The Foreign Affair The Conspiracy 2011, VQA Niagara Peninsula

Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Sauvignon
Ontario, Canada

$19.95 (149237)

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September 14, 2013

Critic Reviews (3)

Michael Godel
Michael Godel

o.canada.com/life/food-drink/its-only-rock-n-roll-but-i-like-wine/ “kissed, re-passed over & threatening to push...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This is a very fragrant, slim and stylish red with lifted new oak aromas of smoke, roasted herbs, currant/raspberry....

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Made using the ripasso method, in which the wine is macerated with a second batch of partially dried grape skins,...

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Community Reviews (3)

Brad Mate
Brad Mate

Really impressive tannins and structure for the price. Cherry, tobacco, cassis, smoky vanilla oak, leather, herbs...it's all in there. Niagara Acidity keeps it fresh and balanced.

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Geoffrey Moss
Geoffrey Moss

The 2011 Conspiracy is a ripasso-styled wine based on Cabernet Sauvignon (85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Cabernet Franc) from the appassimento-minded Foreign Affair winery.

The wine is surprisingly ripe given the vintage – with black fruit, floral, and herb notes – balanced alongside fresh acidity and soft tannins. The oak (14 months in a combination of French and American oak) is slightly overwhelming, with abundant vanilla and spice. The length is good. A wine for short- to medium-term enjoyment. The oak will further integrate with time.

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