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Cabernet-Merlot Speck Family Reserve, 2020

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2020 Niagara Peninsula 750 mL, 13.2% ALC/VOL
  • Cabernet Franc
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Merlot

Concentrated dark fruit tones balanced by black raspberry nuances. A hand-picked blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot where yields were restricted to less than 2 tonnes per acre and wine was aged in French oak barrels. This wine will improve with 7 to 10 years of cellaring.

Winemaker's Notes

• Made from Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc grown in the Short Hills Bench on our estate

• Yields were severely restricted to less than 2 tonnes per acre (approximately 1 bottle per vine) • We net the rows to prevent bird damage

• Oak tank fermented on the skins with manual cap punch downs over one month followed by 20 months of aging in French oak (60% new and 40% 1-year-old barrels)

Food Matches

Braised lamb shanks with rosemary and roasted garlic accents or good quality chocolate for a unique dessert combination.

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The 2019 vintage was a featured wine in December's Wine Club package, 2021.


Geographical Indication: VQA Short Hills Bench
Varietals: Cabernet Sauvignon (46.5%), Cabernet Franc (38.5%), Merlot (15%)
Vineyard: Estate vineyard
Residual Sugar: 3.2 g/L
Cases Produced: 972


Appearance: Bright. Semi-opaque. Ruby colour.
Nose: Blackberry, blackcurrant, plum, violets, licorice, hints of black pepper.
Palate: Medium acid, medium tannin, medium body. Dry. Plum, blackcurrant, green pepper, earthy, black pepper, and a touch of smoke.
Quality: Outstanding. 90 points. Decant well and enjoy now or hold for 2-3 years.


Food Pairing: Roasted goose with pecan purée, red wine-braised lamb shanks, linguini with bolognese sauce, smoky black bean burgers with grilled mushrooms, and Turkish Seftali kebabs.