The Foreign Affair The Conspiracy 2011 - Expert wine ratings and wine reviews by WineAlign
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This is a very fragrant, slim and stylish red with lifted new oak aromas of smoke, roasted herbs, currant/raspberry....
Made using the ripasso method, in which the wine is macerated with a second batch of partially dried grape skins,...
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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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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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