This past weekend, Casey and I opened a bottle we brought back from Canada last April. The 2007 Kacaba Reserve Cab Franc is the first and most expensive wine I purchased in the Niagara Escarpment VQA. I believe this was a $50 bottle. I normally don't buy too many bottles like this, but it was early in the trip, and boy am I glad I did!
We were told that they had just recently won an award for the best Cab Franc in Canada. I now concur. This is quite possibly the best I've had within 1,500 miles of Ohio! The wine is single vineyard and estate grown.
On the nose is tobacco, black current, spices, and toasty oak. On the palate is intense cherry, mint, and even chocolate. At 14.2%, it still did not come across as hot. This would be great with many dishes, but we chose to drink it on its own. I was very pleased, giving it 4 out of 5 overall and 5 stars for east of the Rockies!
Rating: 4 out of 5