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Icellars Estate Winery Wiyana Wanda Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cab Franc 2014 Wine Review

Icellars Estate Winery Wiyana Wanda Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cab Franc 2014

Icellars Estate Winery Wiyana Wanda Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cab Franc 2014

Niagara On The Lake, Canada

Community Score:89/100

Community Reviews: 2

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Price: $60.00

Drink: 2017-2019

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 13%

Sweetness: Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Icellars Estate Winery

Reviews and Ratings

Jon Steeves - Sommelier rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

Deep ruby red. 12% ABV declared. Tart and chewy red blend from a relatively cool vintage. Fruit was picked early November. 5 barrels produced with a blend ratio of 75% Cab Sauvignon, 19% Merlot, 6% Cab Franc. Red berries, blackberry and new French oak on the nose. Long finish with persistence of tart blackberry, baking spices, pomegranate. Full-bodied. Well-balanced. Needs some time to integrate. Typicity of a premium Reserve Baco Noir. Tasted 2014 vintage without decanting in April 2017. Pair with BBQ rare steak. 90 points.
Matt Steeves - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

Icellars Wiyana Wanda is a blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Merlot, and 6% Cabernet Franc, all from their estate vineyards. It's a deep ruby colour with an opaque core. The nose shows black fruit, smokey bacon, espresso, leather, and earthy notes. The palate offers tart dark fruits, prunes, sauteed peppers, with some wood tannins from the 24 months this wine spent in 100% new French oak. 2014 produced tart food friendly fruit and this wine shows those refreshing characteristics that make it great for enjoying with a meal. Had I tasted this blind I would have guessed it was a Baco Noir from Niagara given the flavour profile, as the region has been known to produce the finest Baco available anywhere. In this case it's a unique blend from the small NOTL winery, Icellars. Tasted April 2017. 89-90 points. Matt Steeves - www.quercusvino.ca

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