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Featherstone Winery Red Tail Merlot 2013 Wine Review

Featherstone Winery Red Tail Merlot 2013

Featherstone Winery Red Tail Merlot 2013

Twenty Mile Bench, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada

Community Score:89/100

Community Reviews: 3

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Price: $19.95

Drink: 2013-2017

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 12.5%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Featherstone

Agent: Featherstone Winery

Natalie's Score: 89/100

Sweet dark cherry aromas on the nose with some mocha. Medium-bodied and super smooth with juicy and fleshy black plums flavours. Very nice.

Merlot food pairings: beef, cheese, poultry, pork tenderloin , quesadillas, game.

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This Featherstone Winery Red Tail Merlot 2013 was reviewed on April 30, 2016 by Natalie MacLean

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Greg Hughes rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

Delicious and smooth. Pretty typical of Niagara Merlot - very floral and soft. It is velvety, approachable and medium bodied. Some toasty French oak wraps up the nice plum and cherry aromas. Chocolatey, with some dried cranberry on the finish.
Fans of Featherstone, take heed! Due to the difficulties of the 2014 and 2015 vintages, Featherstone's Merlot vines were ravaged. Since the affable 2013 vintage, none has been bottled. They've replanted, but it can take at least four years before a vine can produce useable grapes. Stock up to make it through the Merlot-less years ahead.
Matt Steeves - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:

Featherstone's 2013 Red Tail Merlot pays homage to the winery's use of falconry to protect their crop from swarms of nuisance birds. And they're the sole Ontario winery to embrace this eco-friendly crop management practice. Their 2013 Red Tail Merlot is easy going and very approachable. A nice balance of fruit and herbs; dark cherry, plum, cedar, and spice shine through on the smooth and very well balanced palate. Enjoy with roast pork, Thanksgiving meals, or on its own. Drink 2015-2018. Tasted September 2015. 88 points. Matt Steeves - www.quercusvino.ca

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