2011 13th St cab/merlot

Dark color with a mild nose of dark berries. On the mid palate the wine displays some nice dark berries to match the nose. On the medium length finish the wine displays some nice firm tannins some noticeable acidity and dryness. There’s a hint of pepper and the firm dryness builds and lingers in the mouth especially without food. There’s a hint of mocha coming through subtly. I would give it an 88 or so. We paired it with chicken schnitzel and it went well. And particularly well with the chocolate brownies which were dessert. Yumm ….

From the LCBO web site (for a different year):
13th Street Cabernet/Merlot 2012 — VINTAGES#: 56598
Style – Medium-bodied & Fruity  ›
Drawn from two vineyards in the Creek Shores sub-appellation, this rich blend shows the exceptional growing conditions of 2012 for Ontario reds. The fruit is ripe and concentrated, and here it makes for a layered, quite plush mouthfeel that’s consistent right through the palate and through the very good finish. The acidity is well calibrated, cutting through the density of the fruit effectively, and the tannins are supple and moderate. It’s well integrated now, so drink it through to 2017 to appreciate it while the fruit is primary-fresh. Score – 4 Stars out of 5. (Rod Phillips, winealign.com, Nov. 13, 2014) $19.95

Release Date:
June 27, 2015 Alcohol/Vol 12.0% Made in: Ontario, Canada By:
Thirteenth Street Wine Corp. Sugar Content: 6 g/L Sweetness Descriptor: XD – Extra Dry Style:
Medium-bodied & Fruity. This is a VQA wine.

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