VQA Creek Shores
Van Bers Vineyard, vertical shoot positioning, shoot thinning, cluster thinning, hand leaf removal and hand harvest.
4600 bottles (750ml)
Tawse has been producing single-vineyard Cabernet Franc from the Van Bers vineyard since 2007. This mature vineyard cons
istently yields great examples of Niagara Cabernet Franc and the 2010 vintage is no exception. A reflection of the long and warm growing season, this round yet powerful wine exhibits a rich nose of berry compote, coffee and a hint of mint. Aged 18 months in French oak, it delivers ripe notes ofblackberry, cassis and dark chocolate on the palate, complemented by silky tannins and a lingering finish.
Bold and spicy, this Cabernet Franc begs for hearty dishes to match! Enjoy it with a prime rib roast, barbecued T-bone steaks or rosemary lamb chops.
Reviews and Accolades
Silver Medal Winner, 2013 Intervin Awards
Tawse Van Bers Cabernet Franc 2010 ($50, 93 points) – This is a doozer of a wine, a brilliant example of what can happen to this classic varietal if all the stars align. And align they did in 2010 for Cabernet Franc at this particular vineyard in the Creek Shores sub-appellation. This wine possesses a thick and rich nose of alluring field raspberry, warm summer cherries and anise all enticingly blanketed in spicy oak, earth and just a touch of wild herbs. The earthy flavours are married perfectly to the ripe red fruits, smoke, tar, anise and eucalypt. Ripe tannins emerge to offer structure and power and lead to a long, long finish. Enjoy this for many years to come. - Rick VanSickle Dec 2014
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