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Rosso, 2017

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2017 Niagara Peninsula 750 mL, 14% ALC/VOL

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  • Cabernet Franc
  • Dornfelder
  • Merlot
  • Petit Verdot

Critic's Rating90 pts


The nose has notes of blackberry, blueberry, smoked meat, and pipe tobacco. The palate is dry with a flattering acidity that makes this wine very food friendly. Juicy fruit and peppercorn spice round out the wine. Enjoy with Pizza, burgers, or hotdogs any day of the week.

Varietals: 50% Cabernet Franc, 30% Merlot, 10% Dornfelder, 10% Petit Verdot

VQA Niagara Peninsula

Residual Sugar: 4.9 g/L

Awards & Ratings

Critic’s Rating:

90 pts

- Tony Aspler


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Tasting Notes

The 2017 vintage was a featured wine in February's Wine Club package, 2021.


Tasting notes written by Tony Aspler.


Geographical Indication: VQA Niagara Peninsula
Varietal: Cabernet Franc (50%), Merlot (30%), Dornfelder (10%) & Petit Verdot (10%)
Residual Sugar: 4.9 g/L
Cases Produced: 400


Appearance: Deep ruby colour.
Nose: Cedary, spicy, plum, vanilla, and tobacco leaf.
Palate: Medium-bodied, dry, raisin-y, plum and blackberry flavours carried on racy acidity; rich mouth-feel.
Quality: Very Good+ to Outstanding. 89-90 points. Can be consumed now, but hold a year for the bouquet to develop.


Food Pairing: French dip sandwich, strawberry turnovers, grilled rack of lamb with ratatouille, refried bean quesadillas with jalapeños, and mushroom-stuffed meatloaf.

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