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LAUNDRY VINEYARD CABERNET FRANC 2013 VQA Lincoln Lakeshore, Niagara Escarpment
Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer TAWSE
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. CSPC 130997
Type Red Table Wine
Agent Taw Win
Country Canada
Region Ontario
Rating *+/**(87 points)
Firm Herbal, Dusty
LCBO Note Status
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) Price $ 32.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - November 10, 2018
Cases bought 39 (12 bottles per case)

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Score:    - Poor   * Very Basic     *+ OK    ** Good    **/**+ Very Good    **+ Excellent    *** Outstanding    ***+ Superb

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