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Meritage, 2021

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2021 Niagara Peninsula 750 mL, 12.8% ALC/VOL
  • Cabernet Franc
  • Merlot
Critic's Rating 92 pts

A blend of 56% Cabernet Franc and 44% Merlot (both organically farmed from our estate), this wine offers a lot of depth and ageability. Spending 19 months in French oak, this wine is of classic Bordeaux essence. Barrel selections were made from the two varietals to create an elegant, food focused red wine.

This medium-bodied red wine has flavours of strawberry, red currant, plum, vanilla, cassis, cedar and spice.

Critic's Rating

- Tony Aspler
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The 2021 vintage was a featured wine in March 2024's Wine Club package.

Tasting notes written by Tony Aspler.

Geographical Indication: VQA Niagara Lakeshore
Varietal: Cabernet Franc (56%), Merlot (44%)
Vineyard: Estate vineyard
Residual Sugar: 2.45 g/L
Cases Produced: 970

Appearance: Solid ruby colour.
Nose: Cedary, spicy, blackcurrant and redcurrant bouquet with vanilla oak notes.
Palate: Medium-bodied, dry, Bordeaux petit château style. Firmly structured, well-balanced, savoury with evident but ripe tannins.
Quality: 90 – 92 points – Wine Club Canada. Outstanding. Hold 1-2 years.

Food Pairing: Chinese barbecued pork, black olive-crusted venison, apple-braised duck legs, green lentil curry, and Gruyère cheese fondue.