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The 2007 Stratus Cabernet Franc is a fine example of this single varietal, originally (over)priced at $38, then reduced to $24.95. The wine is medium bodied, with nice aromas of integrated red fruit (raspberry, red currant), coffee, leather and black pepper. Tannins are refined (decant for 15 to 30 min) and the finish is medium to long. It is good to drink now and will be for the next 5-10 years. My impression: BEAUTIFUL, 89.5 pts - and would be a recommended buy if still available. Tasted Sept/11.
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A re-release of this wine is available for purchase at the winery at a premium of $42…ahhh yes a little on the expensive side… But considering the plush quality of this gracefully aged wine, I think it’s worth it. It’s not an everyday wine. It’s a special treat to be enjoyed over a celebration. Actually, opening this beauty is a bit of a celebration in itself. I know Stratus’ blends are wonderfully composed, but I’m a sucker for single varietal Niagara Cabernet Franc, especially when it of this quality. This wine has just started to peak and I imaging will continue to drink well for another 3-5 years. Secondary savory notes have blossomed beyond the fruit - Sweet tobacco, autumn leaves, herbs, dried rose petals, cherry concentrate, vanilla oak and so much more. Suave and graceful on the palate. Like I said, a real treat!
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