Wayne Gretzky Estate Series Cabernet Merlot 2007, Niagara Peninsula

Cabernet/Merlot Cabernet/Merlot
Ontario, Canada

$16.95 (128652)

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89 pts
19
February 19, 2011

Critic Reviews (9)

Gord Stimmell
Gord Stimmell

The Creekside Winery duo of Rob Power and Craig McDonald have created a wow red here. Aromas of coconut, blackberry,...

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Nancy Morgan
Nancy Morgan

Juicy, powerful and concentrated! I love a wine that makes my mouth water. Lovely notes of ripe blackberries and...

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Evan Saviolidis
Evan Saviolidis

Here comes a value priced Cabernet Merlot from the great 07 vintage. Spicy pepper, hickory, cassis, plums and cocoa...

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Wine Spectator
Wine Spectator

Winner of a gold medal at the Ontario Wine Awards, this celebrity red (a portion of proceeds goes to charity) is...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

Believe it folks, the great one is having some good wine being made in his name. This has a very lifted and complex...

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Zoltan Szabo
Zoltan Szabo

Black currant - cassis, chocolate and oak. Full bodied with fresh acids and a healthy tannic core. Will evolve nicely...

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John Stewart
John Stewart

Mostly NOTL fruit. A considerable step up in quality and complexity from the Gretzsky Founder's Series, with intense...

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Megan Victor
Megan Victor

Extremely deep intense purple colour. Slightly spicy, vanilla plummycherry nose with some cedary, notes. Dry, quite...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

A couple of years on, and this is still a big, chewy, tannic wine, with big, hard tannins and marked smoky-wood...

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Community Reviews (10)

Jason Solanki
Jason Solanki

VERY good offering from #99 himself. Lead/pencil/graphite, smoke aromas. All remain on the palate + cassis notes and blackberry. Medium-full bodied with a long finish. Chalky tannins that would have rewarded 2-3 years in the cellar, but definitely enjoyable now. Tasted May/2011.

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Gary Killops
Gary Killops

This wine is currently on sale at LCBO Vintages locations while supplies last. There isn't a lot left so hurray and grab a bottle or two while you can.

Taste notes of dark cherry, blackberry. cassis with an underlining hint of smokiness. Really opens up if you decant for a half hour or so.

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Bob Blais
Bob Blais

Lovely dark fruit on the nose with dried fruit as well. Nice continuation of dark fruit on the palate with tar and liquorice as well and some nice dusty tannins. A couple of years left on this one. Medium to long finish.

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Kent MacDonald
Kent MacDonald

well worth the effort. Lots of pepper, with hints of cherry at the end. Lovely bottle

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Arnold Toporowski
Arnold Toporowski

It's just pretty good, not great

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Barry McLarnon
Barry McLarnon

Despite the reputation of 2007 as a great vintage in Ontario, I've had very spotty results with cellaring the 2007 reds. As 2013 draws to a close, I must report that this one is another disappointment. Although there is clearly some good underlying fruit, for me this wine is predominantly woody and astringent, with an unpleasant iodine note. This is a quality I usually associate with the use of American oak, which often shows well in the first few years, and then falls apart. Pity.

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