Creekside Estate Winery Queenston Road Vineyard Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 Wine Review

Creekside Estate Winery Queenston Road Vineyard Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
Creekside Estate Winery Queenston Road Vineyard Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
Creekside Estate Winery Queenston Road Vineyard Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
Niagara Escarpment, Canada
Community Score: 4.6/5
Community Reviews: 2
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Product #: 662247


 
Price: $34.95
Alcohol: 13%
Drink: 2012-2018
Sweetness: Extra Dry
Bottle size: 750 ml
Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Creekside Estate Winery
Agent: Creekside Estate Winery
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June 18, March 5, February 26 and September 11.

 
Natalie's Score: 91/100

Yum! Mouth-watering, savoury, juicy rich red with deeply delicious black fruit, violets and spice-smoke. Full-bodied, supple and superb.

Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: grilled lamb chops, smoked prime rib with horseradish jus, older sharp cheddar, grilled game meats such as venison or elk.

This was reviewed January 3, 2012 by
 

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Matt Loney rated this wine as 94/100
Serious Niagara red. Almost purple ink in colour, the bouquet of cassis, cherries, vanilla, violets and mint meet up with flavours of smoke and spice. Full bodied, with a luscious palate of cassis, blackberry and raspberry on the palate with a bold, toasty finish and supple tannin. Hold it until 2012 and delight in it until 2020.

The warm and dry 2007 vintage was ideal for late-ripening reds. Harvested in early November, 65% off the Old Block, 35% from the Young Block at our Queentson Rd. Vineyard in St. David’s Bench. The grapes came into the winery at an average of 24° brix. Small batch fermentation occurred in one tonne bins with manual punchdown of the cap, followed by malolactic fermentation in barrel. Individual barrel assessment resulted in the selection of a blend featuring 100% French Oak, 60% new, remainder 1 yr old and neutral barrels. The 2007 Reserve spent 31 months in barrel, giving it depth and maturity despite its bottle youth.

 
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