Smoke & Gamble Reserve Cabernet/Merlot 2010, VQA Ontario

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Cabernet/Merlot Cabernet/Merlot
Ontario, Canada

$19.95 (332825)

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April 27, 2013

Critic Reviews (5)

Steve Thurlow
Steve Thurlow

A classic Bordeaux blend with a fresh herbal fruity nose. Expect aromas of red cherry with hints of nutmeg, oregano...

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Michael Godel
Michael Godel

Just makes you want to head on down to Norfolk on Lake Erie’s north shore and set up camp. Roast some game by the...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

Smoke and Gamble is a new winery in Norfolk County near Pt Dover. Neighbour Burning Kiln is perhaps more well known,...

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Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

A smoky, slightly green but pleasantly aromatic cabernet merlot blend from winery Smoke & Gamble who have adopted the...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Simple, slightly sweet, herbal-vegetal, with modest depth and length. Correct. Drink now. Tasted March 2013. Value...

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Community Reviews (3)

Edward Rasiulis
Edward Rasiulis

Description: Medium ruby to garnet in colour with a medium+ intense nose.

Positives: The nose is divine and the taste is not far behind showing sizzling bacon, cedar, blackberry, cassis, leather, cloves, cinnamon, pipe tobacco, pencil shavings and black currants. Medium body with medium+ tannins, good acidity and a long length.

Negatives: None

Interesting Points: This was the best red that I tasted at the Taste Ontario that was held on 28 Sept 12, at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel. I had a great time talking with the wine maker; Robert Gill and their distributor; Douglas Russell.
I love the copper label. The winery is located near Port Dover, Fort Erie

Drink now or over the next 3-5 years on its own or pair it with Beef Bourguignon.

Tasted: 28 Sept 12

Best Buy

Score: 9+/10, Value: 10/10, Score: 9+/10

Out of 5 stars, I rated this wine: 4.5

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Brad Mate
Brad Mate

Wow a game changer...I love it. Who knew the terroir near Port Dover could produce wine that reminds me of right bank Bordeaux. The Cab/Franc and Merlot flavours really dominate this wine. It's loaded with sweet tobacco, leather, green bell pepper, cassis, and coco. Soft Merlot dominates the palate with coco mocha. Really nice fine grained tannins...so soft, and impeccable structure. Let it open up in your glass for about 20 minutes and you won't be disappointed.

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