Creekside Laura's Red 2010, VQA Niagara Peninsula

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Red Blend Red Blend
Ontario, Canada

$19.95 (117960)

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September 27, 2014

Critic Reviews (3)

John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Creekside's 2010 Laura's Red is a ripe, savoury and earthy wine, with intriguing black pepper, resinous herbs and...

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Michael Godel
Michael Godel

Wonderfully balanced blend with a bit of wood spice, plenty of good character and tannin. Tense fruit, layered and...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

Named for former Creekside owner Laura McCain, this is a fairly intense, dry, nervy and coarse young red that blends...

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Community Reviews (5)

Brad Mate
Brad Mate

Every year this blend turns out to be a tasty number...fruity, earthy, oaky and structured.

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Jason Chenier
Jason Chenier

Enjoyable. Went well with prime rib roast. Tasted January 2014.

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Vladimir Torres
Vladimir Torres

Quite alright. A decent blend, with peppery nose, and a not totally rounded palate
(it's a bit edgy on the acidity)... All in all, a good value for its price, above your average Niagara red, but not stellar.

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Barry McLarnon
Barry McLarnon

So dark and brooding! Obviously lots of stuffing there, but I found it rather tight and tannic at this juncture. I've enjoyed this blend in past vintages, but it failed to charm me this time around. Perhaps with another year or two of bottle age it would open up and start to sing...

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It's only wine but I like it
It's only wine but I like it

Certainly a well-made red, with ripe red fruit, and plenty of chocolate and coconut flavours from the generous oak treatment. While I wouldn't say the wine is over-oaked, I do find that the oak obscures much of regional character that the wine may have had. If blind tasting this, I would never has guess Niagara (maybe Rioja, but not Niagara). Enjoyable wine, but not quite to my tastes. Picked up on sale at Queens Quay for $14.25. Tasted July 2014.

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