2016 Stratus Cabernet Franc

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A kaleidoscope of cassis, violets and smoky black olive tapenade opens up this expression of Cab Franc. Barrel selected from three distinctive blocs, crushed granite, cured meat and black plum comprise the lush palate. A light frame of toasted notes wrap around its complex core. A wine with tremendous length and cellar potential.

Growing Conditions

The 2016 vintage was one for the record books. Winter was mild and dry with a late April snowfall delaying bud break ever so slightly. A warm and dry spring, especially during flowering, led to even cluster development. Dry conditions continued in May through the middle of August making it one of the driest summers on record. The warm days stimulated an early veraison that led to wonderful potential ripening for all varietals. Some late August rains were quickly absorbed without any negative impact. White varietals were in great shape to be harvested early.

Details

Varieties
Cabernet Franc
Vintage
2016
Body
medium
Region
VQA Niagara Lakeshore
Winemaker
J-L Groux
Alcohol
13.8%
Bottle size
750 mL
Serving Temperature
18 °C
Drinking Window
2019 - 2026
Cooperage
537 days in French oak │ no new oak