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Unreasonable Cabernet Franc 2008


2008 ~ 750ml
16.4% alc./vol.
Collector Bottle

Tasting Notes
Eucalyptus and herbs provide a subtle back drop to an explosion of blackberry, coffee, fruit-cake and leathery aromas. Cassis, black cherry and freshly turned earth give way to brandy and chocolate flavours, with nuances of smoked meat in the background. Perfectly balanced acidity frames impossibly soft and supple tannins leading to an almost never-ending finish. The depth and intensity of this wine is unbelievable and will only improve with age!

Winemaking Notes
We tried to see how far we could push the appassimento process by extending the drying to an unreasonable length of time. Hand harvested in late October, 100% of the grapes used in this wine were dried for 163 days! After fermentation, it was aged in French oak for two years.

Awards and Accolades

Excellent – “Here’s the deal. Foreign Affair has cut its teeth on appassimento-style wines and excels at the highest level of quality in Niagara. This is the pièce de résistance, with the Cabernet Franc grapes dried an incredible 163 days and aged for 2 years in French oak. It is massive with thick aromas of cassis, currants, sweet eucalyptus, leather, stewed herbs, espresso, loam and spice that evolve in the glass. It is made with 16.5% alcohol, yet doesn’t show the heat. Think brambleberries, concentrated black fruits, mature cherries, an array of sweet and savoury spices, mocha, wood spice and plush tannins that melt away with grilled New York strip. My, oh, my.”  Rick VanSickle, August 29, 2013, Quench.me

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Additional Information

Weight 1.6 kg
Dimensions 49 x 10 x 7.75 cm