A classic blend of estate-grown Cabernet and Merlot, this wine is approachable, while also being well structured. The nose features aromas of dark cherry, raspberry jam, red plum, licorice, and black pepper, along with nutmeg, toast, and vanilla. These traits repeat on the palates with soft tannins, a smooth texture, and wonderful balance between fruit and oak.
Varietals each fermented with minimal intervention, then combined to rest together in oak to create harmony in flavor and aromas.
Enjoy this wine with robust foods, like pepper-crusted steak, baby back ribs, or grilled garlic-parmesan zucchini. Roast chicken or grilled tuna steak pair beautifully with this soft, balanced red.
The 2017 vintage began with a mild January, with precipitation in the region above normal; rain, not snow, was a factor for the beginning of the year. February was warm, with above average temperatures, including record-setting days. Spring and summer also saw warm temperatures accompanying high volume precipitation. Southeastern Ontario saw heavy rainfall toward the tail-end of July, but beginning in August, sunny day interruptions allowed our grapes to mature. September saw steady warm and dry conditions, which continued throughout October and November, leading to ideal conditions during harvest.