Grape Variety: Cabernet Franc
Category: Red wine
Location Bought: Magnotta
Region: Niagara Peninsula, Ontario
Format: 750 mL
Producer: Magnotta Winery
Alcohol: 13.4% Alcohol/Vol.
Description: Deep dark ruby in colour with a medium+ intense nose.
Reminds me of a pepperoni, tomato & green pepper pizza. Smooth & delicious
Positives: This wine features cedar, grilled green peppers, white pepper, mixed olives, dark chocolate, mocha and tomato leaf. Medium+ body with medium tannins, good acidity & a fairly long length.
Interesting Point: Normally an overt Cab Franc featuring bell peppers is a negative note, but with everything else that goes into this wine, it translates to a positive.
Drink now or in the next couple of years on its own or and pair it with tapas.
Tasted: 18 June 2014
Score: 9/10, Value: 9+/10, Total: 18+/20
Out of 5 stars, I rated this wine: 4