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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

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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.

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

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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 Aubie 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)

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