Pondview Cabernet Merlot Reserve 2012, VQA Niagara Peninsula

Cabernet/Merlot Cabernet/Merlot
Ontario, Canada

$18.95 (307561)

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88 pts
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March 21, 2015

Critic Reviews (3)

John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

An honest, juicy, slightly sweet-tinged Bordeaux blend, with decent depth and structure and above average...

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Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

A rich, ripe and juicy red with no green character. Great verve and substance here with an appealing velvety texture,...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This is a youthful, mid-weight, somewhat over oaked young cab-merlot. I like the supple feel and ripe, sweet fruit...

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Barry McLarnon
Barry McLarnon

Lots of heft to this one, demonstrating that in warm vintages like 2012, Niagara winemakers can pull out all the stops and make a red that mimics the heavyweights from warmer regions of the world. That said, there is a distinct lack of subtlety and charm here - there is underlying blackberry fruit to be sure, but dusty oakiness and furry tannins dominate. Perhaps it will round out with age, but I wouldn't count on it.

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