Cave Spring Cabernet Franc VQA
LCBO 523001, $17.95
Niagara’s benchland vineyards contribute a firmness and minerality to this substantial Cab.
The fat on the lamb chops will soften the tannins a little and let the flavours stand out—red berry, mint, black tea, oaky spice—but the wine’s impressive structure stands true. It’s another clean example of how well Cabernet Franc can express Ontario terroir.