2017 Saunders Cabernet Franc/750ml
Hand harvested from the Saunders Family certified Vineyard located in Beamsville Bench. Gently destemmed with 50% crushing before indigenous fermentation and malolactic conversion, following a total maceration time of 4 weeks, the grapes were gently pressed and the wine settled before barrel aging for eight certified months. Barrels were then carefully blended and filtered before bottling. No fining.
Sara d'Amato - 92 Points - Wine Align
"A melt-in-your-mouth cabernet franc with resolved tannins, integrated flavours and is a real joy to drink at present. Exhibiting a silky texture with notes of plum, ripe cherry, pomegranate and cinnamon with a light dusting of cocoa. A lighter more elegant style with excellent length"
Michael Godel - Wine Align
"Saunders Vineyard is better known for its ability to produce high level chardonnay but we should never underestimate the possibility of cabernet franc up on the Beamsville Bench... No matter for easy drinking is a plus, along with sharp piques and creamy valleys."