Dark in color with a nose of dark berries. On the mid palate the wine displays some mild black berries to match the nose. On the medium length finish the wine displays some firm tannins and some nice dryness. The fruit on this wine is quite subdued and it lives primarily in the finish. It’s not a great wine, but not an aweful wine. I would give it an 87-88. A little disappointing. The Pinot Noir I last tasted from this winery was much better. If I had others I would return them.
From the LCBO web site:
Gray Monk Cabernet/Merlot 2013 — VINTAGES#: 464123
STYLE – Full-bodied & Smooth
Founded in 1972, Gray Monk is one of the pioneering estates of BC winemaking. Among other accomplishments, they are credited with planting the very first Pinot Gris vines in Canada. Their 2013 Cabernet/Merlot is floral and ripe, with an impressive depth of black fruit with cedar, herbs and chocolate tones in support. It will be excellent with lamb kebabs or burgers. (VINTAGES panel, Feb. 2016) $20.95
Release Date:August 20, 2016
Alcohol/Vol 13.4% Made in: British Columbia, Canada By: Gray Monk Cellars Ltd.Sugar Content: 6 g/L Sweetness Descriptor: XD – Extra Dry Style:Full-bodied & Smooth