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Review 2018 Soldier's Grant Cabernet

2018 Soldier's Grant Cabernet

(C$20.95 Incl. tax)
Tobacco • Bright Berry • Leather
53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Syrah, 22% Cabernet Franc
Partial Appassimento Style
18 Months in Oak • 3.0 g/L • Very Dry

Full Tasting Notes Below

Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc wines dominate the Bordeaux and Loire Valley.


Our 2018 Soldier’s Grant is a medium bodied Cabernet blend, consisting of 53% Cabernet Sauvignon 25% Syrah and 22% Cabernet Franc. For this particular vintage, 14% of the Cabernet Franc was dried out in the appassimento style. Maturing in French and American oak, this blend is a wine that is strong in character and a fitting way for us to pay homage to the Kew family.

After the War of 1812, the Canadian government awarded Richard Kew the plot of land on which the vineyard sits today. His brother William maintained ownership of the land and ran a successful carriage making business out of the very house in which our retail space is located.

On the nose, tobacco and eucalyptus are complemented by notes of raspberry and sour cherry. Bright strawberry and cherry combine to create a vibrant and rich palate that demonstrates bold notes of leather and a hint of smokiness. The appassimento style is evident in both the approachable tannin and incredibly smooth finish.


The Soldier’s Grant pairs well with heavy butter cream sauces, bitter foods, grilled or seared meats and pizzas. Specific meals that showcase Soldier’s Grant include, duck with huckleberry sauce, slow braised oxtail, pork with apple stuffing, grilled tuna, beef stew, eggplant parmesan and tomato and basil pizza. Cheeses that best pair with this wine are Cheddar, Swiss and Parmesan.

Varietal Vineyard Appellation Fermentation
53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25%  Syrah, 22% Cabernet Franc Estates Niagara Peninsula Aged 18 months, French and American oak
Release Date Alcohol Residual Sugar Cases
July 24, 2021 14.4% 3.0 g/L 1,400