Stratus Cabernet Franc 2017

Deep & bold, slithers down your throat.
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Primary Notes: Black currants, blackberries Cassis, clove, menthol Baking spice, licorice

Secondary Notes: Tobacco

Tertiary Notes: Leather

Body: Medium +

Dryness: Dry

Acidity: Medium +

Tannin: Medium +

Alcohol (%): 12.5%

Origin: Ontario, Canada


Grape: Cabernet Franc

Fermentation: Biodynamic Heavy Wood

Awards: >90 Pts


Serving Temperature: Best served at 16 degrees.

Asian Food Pairing: Yakitori, roasted meat platter

Western Food Pairing: Grilled ribeye, beef chilli cheese fries


Stratus Cabernet Franc 2017

Jammy notes of black fruit and cassis, clove, menthol, tobacco, black licorice and hints of leather and baking spice carry through the nose and onto the palate. Aging in old French oak for almost 22 months elevates the flavours and complexity while also adding a sophistication and roundness to the mouthfeel. Tannins are present, but not overwhelming. Dry and full-bodied, the wine is well-structured with an undulating finish.


 - 90 Pts
The Cab Franc is a real success in this vintage, delivering ultraripe fruit that leans into flavors of figs, prunes and cherries. Aged 18 months in one-quarter new French oak, the wine has a lightly smoky, slightly chalky flavor as it trails away.

 - 87 Pts