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|LAUNDRY VINEYARD CABERNET FRANC 2013 VQA Lincoln Lakeshore, Niagara Escarpment
|Vintage Assessments Tasting Note
|Deep intense purple colour. Intense, spicy, herbal, very dusty, dried plum-apple nose with some peppery cedar notes. Dry, medium bodied, very peppery, tight, mature, dried-out, plum-cherry-apple flavours with a lingering, high acid, gently cedary, fairly bitter, somewhat terse finish. Tasted twice and disappointed. This REPEAT has 13.5% alcohol and 2 g/L residual sugar. The 2013 (**) was last released on November 25, 2017 at $32.35.
||Red Table Wine
Firm Herbal, Dusty
|TASTING NOTE: This organic Lincoln Lakeshore cabernet franc is now coming into its own, ruling the branchy, earthy, cigar tobacco, salty raspberry freshness inherent in cabernet franc. And in the process, proving that cab franc is a signature red of Ontario. Red florals, cherry, ample salts is grounded with an herbal thorniness and buoyed by a swell of acidity. Tannins are softening (vs tasting six months ago), melding into a persistent tug to a tight finish. Eighteen months in French oak provided the structure, and Lincoln Lakeshore's long, gentle slopes have formed the curves. This isn't at height yet: give this a year or two in the cellar to really emerge. Score - 92 (Anthony Gismondi, gismondionwine.com, Nov. 10, 2017)
||vintages release - November 10, 2018
||39 (12 bottles per case)
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Score: - Poor * Very Basic
** Good **/**+ Very Good **+ Excellent