Grape: 50% Cabernet Franc, 20% Merlot, 9% Baco Noir, 9% Gamay Noir, 7% Pinot Noir, 3% Cabernet Sauvignon and 2% Syrah
Category: Red Wine
Format: 750 mL
Producer: Niagara College Teaching Winery
Alcohol: 12.5% Alcohol/Vol.
A mishmash of red wines makes this on the sweeter side but has some nice spice to add some complexity. Score: 85/100
Tasting Note: Light ruby in colour with average acidity, a medium+ intense nose, light tannin & a length on the finish. Wine features plum, Kirsch, blueberry pie, Bing cherries, raspberry, ripe tamarinds, black tea, raspberries & Allspice.
Negatives: Comes across a little like a commercial California red wine.
Interesting Point: This is where the quality of the stemware is important as if you use high quality glassware it will accentuate the negatives in this wine, therefore use the traditional Italian table wine glassware, just a glass will do.
Pairings: Drink now or over the next couple of years on its own or pair it with Moroccan spiced lamb chops with allspice and thyme.
My Opinion: On the Fence
Tasted: August 7, 2020