Ravine Vineyard Estate Winery Redcoat Merlot Cabernet Franc Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 Wine Review

Ravine Vineyard Estate Winery Redcoat Merlot Cabernet Franc Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
Ravine Vineyard Estate Winery Redcoat Merlot Cabernet Franc Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
Ravine Vineyard Estate Winery Redcoat Merlot Cabernet Franc Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
V.Q.A. Niagara Peninsula, Ontario, Canada
Community Score: 4.4/5
Community Reviews: 2
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Product #: 260406


 
Price: $17.95
Alcohol: 13.1%
Drink: 2012-2016
Sweetness: Dry
Bottle size: 750 ml
Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Ravine Vineyard Estate Winery
Agent: Trialto Wine Group Ltd.
More Vintages: 2011  Add New Vintage 
August 3, June 18, March 5 and February 26.

 
Natalie's Score: 88/100

A juicy chewy blend of lusciously ripe grapes: 60% Merlot, 29% Cabernet Franc, 11% Cabernet Sauvignon. Savoury with black cherry aromas and flavours and purple plums, licorice and anise. A smooth, full-bodied texture and weight with a nice mouth-watering bite for food.

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Carla rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

I grew up in the sand and gravel business. In my teens I even drove a front end loader and filled dump trucks with granular from one of my dad's several gravel pits. When I saw this wine, I had to buy it. It was a gift to my brother for his birthday. We truly enjoyed it. It was a beautiful wine to sip and reminisce with.
2010 Sand & Gravel Redcoat

Vitals
Blend: 60% Merlot, 29% Cab Franc, 11% Cab Sauv
Appellation: Niagara Peninsula
Sugar Code: 0, 4.2 g/L residual sugar
Alcohol: 13.2%
Cases Produced: 1119
Release Date: October 2011

Notes from the Winemaker
Weighted Brix at Harvest: 23.42°
pH:
TA:
Oak: neutral French oak
Bottled: March 2011

Tasting Notes
Eye: Dark purple from core to rim
Nose: Licorice, plum and spice
Palate: Lush & rich
Body: Medium weight
Acidity: Balanced (very food friendly)
Finish: Lingering with notes of barrel spice and dark fruit.
Drink: Now until 2016

Final Words
The 4th Redcoat vintage is the first of
the 2010 reds to be released. This
fabulous vintage allows for early
drinkability and has some surprising
integrated tannins. Redcoat is the
perfect match for pizza, burgers on the
BBQ, pasta with red sauce and firm cheeses.

About Ravine Vineyard
A 34 acre Estate farm whose origins date back to 1867 as a tender
fruit farm. Established as an Estate Winery in late 2008, Ravine
is a Wine Council of Ontario recognized sustainable winery, focusing
on ultra premium wines. The Estate property is biodynamically
farmed, producing certified organic grapes while sourced grapes are
carefully selected from local growing partners. Winemakers Peter
Gamble and Shauna White have developed an elegant portfolio of Bordeaux reds and Burgundian whites showcasing the uniqueness of Ravine’s terroir.

 
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