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Why we're drinking this
If you like big bold reds to warm up your winter wonderland, this premium wine trio features three pre-release wines rated 90+ points from Niagara’s top vineyards. Delivered with full tasting notes and pairing suggestions, each of these wines represents the outstanding winemaking craft at three of Canada’s most recognized wineries: Domaine Queylus, Malivoire Wine and Tawse Winery. Coming from the warm and generous 2014 and 2015 vintages, this is a trio of beautiful wines playing in perfect harmony.
Domaine Queylus 2014 Cabernet Franc Réserve du Domaine
We are huge fans of winemaker Thomas Bachelder, who has been and continues to be instrumental in pushing the level of Ontario wine higher and higher. He is an in-demand wine consultant, and also makes wine under his own name from vineyards located in Burgundy, Oregon and Ontario. Domaine Queylus is located in Niagara and focuses on the Bordeaux varieties Merlot and Cabernet Franc. The winery received the Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Excellence in Ontario Wine in 2014.
Tastes Like: Ripe black berries and the visceral sensation of walking through a mixed-wood forest in fall. Wild, spicy, minty, with lots of blackberry, plum, currant and a whiff of earth, green olive and green pepper. Medium tannins, supple, finessed. Very good now, but will improve for many years.
Malivoire 2014 Stouck Meritage
Here’s a wine that every year demonstrates just how powerful and poised a Bordeaux-style blend from Ontario can be. The Stouck Estate Farm vineyard has been owned by the Stouck family since 1899 and Dan Stouck is Malivoire’s assistant winemaker. The vines average more than 30 years of age. They grow just four acres of Cabernet Sauvignon and three acres of Merlot. The 2011 vintage won a Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Excellence in Ontario Wines and the 2012 received 92 points from the kwäf Taste Buds. This 2014 is 68% Merlot and 32% Cabernet Sauvignon—the wine is juicy, powerful and finessed. Drink now if you like a big wine, or wait a year or two for more elegance to develop.
Tastes Like: Plump and juicy plum, blackberry and raspberry, with cassis, eucalyptus, dried hay and sweet spice. Medium tannins, wonderful finish.
Tawse 2015 Cherry Avenue Pinot Noir
With the 2015 Cherry Avenue Pinot Noir, Tawse once again hits it out of the park. Praise for this pioneering Niagara winery continues to intensify both here at home and abroad. The 2010 vintage of the flagship Cherry Avenue sold out fast and caught the eye (and palate) of noted Burgundy wine critics Allen Meadows (aka, The Burghound) who praised its “distinct red cherry aromas... and complex nose.” Same again. The Cherry Avenue vineyard is a real treasure, with every vintage revealing deeper, more complex aspects of its terroir. For the kwäf Taste Buds, this is another 90+ pointer from Tawse.
Tastes Like: Juicy berry fruit with hints of forest floor and dried floral notes, vanilla and spice. Light bodied with fresh acidity and polished tannins. Elegant, layered and flavourful.
Limited Availability Package includes:
1 x Domaine Queylus 2014 Cabernet Franc Réserve du Domaine: $35/bottle
1 x Malivoire 2014 Stouck Meritage: $35/bottle
1 x Tawse 2015 Cherry Ave Pinot Noir: $49/bottle
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1Domaine Queylus 2014 Cabernet Franc Reserve, Malivoire Winery 2014 Stouck Meritage, and Tawse Winery 2015 Cherry Ave Pinot Noir will be released to the general public in spring of 2018.
2Offer only available for purchase and delivery in Ontario, Alberta, Manitoba, Nova Scotia and British Columbia. The wine cannot be shipped outside of the province in which it was purchased.
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