This is a lovely Bordeaux blend that includes Merlot, Cab Sauv and Cab Franc. The Cab Franc is noticeable but not overwhelming. The wine is well under control with reasonable tannins, and a nice finish. A good solid wine priced about right. I get currant/cassis flavors with some vanilla imparted from the oak. All in all quite a nice wine! Also tasted at the Global wine tour BC event.
From the LCBO web site:
SUMAC RIDGE PRIVATE RESERVE MERLOT/CABERNET 2005
VINTAGES 101626 | 750 mL bottle Price: $ 17.95
Wine, Red Wine, 14.0% Alcohol/Vol.
Made in: British Columbia, Canada By: Vincor International Inc. – B.C.
Release Date: Jan 10, 2009
Rich extracted fruit-dark plums, chocolate, coffee beans and earthy aromas. On the palate it is smooth, full bodied and a bit meaty showing flavours of black cherry, leather, vanilla and spice with soft tannins on the finish. This is the type of wine you always want to grab two of! (www.winediva.ca, June 2, 2007)