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Shoulders of Giants, 2020

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2020 Niagara Peninsula 750 mL, 14.9% ALC/VOL
Cabernet Franc

"If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants." - Isaac Newton

100% Cabernet Franc (old vines, Renaceau Vineyard)

Whole cluster fermented using non-selected ambient yeast in French oak foudres, then aged in French oak barriques for 30 months.

Bottled without fining or filtration.

<2 g/L residual sugar

Label art by Leia Bryans

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The 2018 vintage was a featured wine in October's Wine Club package, 2022.

Geographical Indication: VQA Beamsville Bench
Residual Sugar: <2 g/L
Cases Produced: 200

Appearance: Semi-opaque. Dark garnet core.
Nose: Violets, dark cherry, plum, menthol, savoury green herbs, leather, and hints of white pepper.
Palate: Medium acid, medium+ tannin, medium body. Dark cherry, blackberry, blackcurrant, plum, black tea, licorice, green pepper, dark chocolate. Hint of black pepper on the finish.
Quality: 91 points – Wine Club Canada. Decant well and drink now or hold 1–2 years to allow the tannins to mellow.

Food Pairing: Grilled vegetable paninis, chicken enchiladas verdes, roasted cauliflower 'n' greens pizza with goat cheese, pan-seared filet mignon with herb butter, and venison tagine with stone fruits and squash.