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Dean's List Merlot, 2020

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2020 Niagara Peninsula 750 mL, 14.5% ALC/VOL
$34.95
Merlot

Rich red colour, dark fruit, with graphite on the nose, with lifted floral notes. Smooth rich raspberry and plum on palate with fresh acidity and pronounced ripe tannin. Clear red fruit finish.

Pairing Suggestions: Grilled Italian sausage, beef burger, or mushroom galette

Sweetness Level: Dry

  • National Wine Awards of Canada 2022, Silver Medal National Wine Awards of Canada 2022, Silver Medal
  • Ontario Wine Awards 2023, Gold Medal Ontario Wine Awards 2023, Gold Medal
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    The 2020 vintage was a featured wine in September 2023's Wine Club package.

    Geographical Indication: VQA Niagara Peninsula
    Vineyard: Concession 5 Vineyard
    Residual Sugar: 0 g/L
    Cases Produced: 277

    Appearance: Bright. Semi-opaque. Dark ruby red colour.
    Nose: A bouquet of violets, red licorice, cherry pie, menthol, and cigar box.
    Palate: Medium acid, medium tannin, medium body. Blackberry, cranberry, plum, savoury green herbs, and a hint of smoke. Well-integrated but firm tannins.
    Quality: 90 – 91 points – Wine Club Canada. Outstanding. Drink now or hold 1-2 years to soften tannins.

    Food Pairing: Chicken chile verde, beef brisket with wild mushrooms, gnocchi Bolognese with spinach, chicken-fried steak, and creamy cherry tomato pasta.

    • National Wine Awards of Canada 2022, Silver Medal
    • Ontario Wine Awards 2023, Gold Medal