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Meritage, 2020

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2020 Niagara Peninsula 750 mL, 12% ALC/VOL
$39.00
  • Cabernet Franc
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Merlot
Critic's Rating 92 pts

The 2020 vintage was pretty much a perfectly conducted growing season and ripening season by mother nature. This red blend was aged for 18 months in oak. This Meritage is a blend of our favourite Bordeaux reds from the Niagara on the lake appellations as well as from our estate to create a complete red blend that showcases ripeness, structure, ripe red fruit, and some earthy elegance.

The aromas on this wine are rich, ripe and extremely inviting. Flavours of currants, black cherry, subtle hints of coffee and chocolate are present with subtle earthy tones of cedar, leather and sweet hay. The colour is bold and intense and the body is medium to heavy, round, silky and finishes dry. The tannins provide a dry finish yet the wine carries the fruit up front and holds the controlled amount of acidity at the back creating a very well rounded wine.

61% Merlot, 28% Cabernet Franc and 11% Cabernet Sauvignon

Food Pairing

Our Meritage pairs great with nice, rustic charcuterie platters, aged firm cheeses, and nicely grilled steaks, stews, or date night.

Critic's Rating

92pts
The blend is 60% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon and 20% Cabernet Franc. Another inviting nose of black and red berries with dominant dark cherries and black currants to go with rich spice notes and a touch of earth. This is a highly structured red with firm tannins, concentrated cherry and raspberry, black currants, mulled herbs, anise, elegant spice, and a big, juicy finish. Cellar 5+ years.
- Rick VanSickle, Wines in Niagara
  • Ontario Wine Awards 2023, Bronze Medal Ontario Wine Awards 2023, Bronze Medal
  • National Wine Awards of Canada 2023, Silver Medal National Wine Awards of Canada 2023, Silver Medal
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