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Therianthropy Hunter's Moon Cabernet Franctext
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16¾/20

Therianthropy Hunter's Moon Cabernet Franc 2018

Twenty Mile Bench, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario, CanadaFrom the highly regarded Foxcroft Wismer Vineyard, on Twenty Mile Bench, these 21 year old cab franc vines are planted in calcareous clay loams. This was 80% whole cluster, native fermented over 3 weeks before aging 18 months in 225L barriques. It was bottled unfined and unfiltered. Alluring fragrant dusky violets, wild blackberry, black plum, wild thorns fill the medium palate, framed by firm, fine, lightly chewy tannins and buoyed by a bright and crunchy acidity. There's a charming and pure plum core this charming cab franc is wrapped around. The finish lingers with a dusting of pink peppercorn, kiss of balsamic, and a return of that darling violet note. Drinking well now, and with some time ahead still.Tasted: 10 October 2021Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: ON 44.00 winery direct Producer: TherianthropyDistributors: The Living Vine
Grape: Cabernet Franc