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|WEATHER REPORT RED 2013 VQA Niagara-on-the-Lake
|Vintage Assessments Tasting Note
|Extremely deep intense purple colour. Complex, intense, sandalwood-tinged, ripe plum-cherry puree nose with some gently cedary notes. Dry, medium bodied, harmonious, well structured, slightly spicy, fairly dense, ripe plum-cherry-cassis flavours with a lingering, high acid finish. Seems quite ready-to-drink. This blend of 32% Cabernet Franc, 23% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Petit Verdot, 10% Merlot, 9% Syrah, 8% Viognier and 4% Tempranillo has 13,4% alcohol and 4 g/L residual sugar. TONY ASPLER / 89-points / TRY - Spicy, black plum and vanilla oak bouquet; medium-bodied, dry. firmly structured, plum and clove flavour with evident oak on the finish. Hold 3-5 years.
||Red Table Wine
Complex, Ripe, Tangy
||A Vintage Assessments Explorer's Selection!
|Since first coming to Ontario in 1990, J-L Groux has established a profound reputation for his masterful application of the art of assemblage (blending). His skill and precision have helped the wines of Stratus become some of the most sought-after and admired in Ontario. The 2013 Weather Report is the first vintage of this wine, a remarkable and utterly unique blend of Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Merlot, Syrah, Viognier and Tempranillo. Groux suggests a drinking window extending through 2020.
||vintages release - March 3, 2018
||41 (12 bottles per case)
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Score: - Poor * Very Basic
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