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SOUTH BAY VINEYARDS CABERNET FRANC 2016 VQA Prince Edward County
Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer HUFF ESTATES
Extremely deep intense purple colour. Intense, complex, very slightly spicy, slightly baked, ripe plum-cherry nose with some sandalwood notes. Very dry, medium-full bodied, well structured, slightly spicy, intense, grippy, ripe plum-red cherry flavours with a lingering, faintly herbal, high acid finish. Still extremely youthful - needs 3-4 years. This first 100% Cabernet Franc was fermented and macerated in a 4,200 L oak tank then aged for 18 months in French oak barrels. Has 13.5% alcohol and 3 g/L residual sugar. CSPC 578849
Type Red Table Wine
Agent Huf Est
Country Canada
Region Ontario
Rating ***(91 points)
Solid, Grippy, Youthful
LCBO Note Status Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
TASTING NOTE: Sourced from the clay, shale and limestone of the South Bay Vineyard, which was first planted in 2011, this offers up a wealth of ripe fruit. Look for black plums, blueberry and blackberry in particular, alongside peppery spice notes. Juicy and still a bit tight - lots more to come from this one - it will be perfect for grilled meats or (if you can wait) a hearty meat stew this fall. (Vintages panel, March 2018) Price $ 29.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - August 18, 2018
Cases bought 42 (12 bottles per case)

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