Reif Estate Winery Reserve Merlot 2010 Wine Review

Reif Estate Winery Reserve Merlot 2010
Reif Estate Winery Reserve Merlot 2010
Reif Estate Winery Reserve Merlot 2010
Niagara-On-The-Lake, Canada
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Product #: 779320001201

Price: $25.95
Alcohol: 13%
Drink: 2012-2022
Sweetness: Extra Dry
Bottle size: 750 ml
Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Reif Estate Winery
Agent: Reif Estate Winery
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August 3, June 18, March 5 and February 26.

Natalie's Score: 88/100

Lovely savoury and cedar notes in this full-bodied red. Black fruit and an attractive smoky character with earthy aromas. Decant 1-2 hours before serving.

Merlot food pairings: lamb and vegetable ratatouille.

This was reviewed April 12, 2012 by

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Carla rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:

Recently visited the winery. What a great selection of beautiful wines. For a merlot, I found this wine on the lighter end, but it still maintained a wide range of flavour. It was a nice surprise.

"A richly textured red wine with pepper, spice and soft smokey notes. Velvety tannins give it a soft, lingering finish." (Reif tasting notes)
The juice underwent fermentation on its skins for 12 days, using selected yeast. Oak barrel fermentation and aging in French and American barriques for 12 months adds complexity to this rich red wine. This wine also underwent complete malolactic fermentation.

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