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Bella Terra Cabernet Sauvignon, 2017

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2017 Niagara Peninsula 750 mL, 14.5% ALC/VOL
Cabernet Sauvignon
Critic's Rating 90 pts

Made with the best grapes from 30-year-old vines, aged 22 months in French oak barrels and then bottled unfiltered, this full-bodied red wine is an excellent example of the great wines we do here.

This wine has layers of spice with dark fruit and a hint of dark chocolate. Aerate before drinking to bring it to its full potential, or save it for a special occasion in the next decade.

Pair it with grilled top sirloin steak, medium rare, no exceptions.

Critic's Rating

- Tony Aspler
  • 2019 All Canadian Wine Championships, Gold 2019 All Canadian Wine Championships, Gold
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    This was a featured wine in December's Wine Club package, 2020.


    Tasting notes written by Tony Aspler.


    Geographical Indication: VQA Four Mile Creek
    Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon (92%) & Merlot (8%)
    Vineyard: Bella Terra Vineyard
    Residual Sugar: 3 g/L
    Cases Produced: 500


    Appearance: Deep ruby colour.
    Nose: Cedary, black cherry and plum bouquet with oak spice.
    Palate: Medium-bodied, dry, savoury, dark chocolate and plum flavours with grainy tannins on the finish. Rich and full on the palate.
    Quality: Outstanding. Hold a year or two.
    Critic Rating: 90 - 92 points - Tony Aspler


    Food Pairing: Aged cheddar-stuffed burgers with mixed greens, warm burrata with black truffle and berries, venison meatball sub, chicken and chorizo chili, and warm lentil salad with goat cheese.

    • 2019 All Canadian Wine Championships, Gold