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|SOUTH BAY VINEYARDS CABERNET FRANC 2016 VQA Prince Edward County
|Vintage Assessments Tasting Note
|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.
||Red Table Wine
Solid, Grippy, Youthful
||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)
||vintages release - August 18, 2018
||42 (12 bottles per case)
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Score: - Poor * Very Basic
** Good **/**+ Very Good **+ Excellent