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2018 Rennie “Onyx” Cabernet Franc Appassimento

2018 Rennie “Onyx” Cabernet Franc Appassimento

Regular price $45.00 CAD
Regular price Sale price $45.00 CAD
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  • 92
  • ON Niagara VQA Beamsville Bench
  • 100% Cab Franc

This appassimento wine is a bomb!!! This is where power meets elegance. This is rich but not overly extracted…in other words, this is a very well balanced wine. The nose is extremely expressive offering aromas of dark cherry, cherry cola, stewed plum, licorice, dried violet and cigar box. The palate is generous, soft, gracious and purely Cabernet Franc. It opens up with flavours of red berry jam, followed by dark cherry, ripe raspberry and licorice. The mid-palate displays chocolate brownies, stewed plum and cooked mushroom before transitioning towards cloves, cinnamon and white pepper on the finish, which lingers for almost a minute. At $45.00, this wine offers a fantastic value and can compete with most Amarone on the retail shelves. I had the opportunity to taste the ‘big sister’ version of this wine (called the ‘Coleen’) in June 2022, and it is potentially my wine of the year this year. The Onyx is an incredibly value-packed version of the Colleen (and a new release, that is not sold out quite yet like the Colleen is). But watch out, only 25 cases made, so it will be sold out in a flash! (CWC, 04/12/22). 25 cases made.

Winery: Rennie

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