Ontario Reviews

Ridgepoint 2002 Cabernet Franc
Sometimes you take a sniff of a wine and get a familiar scent that you can’t quite put your finger on … this is one of those wines. The nose is complex with lots of varied smells, it’s like a party in a glass. Starting off, there’s a boat load of peppers that show up – red, green, yellow and orange … sniff again and you’ll get some sweet raspberries with hints of blue and black berries that start intermingling … finally there’s some bittersweet chocolate hiding itself, like a wallflower, in the back corner. The taste doesn’t make things any clearer: sweet green pepper with a little spicy white pepper and some plums – mild on the tannins and seemingly sweet in the mouth, yet dry with a finish that lingers long after you swallow. This smooth easy drinking cab is not taxing on the senses; it’s delicious and ready to drink now, and it truly is an original. Don’t try to find all the smells and tastes, just sit back and enjoy … between the nose and the taste, it truly is a wine to savour.
Cabernet Franc
Niagara Peninsula
at the winery
Taste it Again Grape Guy - see how this wine has fared: http://tasteitagain.blogspot.com/2008/08/ridegepoint-wines-2002-cabernet-franc.html Cut and paste the above line into your browser. Re-tasted: July 2008

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