all of her wine reviews by becoming a member of her site. Take a free online pairing class with her here.



Know the wines you want before you even get to the store with my wine reviews. Join now. It's free.

Red, White & Drunk All Over

  Best Books of the Year

Red, White & Drunk all over by Natalie MacLean

Natalie MacLean writes about wine with a sensuous obsession... and often laugh-out-loud funny... Terrific.

Rex Pickett, Sideways

Ms. MacLean is the disarming Everywoman. She loves wine, loves drinking ... ultimately, it's a winning formula.

Eric Asimov, The New York Times


Access my reviews on mobile with the bar code scanner.


Unquenchable: A Tipsy Search

  Best Books of the Year

Unquenchable by Natalie MacLean

Natalie MacLean is a new force in the wine writing world ‐ a feisty North American answer to Hugh Johnson and Jancis Robinson. She can write beautifully about wine.

The Financial Times of London

There are very few people in the wine world who "get it" and Natalie is one of those who brings more fun to a buttoned-up and stodgy game.

Gary Vaynerchuck, Wine Library TV

Starting a Wine Cellar?

Expert advice for all budgets

Insider tips on starting a wine cellar
From wine racks to underground caves, insider tips on size and space, number of bottles, ideal conditions and reputable resources.   learn more  




Winner World's Best Drink Writer
WFour-Time Winner James Beard Foundation
Five-Time Winner Association of Food Journalists
Six-Time Winner Bert Greene Award
Best Wine Literature Book Gourmand World Cookbook Awards
Online Writer of the Year Louis Roederer International Wine Writing Award