I am not an expert, just a discerning wine lover or amateur de vin (as the French say), but everyone has a different palate, likes and dislikes so it must be understood that any of my recommendations are personal. I just hope that you find them useful or at the very least - interesting. I also hope you enjoy my photos. It is more fun sharing then keeping them backed up on a hard drive.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Big, Bold, Ontario Red

2007 was a special summer for winemakers in Ontario. It was hot and dry so the red wines that were made that year seemed bigger and bolder than usual. This blend is no exception. It is beautifully balanced and very full-bodied. A real charmer for the price.

Meritage - 53% Cabernet Franc, 30% Merlot, 14% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Syrah.
30 months in French Oak give this wine lots of special aromas including chocolate/mocha, smokey nose with a beautiful blackberry backbone. The palate releases many of the same flavours with rich, velvety tannins.



Sometimes I get a real kick out of wine names and feel I need to share. The one that struck me this week was from a Globe & Mail review: Dirty Laundry Bordello 2008 (B.C.)

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