We had this wine apres a ride in Short Hills provincial park. The wine is quite dark in color, mild on the nose. On the pallet the wine is reasonably fruit forward with red and black fruit flavors. Not what I would call varietal Merlot but reasonably good none the less. The wine has an almost jam like flavor. It’s still a little on the young side. On the finish the wine has a little bit of dryness and tannins typical of the terroir imparted by the Niagara area. They have done a good job on this one, keeping the tannins in check. I would give it an 88 or so. Not bad at all!
From the LCBO web site:
STONECHURCH MERLOT VQA LCBO 101501 | 750 mL bottle Price: $ 14.95
Wine, Red Wine, 12.5% Alcohol/Vol. Sugar Content : 1
Made in: Ontario, Canada By: Stonechurch Vineyards
Deep purple colour with a ruby rim; aromas of red currant, raspberry, and chocolate; medium bodied, ripe and fleshy on the palate, loaded with black fruit balanced by crisp acidity.