Ontario Reviews

Lailey 2010 Cabernet Franc - Unfiltered
About two weeks ago I tried a few Cabernet Francs that made me rethink my position on Cabernet Franc being Ontario's red grape of choice - but then along came Derek Barnett with his newest offering, the 2010 Cab Franc unfiltered and he has renewed my faith in Franc. This is a limited edition wine that may not even see the shelves of the winery as it was snapped up during the wineries pre-release get-together in December. The nose is full of blackberry, black raspberry, cherry-tobacco and vanilla notes, while the flavours really sing in the mouth: black cherry, cassis, a touch a tobacco, blackberry and hints of spice with some subtle pepper nuances, all wrapped up in some very silky tannins. This might just be Derek's masterpiece of the vintage. Price: $30.00 - Rating: **** 1/2+
Cabernet Franc
Niagara Peninsula
at the winery

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