Henry of Pelham Estate Winery Henry of Pelham Cabenet-Merlot, Speck Family Reserve 2007
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Juicy-ripe blackberries and cassis with lovely balancing herbal notes and mouth-watering black plum. Full-bodied. A blend of 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 50% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc. Food matches: braised lamb shanks with rosemary and roasted garlic accents or with good quality chocolate for a unique dessert combination.
Reviewed December 1, 2009 by Natalie MacLean
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|Made from our own estate Cabernet Sauignon, and several other Niagara vineyards.|
Harvest Date: October 18th to October 30th, 2007.
Yields of less then 2 Tonnes/acre were severely restricted. Approximately 1 bottle per vine. We netted the rows to prevent bird damage. (Less than 35 hL/ha)
Fermented on the skins with manual cap punching lasting over a month followed by 20 months of aging in French Oak with 60% new and 40% 1 year old barrels.
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Serve this wine between 60-65 degrees Farenheit or 15-18 degrees Celsius.