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RED 2015 VQA Niagara-on-the-Lake
Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer STRATUS
Extremely deep intense purple colour. Fairly attractive, complex, intense, quite cedary, slightly baked, ripe plum-cherry nose with some sandalwood-tinged, mineral notes. Dry, medium-full bodied, well structured, slightly spicy, ripe plum-red cherry-cassis flavours with a spicy, lingering, high acid, faintly earthy, high acid, slightly mocha-tinged finish. This blend of 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Merlot, 23% Cabernet Franc 11% Petit Verdot and 2% Malbec has 13.8% alcohol and 6 g/L residual sugar. The 2013 (***) with 91-points was released on November 25, 2017 at $48.20. TONY ASPLER / 91-points / TRY - Dense purple in colour; spicy, plum bouquet with a light floral note; full-bodied, dry, well-structured with flavours of red plum, cherry and dark chocolate. More elegant that previous vintages - more in the Bordeaux style. CSPC 131037
Type Red Table Wine
Agent Str Vin
Country Canada
Region Ontario
Rating ***(93 points)
Dry, Solid, Complex, Ripe
LCBO Note Status Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
Stratus has 10 red wine grapes in their vineyard: Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Gamay, Malbec, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Sangiovese, Syrah, Tannat and Tempranillo. Winemaker J-L Groux, the blending maestro, and his team build this flagship red based on the qualities of the vintage. Based on the rave reviews the single-varietal 2015 Cabernet Franc is getting (two 90-point reviews from winealign.com, for instance), expect great things from this wine. Price $ 48.20
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - November 24, 2018
Cases bought 111 (12 bottles per case)

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