Sandbanks Cabernet Franc VQA

LCBO#: 177485
Price: $14.95
Made in: Ontario, Canada
By: Alto Sandbanks Estate Winery
Year: 2015

This Canadian Cabernet Franc gives out peppery notes in the aromas with plums and mild hints of strawberries. The taste is pretty sweet overall, but not syrupy. Some decent dryness helps this with the light tannins. Berries lingers. Pepper and leather in the background. Not a bad fruity red wine. Just a little too sweet for our liking. A tad pricey overall.

Rating: 3.1/5

Devil’s Wishbone 80/20 red wine 2011

20131013-221651.jpgMade in: North Marysburgh, Ontario, Canada
By: Devil’s Wishbone
Varietal: Cabernet Franc, Merlot
2011

Thanks to our friend for bringing this one back from the winery. Seems to be one of their first release, blended with 80% Cabernet Franc and 20% Merlot. Decent aromas with some leather notes and cherries. Hints of sourness and wood and eventually earth. The sourness is not really present in the taste, but the wood does show. This creates some dry mouthfeel. Just not much tannins. The taste is pretty mild though. Kind of watery with a short finish and light yeast lingering. Nothing offensive, but a little too mild to be an average red wine. Does get stronger after breathing a while.

Rating: 2.3/5