Stratus Red 2016, VQA Niagara On The Lake

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Red Blend Red Blend
Ontario, Canada

$49.20 (312058)

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92 pts
6
November 23, 2019

Critic Reviews (5)

John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

About a quarter each of cabernet franc and merlot, with splashes of cabernet sauvignon, malbec, tannat and petit...

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Michael Godel
Michael Godel

The kitchen sink blend gets a whole lotta love for it’s unctuousness and succulence. Everyone has come to the party....

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Michelle Bouffard
Michelle Bouffard

Generous on the nose with notes of blackcurrant and black cherry fruit. Tannins firm, but elegant with a...

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Rhys Pender, MW
Rhys Pender, MW

An interesting, complex nose with mint, sage, plum pudding and blackberry notes. The palate has lots of intensity and...

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National Wine Awards of Canada
National Wine Awards of Canada

Average final score from judges at the 2019 National Wine Awards of Canada. Tasted blind in the County, June 2019.

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Community Reviews (1)

Jason Solanki
Jason Solanki

Always a blend, the 2016 Stratus Red consists of 25% Cabernet Franc, 23% Merlot, 18% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Syrah, 10% Malbec, 7% Tannat, and 5% Petit Verdot. It has a rich, medium-high intensity nose of dark berry/cherry, blackberry, and oak spice aromas. It's full-bodied and ripe on the palate with nice replays, plus some vanilla accents. Firm tannins are a touch chalky and will reward ageing, while mouthwatering acids keep things juicy. The long finish has vanilla, spice, and dark berry notes. Best enjoyed after 2-3 years in the cellar. Tasted Nov/2019.

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