Weekly Wine Video16 May 2023
- Category: Weekly Video Wine Note
Michael Pinkus Wine Review presents,
An Ontario Wine Video Review
with the Grape Guy, Michael Pinkus, check it out
2017 Cabernet Franc
THE WRITTEN REVIEW ...
This isn't the usual blank label, on-descript wine from Hinterbrook - this one has Cabernet Franc scrawled across the front, in what looks like the handwriting of someone using a fountain pen and being chased by a bear. This is from their reserve series, but it does not proclaim it's reserve status anywhere on the bottle – it’s just the price that that tells us the winery believes this is something special. 100% French oak, 75% new, bottled unfiltered and resting in oak for a whopping 34 months. There's lots of hidden dark fruit that weaves its way between tobacco, cigar box, cinnamon and there’s even a lovely layer of spiced raspberry on the finish. Not much of this wine was made: 966 bottles, and each is numbered; get it while it's around. (****+)