The last time I tasted one of the wines from No 99 I was not impressed.
These wines are dedicated to supporting the Wayne Gretzky foundation with all profits going there. A charity that brings hockey to underprivileged kids. Yet another example of Wayne being a gentleman and giving back to the country that made him who he is.
I tasted the wine at Corks.
The wine is dark in color lots of dark berries on the nose. On the mid pallet the taste matches the nose with dark berries and some deep rich flavors. On the finish the wine has some lovely silky tannins with a medium finish. The shiraz is not peppery at all and the cab is dominant in the tastes. It is reasonably complex wine. I would give it an 89 or so. I paired it with pizza and it went very well.
From the LCBO web site:
WAYNE GRETZKY ESTATE SERIES SHIRAZ/CABERNET 2007 VINTAGES 162180 | 750 mL bottle
Price: $ 22.95 Wine, Red Wine 12.7% Alcohol/Vol.
Sugar Content : D This is a VQA wine
Made in: Ontario, Canada By: No. 99 Wayne Gretzky Estates
Release Date: Oct 30, 2010
From the lauded 2007 vintage comes this well-made Shiraz/Cabernet blend from The Great One’s winery. The Shiraz plays forward on the nose with aromas of blackberry, pepper and underbrush. The Cabernet is nicely represented by cassis, with the Shiraz contributing peppery spice. Dry, crisp and fruity with soft tannins for balance. Medium-full bodied with a crisp, medium-long, fruit-filled finish. A great wine to enjoy with a rich pasta sauce while tuning into Saturday-night hockey.