2012 Exclamation Cabernet Franc
Cabernet Franc is ideally suited to Niagara’s climate and ripens well in most seasons. 2012 was an exceptional vintage for Cabernet Franc because of the extended season enabling intense sweetness and flavour in the fruit. Cabernet Franc is a signature grape of the Niagara Region. The 2012 is intense, yet elegant with sensations of ripe forest berry, rhubarb and dark cherry, with a waft of cigar intertwined along black pepper spice. The palate brings forth further nuances of dark cocoa, blood plums and a touch of cassis. Silky tannins brought about through
maturation in primarily new French oak barrels, round out the palate beautifully onto a long finish. This would pair well with grilled red meats, particularly venison, veal or beef steaks.