2019 Gritstone Cabernet
Tall, dark and handsome -- meet the new Gritstone Cabernet. Vinified from 100% estate grown Cabernet Franc. Barrel-aged 20 months in a selection of American and European oak. Notes of dry cedar, warm spice and dark chocolate on the nose perfectly complement the firm, dry palate with suggestions of plum and black currant.
Awarded 90pts by Rick VanSickle, WinesInNiagara.com:
"This 100% Cabernet Franc, named after a unique one-piece gritstone used by Staff’s ancestors to mill grain on the property. It’s barrel-aged for 20 months in a selection of American and European oak and has a bold and sassy nose of ripe cherry kirsch, blueberry pie, raspberry brambly, cedar and oak spice notes. It has grippy tannic structure on the palate and the fruits turn to darker berries of cassis, anise and blueberries with earthy notes, vanilla bean and spice on a finessed finished. Can cellar for a few years for better integration or pair with red meats and enjoy now"