I had this wine at Casey’s before a leaf game. I paired it with dark meat rotisserie chicken and rice. I quite enjoyed the wine. Terroir is big in Niagara and this wine bears little resemblance to Napa Cab but was good none the less. Trius do a great job of managing the tannins into a smooth approachable now wine with some good fruit, reasonable oak, and a medium finish. I put a question mark on the year because I am not sure what year it was. I am guessing …
Trius make some lovely wines for reasonable prices and this one is no exception.
The winemaker described it as:
“This medium-bodied fruit forward wine has soft tannins and food friendly acidity. Juicy red and black fruits fill the mouth, and juicy red currants and a touch of spice linger on the drying finish.” I found the description pretty accurate.
From the LCBO web site:
TRIUS CABERNET SAUVIGNON VQA
LCBO 587956 | 750 mL bottle
Price: $ 14.95
Wine, Red Wine, 12.5% Alcohol/Vol. Sugar Content : 1
This is a VQA wine
Made in: Ontario, Canada By: Andres Wines Ltd
Medium garnet colour; developing aromas of cherry, cassis, vanilla and red berry, with undertones of green pepper and cedar; dry, with dark red fruit, dried fruit flavours and some spicy oaky complexity; fine tannins welll integrated; lingering finish.
Serving Suggestion: Steak, roast beef, lamb or aged cheddar.