Grape: Cabernet Franc
Category: Red Wine
Region: Niagara-on-the-Lake, Niagara Region, Ontario
Format: 750 mL
Producer: Niagara College Teaching Winery
Alcohol: 13.0% Alcohol/Vol.
It infrequently happens when I give a wine under $19 with a Top Pick, (Price Not Withstanding), & this Cab Franc gets into that category as the wine exudes elegance with mouth-watering fruits, spice & beautiful fragrant violets on the nose.
Tasting Note: Light to medium ruby in colour with good acidity, an intense nose, smooth tannin & a long length on the finish. Wine features bramble fruit, red currants, plum, white pepper, arugula & violets on the nose.
Interesting Point: Have it slightly chilled to 17-18 C in order to bring out even more of the freshness of the fruit.
Pairings: Drink now or over the next 5-7 years on its own or pair it with arugula & prosciutto wood oven pizza.
My Opinion: Highly Recommended
Top Pick & Best Buy
Tasted: July 29, 2020