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Hidden Bench Terroir Caché 2016 Wine Review

Hidden Bench Terroir Caché 2016

Hidden Bench Terroir Caché 2016

Beamsville Bench, Niagara Escarpment, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada

Community Score:93/100

Community Reviews: 2

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Price: $44.95

Drink: 2019-2026

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 13.9%

Sweetness: Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine


Winery: Hidden Bench

Agent: Mark Anthony Wine & Spirits

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Unfiltered, / The 2015 vintage is a robust blend of blend of 36% Cabernet Franc, 34% Merlot and 24% Malbec grapes. Loaded with ripe black fruit and smoke. The wine is aged 20 months in French oak barrels. The grapes are sourced from organically certified, estate vineyards. Aromas of dark red berries and black plum. Decant 1-2 hours. Perfect for grilled meats. MINE: From Beamsville Bench, Niagara Escarpment wine region, Hidden Bench Terroir Caché 2015 is a full-bodied and unfiltered red wine blend of 36% Cabernet Franc, 34% Merlot and 24% Malbec. Look for juicy blackberry fruit, earthy florals, vanilla and spicy flavours on the palate. Quite elegant with good acidity for food and fine, firm tannins. Nicely done. Enjoy now and for the next five years. Pair with grilled meats. OTHER: Melanie Lloyd - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 92/100 with the following review: On the nose, aromas of field strawberry, earthy beets, undergrowth, violet, chocolate, and hints of menthol. On the palate, a full bodied red that is tart and has smooth tannins. Flavours of blackberry, cherry, plum, with earthy notes following through and a long black pepper finish. Tasted at the Taste Ontario event in April 2019. Wine-Food Pairing: Beef roast, lamb roast, venison, or steak. OTHER: Paula Bernardino rated this wine as 83/100 with the following review: I discovered this wine at the Taste Ontario event in Ottawa April 3, 2019. The name, Terroir Caché, is what first attracted me to try this red with a nice mix of Malbec, cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc and merlot. I would pair it with a good bowl of pasta in a tomato sauce. OTHER: Organic certification, sustainable farming practices and the employment of many biodynamic techniques ensure that not only are Hidden Bench's wines of the highest quality, their customers can enjoy them free from concern over what they contain. This Bordeaux blend, with its dark fruit, smoke, vanilla and herbal overtones, perennially demonstrates the value of such commitment and care in the vineyard (Vintages Panel, updated). - Community Wine Reviews

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