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Featherstone Winery Onyx 2010 Wine Review

Featherstone Winery Onyx 2010

Featherstone Winery Onyx 2010

Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada

Community Score:90/100

Community Reviews: 4

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Price: $29.95

Drink: 2014-2018

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 13%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine


Winery: Featherstone

Agent: Featherstone Winery

Natalie's Score: 90/100

Deep, rich and savoury with aromas and flavours of fleshy black fruit and smoke. Round and smooth. Pair with game meats.

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This Featherstone Winery Onyx 2010 was reviewed on August 22, 2015 by Natalie MacLean

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Matt Steeves - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

Award winning winery, Featherstone, produces premium small production wines, and their 2010 Onyx is a fantastic example of that. Only 392 cases of this impressive Cab Franc-Merlot blend were produced. It delivers terrific fruit concentration with excellent structure. Dark berries, fig, raisin, plum, cedar, and herbs on the nose. The palate is velvety smooth initially wtih a refreshing finish. The tannins kick-in to remind you that this is a serious wine that can stand-up to some of the richest dishes you can imagine. Osso Buco comes to mind followed by herb and pepper crusted Prime Rib roast. Tasted August 2015. 91 points. Matt Steeves - www.quercusvino.ca
Jane Staples - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

Featherstone Onyx from Niagara Peninsula, Ont VQA, a Cab Franc/ Merlot blend. Garnet red with dark red fruit and vegetal touches on the nose.The palate gives dark plums, vegetal touches, mocha and baking spice. Dry with dark fruit and mocha on the finish.
This Niagara red wine blend is made from the winery's top 10% estate grown and barrel aged Merlot and Cabernet Franc. The wine is matured in 100% American oak barrels for 24 months. Onyx is a popular gemstone worldwide. Ancient man believed that black onyx could cure insomnia and brought strength in battle. I'll just drink the wine named after it, thanks. The Cabernets in this blend add fruit, weight and tannin while the Merlot contributes elegance and finesse. Pair this wine with beef tenderloin or roast duck. - Community Wine Reviews

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