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Sue-Ann Staff Estate Winery Cabernet Franc Icewine 2008
VQA Niagara Peninsula $49.95 (231639) 375 mL 11.0% alcohol
Winemaker, Sue-Ann Staff, struts her stuff with this rich, luscious rendition. Aromas of spiced black plum and dark berry fruit intro balanced and beautiful, palate-bathing flavours of sweet, ripe mulberry, blood orange and freshly sliced strawberry adorned with amazing balance and cleansing acidity on the lingering, lip-smacking aftertaste. It’s medium bodied with good texture. Enjoy as dessert or surprise wine-loving friends by gifting a bottle. (Vic Harradine)