VQA Lincoln Lakeshore
Vertical shoot positioning Shoot thinned, Cluster thinned, Leaf thinned, Hand harvested. Organic farming practices.
The Laundry Vineyard site has light soils, and consequently yields wine with a somewhat lighter character. 2010 was a year of very flavorful fruit, and this wine is a reflection of the excellent vintage. A nose of ripe dark fruit and white pepper gives way to a palate of black cherries, black currants, and fresh cracked peppercorns. This is a supple yet expressive wine, with a beautiful finish.
Cabernet Franc has terrific food pairing potential because of its robust and spicy character. Exceptional with old cheeses! Perfect with fried, roasted and barbequed foods, because of its strong flavors. Try it with seared pepper steak, roast beef, and game meats of all kinds. flavorful fruit, and this wine is a reflection of the excellent vintage. A nose of ripe dark fruit and white pepper gives way to a black cherry.
Reviews and Accolades - 91 points
Lovely, floral, fragrant aromatic and juicy - this is lovely, pure and silky in the classic old world cabernet franc style. Acids are saliva inducing and fresh; fruit is vibrant and lively. Very good length. I appreciate the purity and delicacy of this wine. Lovely. pretty, elegant. My preferred cabernet fanc from the range at Tawse, even if not the most powerful and concentrated, at least for the moment. John Szabo MS. Tasted January 2013.
- GOLD MEDAL WINNER AT 2012 CANADIAN WINE AWARDS
- PLATINUM MEDAL WINNER AT 2013 WINEALIGN NATIONAL WINE AWARDS; Cabernet franc, the earliest-ripening of the Bordeaux varieties, has been important in Ontario for years, but maturing vines in the warmest sites are raising it to new levels of finesse. This is a very refined, quite elegant cab franc with classic, well-integrated berry, currant, herbs, tobacco, and earth. - DAVID LAWRASON
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