The result of three barrels we put aside for particular consideration. Our Special Selection shows the velvety richness that Cabernet Franc can display when grown in an ideal site shielded from frost combined with the balance afforded by Niagara’s cool-climate growing season.
Food Pairing: The concentrated dark fruit and creamy texture are a decadent match for well-aged and well-marbled ribeye steak.
Cellaring: Will develop over the next 5-7 years and hold for 12+ years.
Gold – Ontario Wine Awards 2018
92 points – "It’s very franc, matter of fact and here, 100 per cent new French oak, 34 months all in. Just 100 cases are produced. Classic Cassis and graphite buff and shine. It’s grippy, a Niagara River stew, Bay Street oriented. An extravagance, designed out of the few barrels that showed deeper elements.” – Michael Godel, WineAlign
92 points – “Reminiscent of amarone, this is for fans of the big, bold, overripe, dark chocolate and coffee ground-flavoured red wine genre. The palate is thick enough to cut with a knife, supple, suave, velvety ... It’s easy to see the appeal here, to be reserved for moments of meditation, not free-flowing consumption.” – John Szabo, WineAlign
90 points – “It is full bodied, rich, dense and almost amarone like. Excellent to outstanding length.” – David Lawrason, WineAlign