Reif Winery Cabernet Franc Reserve 2014
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Cabernet Franc Reserve 2014

VQA Niagara River

25.15

Vintage & Viticulture

2014 vintage started with a below norm temperatures from January to April. Most of the summer was cooler and wetter which resulted in slow and steady maturation. August and September was back to normal temperatures and allowed the fruit to ripen.

Winemaker’s Notes

Beautiful ripe clean fruit was pressed and allowed to ferment on the skins for 14 days. The wine was pressed and allowed to undergo 100% malolactic. Aging was done in 2 year old French barriques, adding soft tannins on the finish while maintaining fruitiness.

Tasting Notes

A fine example displaying bright red fruit moving from raspberry, cherries to plums and cassis. Hints of dark chocolate, red currants, licorice and cedar brings this medium bodied wine to the forefront. Would pair well with game, veal, grilled eggplant and Portobello mushrooms.

SCORE 90 "A robust and layered red wine. Black Cherry, dark plum and smoke on the nose and palate.

Natalie Maclean


Residual Sugar:3g/L

Alcohol/Volume:13.5%

Brix At Harvest:22

Total Acidity:5.4g/L

Aging In Oak:16 months

Release Date:June 1, 2016

Ageability:3-7

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