Grape Variety: 48% Cab Sauvignon, 48% Merlot & 4% Cab Franc
Country: Ontario, Canada
Region: Niagara Lakeshore, Ontario, Canada
Format: 750 mL bottle
Producer: Strewn Inc.
Description: Medium minus garnet to ruby in colour. Med+ intensity. The nose is simply delightful. Med oak with cherry pipe tobacco smoke, dill, black olives, strawberries & oyster mushrooms. The taste is dry, med+ tannins & acidity, balanced, long length & med body. On the palate there’s med oak, Bing cherries, strawberries, raspberry, dill, Macintosh apple, pencil shavings, leather, steamed artichoke & slate. This wine is simply marvelous & I especially like that it’s under 13% alcohol, which is good on it’s own or with tenderloin steak.
This is a top pick & an excellent representation of Niagara wine.
Tasted 1 June 2011.
Score: 9.5/10, Value: 9/10, Total: 18.5/20
Out of 5 stars, I rated this wine: 4.5