Ontario makes great Cabernet Franc wines because Cabernet Franc is Ontario’s best red wine varietal. That’s my Hemingway-esque declarative statement for the day. I also could have used “It was a good wine because it was an honest wine” – but that seemed dangerously close to plagiarism.
It’s what we drank this weekend with an enormous rack of pork. Cab Franc has a bit of a vegetal / grassy taste to it that reminds me of new green grass or capers. This one was also slightly sour or tangy, but the tannins were perfect.