L.J. scored this wine: 91/100
Another excellent wine from the Niagara College Teaching Winery. The fruit for this wine was sourced from the Westcott Vineyard on Vinemount Ridge, a blend of the Burgundy clones 777 and 667. The fruit was allowed to ferment spontaneously, aged for 14 months in French oak barrels, then bottled by hand with no fining or filtration.
The result is a medium ruby wine with a strong aroma of red cherries, strawberries, raspberries, a hint of sweet spice (nutmeg), with some forest floor, a floral note and vanilla. In the mouth the red fruits repeat, along with spice and vanilla. Tannins are firm but delicate and the acidity makes it very food friendly. The wine is dry, medium bodied and well suited to beef and mushroom dishes or grilled salmon. It is also a pleasant sipper on its own.