Featherstone Cabernet Franc 2011, VQA Niagara Peninsula

Cabernet Franc Cabernet Franc
Ontario, Canada

$18.95 (64618)

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88 pts
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October 12, 2013

Critic Reviews (4)

Michael Godel
Michael Godel

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This is a lively, borderline serious cab franc that has achieved impressive ripeness in a cool year. Pours deep ruby,...

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Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

A very aromatic cabernet franc, nicely typical of the varietal. Earnest with great grounded depth, notes of violet,...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

A simple, pleasant, zesty and fruity-herbal example of Ontario cab franc, with a vaguely sweet impression on the...

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Community Reviews (2)

Jason Solanki
Jason Solanki

Bottled just two days prior to my tasting. Intense oak and cedar aromas with some raspberry and dark fruits in the background. Has good fruit, structure and acidity, but still very tight and grippy. Tannins will settle very nicely in a couple of years. Has potential to be better than 2010. Tasted Sept/2012. Score: 90 pts.

Sour cherry, strawberry and earthy aromas. Medium-bodied with good integrated tannins. Cranberry-pomegranate flavours on the palate, some cherry as well. Nicely balanced with round mouthfeel. Smooth, medium-length finish. Tasted June/2013. Score: 88 pts.

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David Brodati
David Brodati

This ruby red cab franc has the slightest hint of a purple hue (or maybe I was holding it up against the backdrop of my 1970's drapes). Cherries, spice, pepper and a suggestion of chocolate and oak from its slumber in American barrels. Light to medium bodied. Tannins soften after a breath of fresh air. Finish is a bit short and bitter. Overall, juicy, approachable and food friendly. Sept. 2013.

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