Cave Spring Cabernet Franc

750 mL bottle  |   LCBO#:  523001

This is a fine value in modern, textbook Niagara cabernet franc. It may not have the depth and polish to score higher, but I love how it avoids sweetness at this commercial price and goes straight to cabernet franc essentials of raspberry, fresh herbs, light tobacco and vague earthiness. It is mid-weight (even at 13.5%) with perfect acid balance and slightly gritty tannin. It delivers a gently rustic, outdoorsy feel that is so very Ontario. The length is very good. Score - 89. (David Lawrason,, Aug. 25, 2019)