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Dean's List Meritage, 2020

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2020 Niagara Peninsula 750 mL, 14% ALC/VOL
  • Cabernet Franc
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Malbec
  • Merlot
  • Petit Verdot
Critic's Rating 92 pts
Stunning deep red colour. Expressive nose of dark fruits, moving towards jammy. Subtle smokiness on nose, paired with a slight herbaceous character. Beautifully ripe fruit on the palate, with a touch of graphite. Grippy tannin but mellow finish that will have this wine aging beautifully

Pairing Suggestions: Lamb shank with rosemary and roasted veg, charcuterie boards or beef brisket

Sweetness Level: Dry

Critic's Rating

- Tony Aspler
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The 2020 vintage was featured in September 2023's Wine Club package.

Tasting notes written by Tony Aspler.

Geographical Indication: VQA Niagara Peninsula
Varietals: Merlot (57%), Cabernet Sauvignon (21%), Malbec (11%), Cabernet Franc (6%), Petit Verdot (5%)
Vineyard: Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon & Cabernet Franc – Concession 5 Vineyard; Petit Verdot & Malbec – Lizak Vineyard
Residual Sugar: 0 g/L
Cases Produced: 413

Appearance: Deep purple in colour.
Nose: Cedary, spicy nose of black fruits.
Palate: Well extracted flavours of blackcurrant and plum with toasty oak notes. Great mouthfeel.
Quality: 90 – 92 points – Wine Club Canada. Outstanding. Can be consumed now but will reward cellaring for 1–2 years.

Food Pairing: Filet mignon, grilled lemon-herb portobello mushrooms, Brie crostini with honey and prosciutto, penne with sausage and fennel, and pulled pork sandwiches.