2016 Meritage

Retail
$68.15
Case
$817.80
Varieties
Cabernet Sauvignon
Cabernet Franc
Merlot
Vintage
2016
Country
Canada
Region
VQA Niagara Peninsula
Alcohol
13.5%
Bottle size
750 mL
Drinking Window
2020 - 2032
Description

Meritage is a premium blend of Bordeaux reds, the 2016 vintage consisting of 67% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Cabernet Franc and 14% Merlot. 2016 was a warm growing season which resulted in red wines of exceptional character and balance. This Meritage is quite approachable with notes of raspberry, blueberry and dark chocolate.

Winemaking Notes
Growing Conditions

Viticultural practices included vertical shoot positioning, shoot thinning, cluster thinning, hand-leaf removal and hand- harvest.

All prices include Ontario bottle deposits; $0.20 for bottles of 750 mL and $0.10 for bottles of 375 mL and less.
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Professional Reviews

Michaela Morris Decanter

"The blend here is determined very much by vintage conditions. The warm 2016 season resulted in Cabernet Franc joining the 67% of Cabernet Sauvignon, with 30-year-old vines from Tawse’s Hillside Vineyard providing the backbone. It reveals itself slowly, with blackcurrant and plum making way for tobacco, bitter chocolate, redcurrant and mint on the palate. Angular rather than round but intriguing in its firmness, complexity and savoury edge. Grippy tannins are just starting to relax their hold. Drinking Window 2020 - 2026."