Thirty Bench Red 2012, VQA Beamsville Bench, Niagara Peninsula

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Red Blend Red Blend
Ontario, Canada

$24.00 (320986)

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91 pts
10
September 13, 2014

Critic Reviews (5)

John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

A full-bodied, dense, rich and savoury red wine, with a fine range of flavours and spicy-fruity complexity. This...

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Michael Godel
Michael Godel

Now in mind of some McDonald/Power '04 reds, a notion to bode well for a TBR '12 showing in 2022. Even more fleet...

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DJ Kearney
DJ Kearney

If only claret were this ripe and complete! The blend features 51% cabernet sauvignon, 39% cab franc with 22% ...

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Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

An abundance of fruit flows freely from this lovely, traditional Bordelaise blend. Despite its crowd pleasing, touch...

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National Wine Awards of Canada
National Wine Awards of Canada

Aggregate final score from judges at the 2014 National Wine Awards of Canada. June 2014

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Community Reviews (5)

Lawrence Gillevet
Lawrence Gillevet

Hand picked from own vineyard

51% cabernet sauv, 27% cabernet franc, 22% merlot

Larry is going to like this
Pair with red meats - medium rare, four year old cheddar and crusty baguette, rich beef stew, leg of lamb, Larry's review: great drinking wine, lots of cherry, black berry, soft pepper and spice on the finish. Good structured tannins close softly.

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D Dub
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Neil Phillips
Neil Phillips

Always a consistent Bordeaux-style wine, the 2012 release is one of the best yet, offering great value.

Predominantly Cabernet Sauvignon, followed by similar measures of Cabernet Franc and Merlot.

On the nose, classic cassis combined with black olives, cedar, vanilla and a hint of mocha.

On the palate, tannins are firm and hold the acid and fruit nicely, but not too chewy. Ripe red fruit and dark plum abounds, but there's enough structure behind to hold it in check. A slight herbaceousness (capsicum) adds to mild black pepper, anise and very slight bitter cherry.

Will pair nicely with barbequed medium-rare steaks, burgers with blue cheese, grilled Portobello mushrooms.

Drinking well now, but can easily improve with a year or two in bottle. 13.8% ABV.

Tasted May 2014.

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Steven Elder
Steven Elder

Dark ruby, with just a hint of lightening at the rim. Lovely nose of spice and oak notes, with good fruit and just a hint of earth. Mouthfilling and ripe, with a spicy finish that lingers. Excellent cool-climate winemaking, IMHO, emphasizing elegance and balance. Most certainly worth the price of admission.

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Laurie Fox
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