2015 Tawse Growers Blend Cabernet Franc from Niagara. Med body, with dark fruit, a little tobacco and slightly licorice like on the back end. Still some oak showing but otherwise well balanced tannins and good acidity. Had it open for 20 minutes but would prefer to taste again in 2-3 years. All in all a very good example of Niagara Cab Franc. #CabernetFranc #NiagaraRedWine #Tawse #GrowersBlend #2015NiagaraVintage #PaulPender #VQA #DrinkCanadianWine — 4 years ago
The 2006 Rusty Shed Chardonnay is a blend of four blocks of Chardonnay on the Flat Rock Property. Grapes are hand picked and hand sorted before whole bunch pressing takes place. It was then cold settled in stainless steel, 100% barrel fermented and left on the lees for 10 months. Wild and commercial yeasts were used for primary fermentation, followed by malolactic fermentation to soften the natural acidity. The result?
Beautiful example of a mid to full bodied Chardonnay with butter, vanilla, apples and light spice on the palate. A lot of flavour and elegance at this price point. Sampled this 2006 in 2017 but this should sit well and perhaps develop more for a few more years. Best part? It's from Niagara! Loved it!
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— 5 years ago