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Merlot, 2020

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2020 Niagara Peninsula 750 mL, 12.2% ALC/VOL
Critic's Rating 92 pts

The aromas of this wine are a perfect blend of brown sugar, cherry and coca-cola spices. It begins intense on flavour, but the tannins tease you on the palate leading you into a smooth finish. There is a small amount of earthiness to this wine, specifically sweet roasted red beet, with a slight touch of summer flavours.

Try pairing this wine with meats such as lamb, filet mignon or grilled aged steaks. It also pairs well with cheddar, dark chocolate, roasted vegetables and mushrooms.

Critic's Rating

If you haven’t heard it by now, I will repeat it for you: 2020 is a gift from Mother Nature to Niagara wine lovers. The wines are showing beautifully across all varieties, but in particular, the Bordeaux red varieties. These four reds benefit from one of the best growing seasons Niagara has ever seen and Ravine hasn’t even bottled the reserve reds yet. The Merlot is gorgeous with a nose of black cherries, dense black raspberries, cassis, plums, touch of earth and elegant, integrated oak spice notes. It’s caressing and juicy on the palate with concentrated red berries, cassis, anise, and firm tannic structure to go with fine oak spices and a lifted, long finish. Can cellar 7+ years.
- Rick VanSickle, Wines in Niagara
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