Kacaba Single Vineyard Cabernet Franc 2008, VQA Niagara Escarpment

Cabernet Franc Cabernet Franc
Ontario, Canada

$15.75 (272146)

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February 18, 2012

Critic Reviews (2)

John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

An extremely green, vegetable salad-scented wine, with pure tomato leaf and green pepper flavours - idiosyncratic to...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This is from a cooler vintage not noted for reds in Ontario, but it has good colour, weight and intensity. The nose...

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Community Reviews (4)

Richard Strazds
Richard Strazds

This wine needed two hours to erase the carmenere like herbaceousness. Once that was done it became a fine austere cab franc. Dark fruit and coffee like the bottle says.

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Brad Mate
Brad Mate

Classic Niagara Cab/Franc nose of roasted green bell peppers, smoky cherries and oak. This wine drinks classy with delicacy. Even though 2008 was a horrible vintage for reds in Niagara, this wine perseveres with quality tannins and a suave mouth feel. The flavours are consistent with the nose, adding hits of smoky raspberries that resembles Pinot noir. The flavours linger on the finish for a long while. Great job, for a challenging vintage!

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Evan Keaschuk
Evan Keaschuk

Dark ruby in the glass. Dark berry and a bit of green pepper on the nose. Not very complex. Nice fresh acidity and smooth, supple tannins. Medium-light body. Medium length on the finish. Was hoping for a bit more out of this, especially since I'm a fan of Ontario cab franc. Tasted March 2012.

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Jennifer Hart
Jennifer Hart

Perfumed nose of red flowers, spicy dark fruit. Medium mouth feel. Good complexity for price.

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