Rosewood Select Series Merlot 2011, VQA Niagara Escarpment

Merlot Merlot
Ontario, Canada

$21.95 (211896)

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89 pts
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January 18, 2014

Critic Reviews (4)

Michael Godel
Michael Godel

From Renacaeu and Wismer Vineyards fruit on the upper reaches of the promontory, plots of land vital and calculated...

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Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

A heck of a merlot for the price! This shows plenty of refinement but also prettily knit flavors and a great deal of...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This is a nicely elegant, lighter almost suave merlot with a fine nose of well integrated raspberry, spice, cedar and...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

This is a friendly, appealing, nicely plump example of Merlot from Escarpment vineyards, with a significant but still...

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Community Reviews (3)

David Brodati
David Brodati

I loved Rosewood's 2010 Merlot. 2011 was a bit more challenging for some red varietals in Niagara. That said, Rosewood does Merlot consistently well. They lean more towards elegance anyway and they seem to have coaxed some finesse and refinement out of this vintage. Dark fruit, good acididty, moderate oak influence, velvety tannin and a lengthy finish. Oct. 2014.

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Brad Mate
Brad Mate

This is a warm and cozy style. Milk chocolate, baking spices, cherry and vanilla oak. Medium weight with soft gentle tannins.

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Dan Trcka
Dan Trcka

The 2011 Rosewood Merlot, aged in new and seasoned French Oak for 14 months, has intense aromas of vanilla, cedar, pine and red currant on the nose and cranberry, pomegranate, red currant and vanilla on the palate. It is a light to medium bodied, extra-dry/dry, fruity wine; with forward acidity, refined tannins (NEEDS to decant for 1+ hours) and a medium to long, vanilla dominated finish. It is food friendly; drink 2014/15-2018. My impression: NICE, 88 pts. Tasted Nov/18.

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