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Wine review: Redstone Reserve Cabernet Franc 2010, Ontario Add to ...

  • Rating 90
  • Year 2010
  • Region Niagara
  • Varietal Cabernet franc
  • Food Pairing Lamb chops
  • Price $29.95

Moray Tawse, owner behind an eponymous and excellent Niagara winery as well as the Marchand-Tawse label of Burgundy, has added a new estate to his stable. Redstone, named after the red dust and stones on the 38-acre organic vineyard, used to be Thomas & Vaughan, a property Tawse could not pass up when it hit the block during the financial crisis five years ago. What a joy to sample this cab franc from the fine 2010 vintage. Fans of classic Loire Valley Chinon will like what they taste here. It’s fully ripe, with fresh currant and raspberry, but the fruit yields to lovely savoury notes of cracked pepper, minty herbs, cedar and jalapeno spice. The tannins are light and fine-grained. A crisp, elegant red that tickles the nose as much as the palate. Lamb chops would be great; redstonewines.ca.

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