The Foreign Affair The Conspiracy 2013, VQA Niagara Peninsula

Red Blend Red Blend
Ontario, Canada

$19.95 (149237)

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86 pts
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February 06, 2016

Critic Reviews (4)

Michael Godel
Michael Godel

A misunderstood wine in its youth, especially with its different tracked mind. Time has been kind. Good fruit, ripe...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This is one of the original ripasso wines in Niagara, and there is a suppleness and generosity that justifies the...

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Steve Thurlow
Steve Thurlow

2013 was a difficult vintage in Niagara which goes someway to explain why there is little for me to recommend here at...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Lightly sweet, concentrated green herbal essence, with light structure and short finish. Some volatile acidity...

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Community Reviews (2)

Jason Solanki
Jason Solanki

A Ripasso-style of wine where the wine is re-passed and fermented on the skins of their appassimento wines. Pressed and aged in French, Hungarian, and American oak barrels. Blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot. Highly aromatic with notions of sweet plums, sage, spice and black cherries. On the palate, it's medium+ bodied and fleshy with pleasing aroma replays. Vegetal notes rise to prominence with air. It has just a hint of sweetness and subtle spice notes on the mid-palate. Balanced acids and medium-length finish. Tasted May/2015.

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winingwithmel
winingwithmel

Using the apassimiento technique perfected in the Veneto region of Italy, this Niagara blend of cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc and merlot presents black cherry, delicious plum, black pepper, the telltale green apple mentos flavour of cab franc, and blackberry. Now is the time to try it: it’s $2 off at the LCBO until April 24 ($17.95). Pairs perfectly with Italian fare (pizzas/pastas) or red meats off the grill.

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