Dark in color with a lovely nose of red berries. Sometimes a wine completely steps outside of it’s humble beginnings and price. This is one of those! On the mid pallet the wine displays some lovely varietal cab flavors, cherries and the like along with some varietal plum to go along for the ride. This is a surprisingly good inexpensive Niagara on the Lake cab/merlot! On the medium length finish the wine displays some lovely smooth tannins along with some lovely dryness. The wine lingers nicely in the mouth. I would give this a solid 89-90. For the price this wine is a bargain and a really lovely Niagara red. Yumm.

From the LCBO web site:
VINTAGE INK MARK OF PASSION MERLOT/CABERNET 2011 VINTAGES 250209 | 750 mL bottle Price $ 17.95
Made in: Ontario, Canada By: Constellation Brands Inc.
Release Date: Nov 9, 2013
13.4% Alcohol/Vol. Style: Medium-bodied & Fruity Sugar Content: 5 g/L Sweetness Descriptor: XD – Extra Dry

Vintage Ink is a virtual winery, allowing winemaker Keith Brown to take full advantage of grapes sourced from some of Ontario’s best vineyards to style wines that will be forever etched in your memory. Look for the stamp of brambly red berry fruit and baking spice notes in this food-friendly red.

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