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Cabernet Merlot, 2020

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2020 Niagara Peninsula 750 mL, 13.5% ALC/VOL
  • Cabernet Franc
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Merlot

Dark purple in the glass with an intense nose of ripe blueberry, candied black cherry, vanilla, charred oak and milk chocolate. On the palate it is rich, ripe and full-bodied with smooth, young tannins and flavours of black cherries, tiramisu and a touch of smoky oak. The finish is long with drying tannins and lingering acidity.

Enjoy with spice-rubbed rib eye or lamb chops. Drinking well on release but show further complexities with a few years in the cellar.

  • National Wine Awards of Canada 2022, Silver Medal National Wine Awards of Canada 2022, Silver Medal
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    The 2020 vintage was a featured wine in August's Wine Club package, 2022.

    Geographical Indication: VQA Creek Shores
    Varietals: Cabernet Franc (40%), Merlot (40%), Cabernet Sauvignon (20%)
    Vineyard: Lakeshore Farm Vineyard, June’s Vineyard, and select Creek Shores vineyards
    Residual Sugar: 3 g/L
    Cases Produced: 830

    Appearance: Semi-opaque. Dark purple-ruby colour.
    Nose: Black cherry, blackberry, plum, violets, leather, vanilla, baking spice.
    Palate: Medium acid, medium tannin, medium body. Dark cherry, blackcurrant, plum, vanilla, smoke, and a hint of black pepper.
    Quality: 90 – 91 points. Drink now or hold 1 – 2 years.

    Food Pairing: Spice-rubbed rib eye steak, Southwestern-style rotisserie pork tenderloin, sticky ginger soy-glazed chicken, wood-smoked leg of lamb with mint sauce, and grilled veggie burgers with cheddar cheese.

    • National Wine Awards of Canada 2022, Silver Medal