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Temptress, 2020

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2020 Niagara Peninsula 750 mL, 15% ALC/VOL
$49.95
  • Cabernet Franc
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Merlot
  • Petit Verdot

Tasting Notes: The nose shows intense youthful aromas of caramelized brown sugar, black cherry and blackberry. The palate is ripe with notes of tart crabapples, salted caramel and blackberry.

Food Pairing: This wine pairs perfectly with beef carpaccio, eggplant parmesan, duck confit.

Winemaker Notes: After a period of drying, the juice was pressed of its skins. Post fermentation, the wine was aged for 17 months in a combination of French and American oak 23% of which was new.

  • National Wine Awards of Canada 2023, Gold Medal National Wine Awards of Canada 2023, Gold Medal
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    The 2020 vintage was featured in December 2023's Wine Club package.

    Geographical Indication: VQA Vinemount Ridge
    Varietals: Cabernet Franc (39%), Merlot (31%), Cabernet Sauvignon (23%), Petit Verdot (7%)
    Vineyard: Crispino Vineyard
    Residual Sugar: 3 g/L
    Cases Produced: 300

    Appearance: Bright. Semi-opaque. Dark ruby colour.
    Nose: Aromas of violets, black cherry, blackcurrant, green bell pepper, pepper spice, and a hint of menthol.
    Palate: Medium acid, medium tannin, medium body. Savoury notes of dark cherry, cassis, green pepper, dark chocolate, and black pepper.
    Quality: 90 – 92 points – Wine Club Canada. Outstanding. Decant well and drink now or hold 2-3 years.

    Food Pairing: Smoked venison, prosciutto-wrapped figs, lentil Bolognese, cheeseburger with portobello mushrooms, and blackened Cajun chicken.

    • National Wine Awards of Canada 2023, Gold Medal