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Wine and Spirits Magazine
Author: Tara Q. Thomas
Publication: Wine & Spirits Magazine
Published: December 2019 & January 2020

2017 Riesling Estate, Beamsville Bench – Rated 92,
Annual Buying Guide, January 2020

Cave Spring’s old vines and sheltered position at the base of the Niagara Escarpment contributed to the success of this Riesling, a robust, firm wine from a cool, wet vintage. While the flavours are delicate – lime zest and pink grapefruit with a sparkly minerality – the texture makes it mouth filling. It has a pithy grip that suggest this would stand up well to meaty fish dishes; it should age well too.



2017 Cabernet Franc, Beamsville Bench – Rated 92

This retains an elegant line despite the meatiness of its dark, spicy fruit and roasted red pepper flavours. It’s also floral and mineral, with pencil-lead scents and fine-grit tannins that will hold their own with a steak.
– Tara Q. Thomas (12/19)


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