Wine of the Week for June 1, 2009

Sibling Rivalry Red VQA - $13.95
Style: R3
Canada: Niagara

The colour here is deep black cherry. The nose suggests right off that this may be a meritage style, with black currant, dark plum, subtle spice, and vanilla all wrapped up in sweet oak. The palate is soft and smooth, with plum and blackberry flavour and firm, youngish tannins. Very good body and length it is, in fact, merlot plus the 2 Cabs. I found it a bit young and am sure it will show even better in 2-3 years, but go ahead and serve it with burgers or BBQ ribs. (LCBO 126151)

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