2010 Cabernet Franc 101

Jun 29, 2011

2010 Whimsy! Cabernet Franc '101' VQA
Certified Organic & Biodynamic

SOLD OUT / 750ml (Ontario Price Shown)


Wine Lovers' Notes:

In the Glass

A perfumed nose of strawberry, sweet tobacco, red pepper and cedar undertones greets the nose while on the palate these elements are framed with fine tannins creating a broad, velvety finish.

Suitable for vegans & vegetarians.

In Print

Honours - 2013 InterVin International Wine Awards
Silver Medal
- 2012 InterVin International Wine Awards

"Cherry, wild strawberry, vanilla and smoke with ripe and fleshy tannins. Elegant and graceful. Perfect for gourmet burgers or pizza. Cherry, wild strawberry, vanilla and smoke with ripe and fleshy tannins. Elegant and graceful. Perfect for gourmet burgers or pizza. Medium-bodied and fruity."
- Vintages Panel, Vintages Magazine

**** - "The soon to be released 2010 Whimsy! '101' is shaping-up to be the best Southbrook Cabernet Franc yet and one of best of the vintage. It's layered, pretty and elegant but powerful. Beyond the classic Niagara raspberry, it delivers: serviceberry, wild blueberry and a haunting violet meets freshly-tilled earth note. It possesses great balance between acidity and some youthful grippy tannin and showcases an appealing supple but edgy texture, like a weathered leather jacket".
- Mike Di Caro, SpotlightToronto.com

"Mocha-dark chocolate on the nose with lively, wild blackberries on the palate. Juicy and mouth-watering with a long finish. Not a herbal note in sight. Drink 2012-2015".
- Natalie Maclean, NatalieMaclean.com

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Winemaker's Notes:

In the Vineyard

Varietal:

100% Cabernet Franc

Appellation: VQA Niagara-on-the-Lake
Estate vineyard
Brix at harvest: 22.7°

In the Winery

Alcohol: 13%
Titratable Acidity: 6.3 g/l
ph: 3.61
Residual Sugar: g/l
Bottled: December 15, 2011
Closure: Natural cork
Cases Produced: 157
Release Date: June 2013

In the Cellar

This 8 barrel Whimsy resulted from barrel selection following aging for 13 months in 62% French and 38% American oak. The assemblage was created to give a wine which displays a Cabernet Franc fruit, not overshadowed by new oak influence. It is approachable with fine structure and dense fruit.

 


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