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2020 Cave Spring Cabernet Franc "Estate"

Cave Spring 2020 Estate Cabernet Franc

Winery: Cave Spring

Vintage: 2020

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Estate"

Wine Category: Cabernet Franc

Grape blend: 100% Cabernet Franc

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Beamsville Bench

State or country: Canada

Price: $20

Cases produced: 2,100

KWG Score: 89.7 (based on 4 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89)

Review date: March 26, 2024

Wine Review: This bright ruby colored Cabernet Franc from Canada opens with a black cherry and red licorice bouquet with a hint of vanilla. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied with integrated medium plus acidity. The mouthfeel is balanced, round and savory. The flavor profile is a crushed stone and plum blend with notes of oak. I also detected hints of loam and oolong tea. The finish is dry, and its flavors and gentle fine tannins linger and drift away nicely. I would pair this Cab Franc with a pork tenderloin. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: Color: Deep ruby.
Nose: Complex, with intense aromas of dark cherry, blackberry, tar, licorice, cedar, and menthol, with graphite, eucalyptus, and cracked pepper in behind.
Palate: Medium to full bodied with firm, fine-grained tannins and black cherry fruit up front; the tannins are tight yet expansive in the middle, cradling saturated cassis and black raspberry fruit and lifted by delicate mint tones; the tannins push onto the back palate, carrying juicy, dark berry flavors into a weighty, lingering finish tinted with notes of blacktop and white pepper.
Pairings: Roasted poultry or turkey, beef brisket, Mitaki mushroom roast, vegan burritos or pupusas, roasted red pepper and eggplant dishes.

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