The Conspiracy 2016

$19.95 $17.95

2016 ~ 750ml

The Foreign Affair 2016 Conspiracy blend is a bold red and an excellent accompaniment to any meal. The namesake of this wine is the Foreign Affair Winery ‘Conspiracy Council’ a group of early supporters of the winery—friends really. When Founder’s Len and Marisa Crispino dared to dream of hand-crafted appassimento wines in Canada, this group of friends and family were right beside them.

Tasting Notes
This is a smooth and balanced wine with delicious flavours of black cherry, blackberries, blueberry, and black currants with subtle smoke, oak, and spice cake notes on the lingering finish.

Winemaker Notes
The 2016 vintage was hot and sunny and the vines produced fruit with very ripe flavours and lower acidity—a great Niagara vintage! A ripasso style wine with Cabernet Franc (62%), Cabernet Sauvignon (25%) and Merlot (13%) grapes repassed over the skins and lees of our appassimento red grapes. This wine was barrel aged for 9 months.

This wine is intended to be enjoyed young but also has an estimated aging potential of 4 to 6 years.

Wine and Food Pairing
Its smooth tannins, ripe flavours and lingering finish make this wine a natural choice to pair with grilled red meats, roasts, stews, BBQ, hearty vegetarian dishes, charcuterie, classic Italian dishes, blue cheese burgers, grilled portabello mushrooms, spicy roasted vegetables, and wood fired pizzas… and so delicious that it can also be enjoyed on its own.

Awards and Accolades

GOLD at the National Wine Awards 2018

90 Points – The Conspiracy 2016

“This punches way out of its weight class and one wonders how Foreign Affair can produce a ripasso-style wine this good at this price. A portion of the Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot was re-passed over the skins and lees of appassimento red grapes and then aged for nine months in oak. 2016 was a hot and sunny vintage and that is reflected mostly in the quality of the Bordeaux varietals in Niagara, such as this wine… Can drink now with grilled red meats or cellar 5+ years. Good value wine for savvy shoppers.”  Rick VanSickle,, April 13, 2018


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Additional Information

Weight 1.6 kg
Dimensions 49 x 10 x 7.75 cm