I first encountered this wine at the LCBO Ontario wine event. One of the items I liked about this event is that most of the wines at the event are in the LCBO. This particular wine comes from a winery near Owen Sound. It is considered an emerging area with no AVA designation. Dark in color with an unusual nose. Hard to place it. Kind of foosty, almost barnyard like. Maybe even some flint. Unusual. The varietal is a Marechal Foch which typically is kind of a rustic varietal. On the mid palette the wine displays the typical rustic flavors. Not for everyone but I like it. I last had a different Marechal Foch in Prince Edward County from Sandbanks. There’s even some similarities to a pinot noir. It’s smooth and round in the mouth. On the finish the wine displays some fine tannins and some nice dryness. I would give it an 89. I quite enjoyed it. I love the name of the winery, the wine and the label too! Checkout out the winery’s web site.
From the LCBO web site:
COFFIN RIDGE BACK FROM THE DEAD RED 2010 VINTAGES 260463 | 750 mL bottle Price: $ 17.00
Made in: Ontario, Canada By: Coffin Ridge Winery
Release Date: Oct 13, 2012
Wine, Red Wine 11.2% Alcohol/Vol. Varietal: Marechal Foch
Sweetness Descriptor: XD – Extra Dry
Coffin Ridge is a pioneering winery in the exciting frontier of Grey County. This wine is made from Maréchal Foch, which is something of an Ontario specialty.
Woodsy, savoury aromas of wild blueberry, sour cherry, plum, tilled earth, coffee grounds and campfire smoke. Vivacious acidity brings lift and verve. Medium body with chewy tannins. Calls for fatty cuts of beef or game, gourmet sausages or a beef stew. (VINTAGES panel, Aug. 2012).