Kacaba 2008 Meritage mini review

I tasted this one at the Salut wine festival at the Brickworks. Dark in color with lots of black berries coming through on the nose. On the mid pallet are some lovely blakc berries to match the nose along with some smooth velvety textures on the medium length finish. This is an impressive wine with Niagara’s dominant tannins and terroir well under control. I would give this a solid 89. I want to get a full bottle to do a more thorough review. For the money, this is a good deal!

From the LCBO web site:
KACABA VINEYARDS MERITAGE LCBO 101477 | 750 mL bottle Price: $ 16.95
Wine, Red Wine 12.8% Alcohol/Vol. Sugar Content : 1

Made in: Ontario, Canada By: Kacaba Vineyards

Tasting Note
deep ruby colour; cassis, black fruit, vanilla and spice aromas; dry, medium body; dark fruit and pepper flavours, good length

From the winery’s web site:
2006 Meritage – (LCBO# 101477) $16.95 per bottle / $203.40 per case A blend of 50% cabernet franc and 50% cabernet sauvignon. Purplish in colour with aromas of earth, chassis, cedar and leather. The palate offers plenty of plum and blackberry flavours with a touch of mocha and beetroot on the finish. – Mike Lowe – Pulse, Wine pick of the week

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