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This Spring – Cabernet Franc

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.

ROSEHALL RUN COLD CREEK CABERNET FRANC 2008
VINTAGES 149039 | Price: $ 18.95

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Sullyzwicker wha?

What’s a Sullyzwicker?

Just discovered the Rosehall Run brilliantly named Sullyzwicker Red from Prince Edward County –  it was $2 off and easy to find on the end aisle at the LCBO.

I like the sour cherry that I get in this blend of 48% Cabernet Franc, 26% Gamay, and a smattering of Pinot Noir and Syrah.  It reminds me of a nice summer BBQ wine. Maybe it’s me longing for the Mediterranean sun but it tastes like a Macon Gamay from France or a Bardolino from Italy.  I don’t think we need to recork this bottle tonight.

ROSEHALL RUN SULLYZWICKER RED VQA
LCBO 114686 | Price: $ 14.95  ($12.95 at my LCBO)


The name is a blend of winemaker Dan Sullivan‘s name and the word Edelzwicker – a German term that is used to describe blended white wines. Great name and a great red wine that will become a party favorite once everyone discovers it.