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Merlot, 2020

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2020 Niagara Peninsula 750 mL, 13.5% ALC/VOL

Intense ruby in the glass with notes of black raspberry, baking spice and leather. Medium-bodied with flavours of plum, black raspberry and spice with bright acidity, soft tannins and a balanced, savory finish. Enjoy now with grilled game, roasted fowl stuffed with dried fruit, hard cheeses and pastas with rich tomato-based sauces. Can also be cellared for the medium term to further develop complexities.

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The 2019 vintage was a featured wine in August's Wine Club package, 2022.

Geographical Indication: VQA Creek Shores
Vineyard: Lakeshore Farm Vineyard
Residual Sugar: 4.5 g/L
Cases Produced: 1,000

Appearance: Semi-opaque. Ruby red colour.
Nose: Violets, red cherry, black raspberry, licorice, savoury green herbs, leather.
Palate: Medium acid, medium tannin, medium body. Red cherry, raspberry, baking spice, hints of vanilla and dark chocolate. Savoury green herbal note on the finish.
Quality: 90 points. Outstanding.

Food Pairing: Smoked sausage hash, creamy tomato and spinach pasta, grilled huli-huli chicken, garlic mushroom pork chops, and caramelized roast vegetables.