Apologetic Red 2019

A celebration of Canadian excellence – the label on this wine reads “Sorry” on the front, and “Not Sorry” on the back. A statement which speaks to the quality of VQA wine being something Canadians should be wildly proud of, and unapologetic for.

Tech Specs

  • ABV 14.4%
  • Vintage 2019
  • Varietal 68% Cabernet Sauvignon and 32% Cabernet Franc

Tasting notes

With aromas of dark cherry, plums, dried figs, mulberry compote, violets, cigar box, leather and sarsaparilla. The palate has rich flavours to match the nose, with subtle spice and vanilla on the long finish. Enjoy now after time in a decanter, or cellar through to 2028.

Food pairing

Pair Apologetic Red 2019 with savory favorites like braised rabbit ragout atop creamy polenta & spicy arrabiata.

Winemaker notes

The 2019 vintage of Apologetic consists of 68% Cabernet Sauvignon and 32% Cabernet Franc, all sourced from our Crispino Vineyard in the Vinemount Ridge Sub Appellation in Niagara. After drying & fermentation the wine was aged in barrel for 31 months.

Gold Medal, 90 pts - Selections Mondiales des vin Canada 2022