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Smoke & Gamble Reserve Cabernet Merlot 2011 Wine Review

Smoke & Gamble Reserve Cabernet Merlot 2011

Smoke & Gamble Reserve Cabernet Merlot 2011

V.Q.A., Lake Erie North Shore, Ontario, Canada

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Price: $18.95

Drink: 2013-2016

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 13.6%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Smoke & Gamble

Agent: Distillers, Vintners & Brewers Agen

Natalie's Score: 90/100

Lovely balance in this full-bodied, supple red. Lots of character but not heavy. Dark fruit, smoke with a long finish. A blend of 49.5% merlot, 37.2% cabernet sauvignon and 13.3% cabernet sauvignon. Bordeaux styling with New World power and fruit. Beautifully structured with a long finish.

Cabernet Merlot food pairings: beef skewers, fajitas, steak-topped pizza, black bean soup, hodge-podge.

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Dan Trcka Wine Blogger rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:

The 2012 Dover Vineyards Smoke & Gamble Reserve Cabernet Merlot has intense aromas of smoky cherry, forest berries, red currant and raspberry. It is a light to medium bodied, extra-dry, integrated wine, with notable acidity, refined tannins and a medium finish. Drink with food; drink now – 2017. My impression: NICE, 88 pts. Tasted at Taste Ontario http://grapeselections.com/taste-ontario-2013/ in October/13.

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