Tasting Note: The two thirds/one third cabernet franc/cabernet sauvignon stunner from Vineland Estates is pulled (and now labeled) from the 60-acre Bo-Teek Vineyard found within the designated viticultural area Niagara Escarpment (within the broader Twenty Mile Bench) sub-appellation. Estate cabernet of such acumen is predicated on the sound wisdom gathered by a viticulturist and Vineland's Roman Prydatkewycz knows his cabernet. Winemaker Brian Schmidt takes this paradigmatic escarpment fruit, passes it through the optimal sorter, removes five to eight per cent imperfect berries and a quarter of the cabernet sauvignon fruit. What remains is hand-punched, sent to neutral barrels and is forgotten for 15 months. What emerges is a naturally sweet, vegetal-void elixir, sharp, focused, fervently nervous, tart and captured as if in a dark vacuum or void. It's all tied inside snug, concentrated and intense. It's too early for the burst but it will happen within another 12 months time, followed by a six to 1 Score - 91. (Michael Godel, winealign.com, April 22, 2017)
|Brewer||Vineland Estate Wines Limited|
|Sugar/Sweetness||XD - Extra Dry|
|Sub Category||Cabernet Franc/Cabernet Sauvignon|
|Tags||Cabernet Franc/Cabernet Sauvignon, Medium-bodied & Fruity|
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