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Foreign Affair 2008 "The Conspiracy"
The Conspiracy is the second wine of Foreign Affair Winery (FA). The FA winery has patterned their wines after those being made in the Veneto region of Italy. In truth, I think they're missing a Valpolicella style wine, but with the addition of "The Conspiracy" they're more than halfway there. This wine is the Ripasso to their Amarone, and it was just a matter of time before they decided to try making it. It is a 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon repassed over the skins of Cabernet Franc grapes, thus starting a secondary fermentation. The result is a wine with added complexity, something needed in a wine from the light '08 vintage. Sweet red fruit, chocolate, sweet tobacco and cherry notes - lovely in the mouth. Now, here's the real conspiracy: trying to get a bottle. This is considered a 'Licensee (restaurants) Only Wine' - you have to go the winery and beg and plead for a bottle and I'm told you "really have to state your case" - but I think for this wine you can make one, and should. Price: $18.95 - Rating: **** 1/2
Red Blend
Niagara Peninsula
at the winery

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