Another one from the Trialto tasting of Southbrook Whimsy! wines. Dark in color with a mild nose with some menthol coming through as well as some red berries. On the mid pallet there are some nice red berries with sugar under control. On the finish the wine displays some nice tannins and a slightly spicy finish. This wine has a very nice big mouth feel that builds. This is a nice wine with a nice bit of complexity. I would give it 89-90. Not available from the winery, but available from Trialto for $34.95 a bottle.
From the Winery’s web site:
Wine Lovers’ Notes: In the Glass
Deep red in colour with purple highlights. The nose bring notes of black berries and cassis within a frame of sweet spice, cigar box and fruit cake aromas. The broad palate is rich, deep and layered with silky and abundant tannins with a complex, lengthy finish of mocha and toast.
Gold Medal – 2012 InterVin International Wine Awards
Winemaker’s Notes: In the Vineyard
Varietal: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon Appellation: VQA Niagara-on-the-Lake Brix at harvest: 24.7°
In the Winery
Alcohol: 13% Titratable Acidity: 5.8 g/l ph: 3.73 Residual Sugar: 3.5 g/l Bottled: December 15, 2011
Closure: Natural cork Cases Produced: 102 Release Date: September 29, 2012