Tawse Wismer Vineyard Cabernet Franc
Without a doubt, Tawse is in my top 3 list for best winery in Ontario. Regardless of vintage, winemaker Paul Pender and his team are making some of the province’s most compelling wines. From a great vineyard, and an equally great vintage, comes this dark cherry coloured wine, with purple highlights. Full-bodied, it just piles on the violets, tobacco, dark red and black fruits, incense and vanilla. The finish is long with some ever-present tannins that will allow this beauty to age for a decade.