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Reif Estate Winery Cabernet Merlot 2016 Wine Review

Reif Estate Winery Cabernet Merlot 2016

Reif Estate Winery Cabernet Merlot 2016

Niagara-On-The-Lake, Ontario VQA, Canada

Community Score:88/100

Community Reviews: 7

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Price: $14.75

Drink: 2017-2020

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 13%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Reif Estate Winery

Agent: Reif Estate Winery

Natalie's Score: 89/100

An incredibly great price for such a juicy, full-bodied, full-flavoured red wine blend of Cabernet and Merlot! Fleshy ripe black plums and berries on the nose of this robust, dry Niagara red wine. Pair with grilled meats and barbecued anything.

Cabernet Merlot food pairings: Italian-style pastas, grilled meats, pizza, grilled vegetables, stuffed peppers.

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This Reif Estate Winery Cabernet Merlot 2016 was reviewed on April 13, 2018 by Natalie MacLean

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Caitlin Coleman rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

Ripe red fruits with hints of wood. Earthy and spicy on the palate with smooth tannins. Licorice and leather flavours on the finish. Pairs well with hard cheeses and red meat.
Andrea Shapiro rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

Medium ruby colour, medium plus intensity aromas of dark cherry, super ripe red strawberry, chocolate covered cherries and toasty oak notes. Flavours of grilled cherries, dark plums, roasted red peppers. medium plus acidity, body and tannins with a full body. There is some tannin added by the wood. Some interesting and evolving flavours present with a bit of layering. Pair with grilled beef ribs, pork chops and lamb chops. 89 points. Team tasting November 19, 2017
Andrew Bernardo rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

A nice little wine with cranberry sauce, red cherry, candied flower, and warm spice notes. A hint of caramel on the finish. 89 points.
Sylvain Segard rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:

Medium ruby colour. Aromas of sweet ripe cherries and of light cedar plank. Light and dry mouthfeel. Low tannins. Bittersweet chocolate and sour cherry finish. Score 88.
(S.Segard, reviewed Nov. 19, 2017)
Sharon Lécuyer rated this wine as 87/100 with the following review:

Red fruit on the nose with earthiness and hints of smoke. Medium bodied (lots of Merlot here) and dry on the palette. Would be a crowd pleaser as would be a good balance between the light-bodied and full-bodied crowd.

(Tasted March 13, 2018)
Craig Kuziemsky rated this wine as 87/100 with the following review:

Aromas of maraschino cherry with some smoky plum and black cherry on the palate. Very soft tannins and a soft finish. Would be a crowd pleaser at a BBQ. Tasted March 2018.

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