A cool wet summer originally gave us some concerns about the vintage but patience was rewarded with a hot dry harvest season that allowed grapes to ripen fully.
The juice underwent fermentation on its skins for 16 days, using selected yeast. Oak barrel fermentation and aging in French barriques for 18 months this added an array of soft tannins and complexity to this rich red wine. This wine also underwent complete malolactic fermentation.
Earthy notes lead you into the ripeness of plum, black berry and black currant. Well-rounded with soft velvety tannins characteristic of this variety with a fruit finish that is lasting and enduring. Enjoy with slow roasted prime rib, lamb, ratatouille or stuffed peppers.
SCORE 90/100 "Dark spice and smoke on this nose of this Niagara red wine made from the classic Merlot grape. It's full-bodied and supple. Pair with a rare steak."
Brix At Harvest:22
Aging In Oak:18 months
Release Date:November 7, 2019
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Tasting Now Available
We are so excited to announce we are ready to welcome guests back to the winery for tasting. While things will not be exactly as they were, we can assure you that you will see many familiar faces and are confident that you will feel safe and most welcome. Tasting available by reservation or by chance.