Southbrook Vineyards Cabernet 2009 Wine Review

Southbrook Vineyards Cabernet 2009
VQA Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada
Community Score: 4.3/5
Community Reviews: 2
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Product #: 249565

Price: $14.95
Alcohol: 12.9%
Organic wine
Drink: 2011-2013
Sweetness: Dry
Bottle size: 750 ml
Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Southbrook Vineyards
Agent: Trialto Wine Group Ltd.
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Natalie's Score: 87/100

A tasty blend of 56% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37.5% Cabernet Franc, 6.6% Merlot grapes. Medium- to full-bodied with blackberry notes. Smooth with toasty oak.

This was reviewed January 3, 2012 by

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Mark Britton rated this wine as 85/100 with the following review:

I found this to be a black cherry bomb on both the nose and the palate with slight hints of vanilla... but only slight. I also found the wine to be overly sour which lingered into a decently long finish. To me this is a food wine, not a sipping wine, but likely wouldn't make my top recommendations list.
2010 connect red VQA

Hand harvested and sourced 100% from the certified organic and biodynamic estate vineyards.

Varietal: 56% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37.5% Cabernet Franc, 6.6% Merlot
Appellation: VQA Niagara-on-the-Lake
Harvested: various dates
Brix at harvest: 21

Cluster selection and destemmed to oak and stainless steel fermentation tanks for indigenous fermentation. Average of 5 weeks total maceration time for each lot before gentle pressing, settling and barrel ageing. Barrel selection determined final blend composition. Wine is unfined. Sterile filtered.

Alcohol: 13.2%
Titratable Acidity: 6.4 g/L
pH: 3.52
Residual Sugar: 3.6 g/L
Free SO2 at bottling: 14 ppm
Bottled: April 12 2011
Closure: Stelvin
Cases Produced: Approx 875

The nose is evolved and complex with layers of earthiness, red and black cassis, subtle oak and leather notes. Palate is mid – weight, soft tannins, quaffable and juicy with wonderful fruit finish. Enjoyable and approachable.

CSPC: 249565
Retail: $14.95

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