Alvento Sondra 2006, VQA Niagara Peninsula

Red Blend Red Blend
Ontario, Canada

$16.95 (207332)

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January 08, 2011

Critic Reviews (3)

John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Evolved, spicy, earthy, herbal, very intriguing, with an almost Italianate profile. The palate is mid-weight, with...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

Tasted at least three times in recent month, this is a maturing merlot-based (90%) blend from a cool vintage that...

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Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

Lots of intensity behind this smoky nose that is just beginning to mature gracefully showing spicy grilled meat,...

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Community Reviews (2)

Andrew Hunter
Andrew Hunter

Nice nose, you can clearly pick up the cran/raspberry of the Cab Franc.

A touch of bricking appearing on the rim.

On the palate: medium, almost light bodied, a bit thin for a Merlot really. Some nice clean fruit flavours, some wood and leafiness. Not a lot of ripeness or concentration but plenty of acidity. A bit out of balance I'd say.

Tasty enough but disappointing for $24.

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Jason LeBlanc
Jason LeBlanc

Very smoky and spicy not my style, prominent bricking on the the edges

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