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Cave Spring 2016 La Penna

This Cave Spring appassimento wine is made up of 100% Cabernet Franc grapes, which is only 15% dried, and that happens over a 7 week period, then it is transferred to barrel for 25 months. The other portion, that does not see the drying process, spends 16 months in a mix of new (20%) and second fill barrels. Great acidity and spice are the hallmarks of this wine with fruit galore at the core with the likes of blackberry, cassis and blueberry notes along with some fig, balsamic and smoky nuances on the finish … but there’s just so much spice here it’s incredible and it comes off so Italian in style instead of those new world styles coming out of Ontario of late: elegant and luxurious.  Price: $44.95 - Rating: **** ½

Cabernet Franc
Niagara Escarpment
at the winery

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