RKS 2023 Wine: CREW and Ontario Cabernet Franc

CREW has a long record of producing excellent Lake Erie North Shore Cabernet Franc. Ontario should be proud of its Cabernet Franc. What is going down with CREW’s 2019 Cabernet Franc?

Aromatics: Some very bright cherry and raspberry cheer up the glass. Additional notes of black cherry, cedar and milk chocolate

Palate: The tannins are moderate and the wine has a firm grip with a solid streak of cherry and lesser notes of strawberry. Short finish.

Personality: I have both a serious and a fun-loving streak. I am firm and more suited for food than for casual sipping. But don’t ignore my flippancy with cherry, raspberry and strawberry. I do not flaunt my oak like some hussy!

Cellarbility: A couple of years in the bottle will drag out the fun-loving nature of the wine and shunt the serious side out of the spotlight. Consume by the end of 2025.

Food Pairing: Egg noodles calling for some roasted cherry tomatoes and feta cheese and whatever else you would like to add.

In a nutshell: A delightful Cabernet Franc. Count on CREW to get it right as it always does!

Price: $22.95 (Ontario).

RKS 2023 Wine Rating: 92/100.

CREW 2019 Cabernet Franc, VQA Ontario, Colchester Ridge Estate Winery, Harrow, Ontario, Liquor Control Board of Ontario # 315945, 750 mL, 13%.

Published by Robert K Stephen (CSW)

Robert K Stephen writes about food ,drink, travel, film, and lifestyle issues. He also has published serialized novels "Life at Megacorp", "Virus # 26, "Reggie the Egyptian Rescue Dog" and "The Penniless Pensioner" Robert was the first associate member of the Wine Writers’ Circle of Canada. He also holds a Mindfulness Certification from the University of Leiden and the University of Toronto. Be it Spanish cured meat, dried fruit, BBQ, or recycled bamboo place mats, Robert endeavours to escape the mundane, which is why he has established this publication. His motto is, "Have Story, Will Write."

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