2018 Red Tail Merlot VQA
Graceful and swift, red – tailed hawks are an impressive sight above the vineyards of Niagara and Featherstone makes this Merlot as a special appreciation of wild raptors. Supple and elegant, the wine soars smoothly with blueberry – cherry and light spice notes, then finishes clean and long. Pair it with beef tenderloin, grilled chops & vegetables, or thin crust pizza.
“David Johnson the winemaker has here produced a delightfully fruity but dryish (RS 1.4 g/L) drop that is also affordable. Aged 10 months in French oak, 100% malolactic fermentation. Expect black fruit cherry-berry complexity, headed by black currant. Both a patio sipper and a food wine, and ready now for current drinking and accompanying any kind of comfort food.” 92 points Dean Tudor; June 2, 2020
“This is lip-smacking good from twist top to last drop with the price-quality ratio skewed in your favour. Delicate aromas of dark berry fruit, floral notes and exotic incense waft from the glass, A delightfully lively flow of crunchy red fruit—cherry, passion fruit and cranberry—race over the palate with great élan. Somewhere around mid-palate a dollop of ripe dark cherry makes itself known enhancing the balance of fruit and acidity. It’s a great sipping wine and pours well with spicy tomato pasta.” 91 points; Vic Harradine May 10, 2020
Available at the winery; and in the Vintages section of the LCBO from May 30-Nov 30, 2020: LCBO #131540 Price includes $.20 refundable bottle deposit. Case of 12: $241.80