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The Grange of Prince Edward Estate Winery Northfield Cabernet Franc 2010 Wine Review

The Grange of Prince Edward Estate Winery Northfield Cabernet Franc 2010

The Grange of Prince Edward Estate Winery Northfield Cabernet Franc 2010

Prince Edward County, Ontario VQA, Canada

Community Score:89/100

Community Reviews: 6

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Price: $35.00

Drink: 2015-2018

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14%

Sweetness: Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Grange of Prince Edward Estate Winery

Agent: The Grange Of Prince Edward Estate Winery

Natalie's Score: 87/100

A full-bodied PEC red wine made from cool-climate Cabernet Franc grapes. Juicy with lots of acidity and satin smooth texture with red cherry notes. No bell pepper. Pair with grilled pork chops.

Cabernet Franc food pairings: steak au poivre.

This The Grange of Prince Edward Estate Winery Northfield Cabernet Franc 2010 was reviewed on April 18, 2016 by Natalie MacLean

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Greg Hughes rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

A robust wine, for Prince Edward County. There's some age on this wine, but it still has loads of youth. Lots of minerality, but that should be expected in PEC.
A little bit of funky truffle on the nose, coupled with graphite, wet stone, blackberry, cassis, dried cranberry, and some toasty oak notes (I love how tasteful the oak is, here). It's their premium Cab Franc for a reason.
Ontario Cab Franc is best enjoyed (in my opinion) with root veggies and something gamey. Try duck, cranberries, and rosemary parsnips for a smart match.
Andrew Bernardo rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

This is an excellent wine from PEC, featuring black currant, black cherry and black plum. Clean and fresh with vibrant acidity and good minerality. 90 Points. (ottawawinejournal.com)
Lori Kilmartin WSET3 - WSET3 Sommelier rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

Like all wines at The Grange this Cab. Franc saw minimal oak as the winery uses older neutral barrels for aging. Lots of fruit; cherry, raspberry and black currant both on the nose and palate. Soft tannins with bright acidity. Full body with a long finish. #TasteOntario2016
Jennifer Havers - WSET Level 3 rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

A lovely and smooth Cabernet Franc. Aromas re fresh and ripe as opposed to some which have a green note. Currant, plum, and ripe berries are all evident on the nose and carry through to the palate. Full bodied, smooth tannin and a long finish. Acid is lovely and balanced. This would definitely be a steak wine for me. (March 2016).
Deep violet color. Notes of black currant and raspberry fruit with a black pepper savory edge. Dark fruit is balanced on the palate by cigar box complexity, spice and firm tannins.

Fermented in stainless steel, 28-day primary fermentation for extended maceration. Aged 24 months in neutral French oak barriques prior to bottling.

Source: Winery (The Grange of Prince Edward Estate Winery)

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