Henry of Pelham Estate Winery VQA Niagara Peninsula- Henry of Pelham Speck Family Reserve Cabernet Merlot 2007
Note: I publish batches of reviews that I call Good Values Wine Picks. These are from the regular section of the liquor store rather than the Vintages section, and tend to be lower priced and the most widely available of all wines. The last four reviews I did were: March 7, January 4, December 16 and November 20.
Dark brooding fleshy fruit such as cassis and blackberries. Great structure with a pleasantly bitter finish that refreshes. Decant for 1-2 hours first. Full-bodied. Food matches: braised lamb shanks with rosemary and roasted garlic accents, good quality chocolate.
Reviewed July 20, 2010 by Natalie MacLean
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|Made from our own estate Cabernet Sauvignon, and several other selected Niagara vineyards.|
? Harvest Date: October 18th – October 30th, 2007
? Yields of less then 2 Tonnes per 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.