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Open Cab2-Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2011 Wine Review

Open Cab2-Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2011

Open Cab2-Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2011

Ontario, Canada

Community Score: 4.2/5

Community Reviews: 10

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Price: $10.95

Drink: 2012-2014

Bottle size: 750 ml



 

Alcohol: 12%

Wine Type: Red Wine


Winery: Open

Agent: Constellation Brands Inc.

Product: 134957

More Vintages: 2007   Add New Vintage

Natalie's Score: 88/100

A mouth-filling red with layers of fleshy blackberries, blackcurrant and a lick of vanilla spice. This full-bodied number delivers lots of hedonistic pleasure for those who enjoy instant gratification. (Translation: You don't need to cellar this bottle!) The price is amazing for such a well-made wine. Perfect for potluck gatherings, book clubs and evenings when you want to wear your faded jeans. Pair with: pepper steak, lamb with rosemary, tacos, fajitas.

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Courtney Flood rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

A wine that is very easy to drink - silky dark cherry-berry aromas with vanilla and some sweet spice. Easy to drink on it's own, with red meat, or to quell the heat of a spicy dish.
Corinna Horton rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

A mouthy red with layers of fleshy berries and hint of mellow spiciness made it a true pleasure to drink. Medium full-bodied, ready to drink, well made and well priced. This is a wine to come home to after a tough day on the job, it gently whispers "don't worry, there's always wine...".
Dan Trcka Wine Blogger rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:

The 2010 Open Cab2-Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot is a medium bodied, fruity to integrated wine, with intense aromas of raspberry, cedar, black pepper, coconut and vanilla. It is off dry, has refined tannins (decant for 15 min) and has a long finish. This is an easy drinking wine and can be served with food or by itself. It has the potential to cellar for the next couple of years. My impression: NICE, 88 pts – for $10.95 (discounted by $1 till Oct 14th) is a great buy. Tasted Oct/12.
Jason Solanki rated this wine as 87/100 with the following review:

2010 vintage. Screw top. Funky crushed red berry aromas, plus some vanilla, coconut and oak aromas. Medium-bodied, round mouthfeel with little acidity. Flavours of raspberry, coconut, vanilla and hints of oak spice. Mostly well-integrated tannins are slightly chalky. Finish is medium. Easy drinking red. Tasted Oct/2012.
Carla rated this wine as 86/100 with the following review:

Very enjoyable wine. It was served at a Soup Sisters where I was participating with a group of 25 people making big batches of soup from scratch for our local women's shelter. The wine was like the night, fun, full of flavour and good for the soul.
Nina rated this wine as 80/100 with the following review:

Easy to drink, good with food. Pronounced acidity and tannins. Red fruit, plum, spices.
Good for parties, pizza, pasta with red sauce.
Mark Britton rated this wine as 80/100 with the following review:

I call this a "try hard" wine as it appears to be overtly seeking the traditional flavours known with cab/merlot blends. So much so that is actually lacks in many areas. I get some blackcurrant and smoke on the nose but it ends there. The wine is out of balance and there is literally no lingering finish to the wine in your mouth. Some of the initial flavour you get is long gone in mere seconds.
Travis Oke rated this wine as 78/100 with the following review:

Entry level blended wine - not balanced but there is a nice plummy flavour that will appeal to some people. I can see why people buy it - its sweet, fruity, with a hint of tannin - just not to my personal taste
Susan Desjardins reviewed this wine as follows:

Berry fruit, notes of roasted peppers and dried herbs, and a whiff of vanilla lift from the glass. Dry, mid-weight, this is a pleasantly fruity wine with tasty notes of red and black fruits, spice and charry toast. A nicely structured, quaffable crowd pleaser that’s a match for pizza or burgers.
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