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Reif Estate Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2017 Wine Review

Reif Estate Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2017

Reif Estate Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2017

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

Community Score:90/100

Community Reviews: 3

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Price: $35.15

Drink: 2021-2026

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 13.5%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Reif Estate Winery

Agent: Reif Estate Winery

Natalie's Score: 91/100

A complex, rich, dark and deep Niagara Cabernet with aromas of black fruit and smoke. Decant 1-2 hours and enjoy with a rare steak.

Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve food pairings: grilled burgers, Margherita pizza, hamburger.

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This Reif Estate Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2017 was reviewed on July 8, 2021 by Natalie MacLean

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Jennifer Havers - WSET Level 3 rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

Aromas include red currant, blackberry, smoky tobacco, warm spice, and leather. Full bodied on the palate, with medium+ acidity, and young, grippy tannins. Fruit on the palate includes ripe berry, and lots of oak, tobacco, and smoky notes on the finish. Decant for 45 minutes and enjoy with prime rib.
Lori Kilmartin WSET3 - WSET3 Sommelier rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

A delicious layered wine from the Niagara-on-the-Lake region. 2017 had ideal growing conditions and this wine is a great example of Ontario Cabernet Sauvignon done well. Opaque, deep purple in colour with aromas of smoke, leather and dark fruit. Flavours of blackberry and cassis with smooth tannins and soft acidity. 13.5% alcohol and 3 g/l sugar this is a dry red from our own backyard (Ontario) that would give most California Cabs a run for their money. Pick up a bottle for your next bbq and throw some steaks on the grill. Tasted May 23/2020

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