Tag Archives: Cabernet Franc

La Grange aux Garcons Crémant de Bordeaux Brut

The region of Bordeaux, France has been known for producing many excellent wines over the years. Elegant red wines and vibrant whites are always worth stocking up on but have you ever experienced a sparkling wine from Bordeaux? Bordeaux has been creating wonderful sparkling wines for almost 100 years and are usually called a “Crémant”. The word “Crémant” signifies a

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Thirty Bench Small Lot Cabernet Franc 2012 Beamsville Bench VQA

This was a night of celebration and sorrow. Celebration because this is an amazing, quality wine that I have been looking forward to opening and rejoicing in! Sorrow because it was my last bottle of Thirty Bench Cabernet Franc 2012 and the winery is sold out. Hope and patience that upcoming vintages will be available soon, but for now, I

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2010 Sprucewood Shores Meritage Hawk’s Flight Reserve

Dedicated to the Hawks migration across Southwestern Canada, this red blend is just as exciting! A sumptuous Bordeaux blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Cabernet Franc will make your senses take flight. Deep garnet in color with aroma’s of ripe red berries, red licorice, and cedar. Across the palate, full bodied and bold but with a nice velvety texture. Flavors

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A Garden of Summer Rosés

When Summer is coming up “Rosés”, then we must take advantage and sip them in. So many varieties, flavors, and smells…how can we try them all in just 13 short summer weeks? Colors that go from a pink salmon to a deep cranberry hue. They just scream fun, flavor, and festivities! Just as a rose can be wild and briery,

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Wine Review: 2008 Mastronardi Estate Cabernet Franc

2008 Mastronardi Estate Winery Cabernet Franc (Canada, Ontario, Lake Erie North Shore VQA)   9/5/2012 WineSplash 87 We visited Mastronardi Winery in Kingsville, Ontario, Canada. This is in the southwestern part of Ontario just north of Lake Erie. Because of its proximity to Lake Erie, the climate here stays more temperate and becomes a perfect place to grow grapes! On sight, this

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