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The Foreign Affair Winery Dream 2016 Wine Review

The Foreign Affair Winery Dream 2016

The Foreign Affair Winery Dream 2016

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

Community Score:89/100

Community Reviews: 5

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Price: $29.95

Drink: 2019-2025

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14%

Sweetness: Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine


Winery: The Foreign Affair Winery

Agent: Corby Spirit And Wine Limited

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This The Foreign Affair Winery Dream 2016 was reviewed on May 13, 2019 by Natalie MacLean

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Reviews and Ratings

Melanie Lloyd - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

A Bordeaux-style blend made of 45% Merlot, 34% Cab Sauv, 15% Cab Franc, and 6% Petit Verdot. On the nose, dark berry and plum aromas along with violet, cinnamon, cedar, and a touch of vanilla bean.

On the palate, blueberry, blackcurrant, and plum flavours with grippy tannins and a long espresso finish.

Tasted at the Taste Ontario event in April 2019.

Wine-Food Pairing: Perfect with barbecued steak.
Jennifer Havers - WSET Level 3 rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

Blended from Merlot (45%), Cabernet Sauvognom (34%), Cabernet Franc (15%), and Petit Verdot (6%). Rich and smooth, 17% of the grapes are dried appassimento style contributing to rich flavours on the palate. Aromas of black cherry, plum, cedar and a hint of vanilla. Full bodied and luscious on the palate with rich fruit, smoky, tobacco notes and a lengthy finish.
Paula Bernardino rated this wine as 87/100 with the following review:

I discovered this winery at the Taste Ontario event in Ottawa April 3, 2019 and really like their labels and the names of the their wines. Their Dream red is a combination of cabernet franc, cabernet sauvignon and merlot. I would pair it with grilled white meats.
The Foreign Affair's Dream 2016 is a juicy, succulent, full-bodied Niagara red wine blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, and Petit Verdot grapes. About 15% of wine grapes were dried for four months in appassimento style and the fermented wine spent over a year in French, American and Hungarian oak barrels. Lush layers of dried fruit, ripe dark cherries, blackberry, cake spice and dried tobacco leaf fill the palate. Tannins are firm. Cellar for three years or decant and pour with a dark chocolate mousse or chicken mole. - Community Wine Reviews

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