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13th Street Cabernet/Merlot 2012

Dark in color with a nice smooth nose of red berries. On the mid palate the wine displays some lovely dark red cherries. On the medium length finish the wine displays some lovely dryness and smooth tannins. We paired it with a bacon and ham quiche and it went well. I would give it an 88 or so.

From the LCBO web site:
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,, 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