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Reif Estate Winery Reserve Merlot 2012 Wine Review

Reif Estate Winery Reserve Merlot 2012

Reif Estate Winery Reserve Merlot 2012

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

Community Score:89/100

Community Reviews: 4

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Price: $25.00

Drink: 2014-2017

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

Dark spice and smoke on this nose of this Niagara red wine blend. It's full-bodied and supple. Pair with a rare steak.

Merlot food pairings: veal Porterhouse, grilled lamb, Tandoori-flavored dishes, grilled pork chops, pepper steak.

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This Reif Estate Winery Reserve Merlot 2012 was reviewed on July 11, 2015 by Natalie MacLean

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Matt Steeves - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

Very nice effort from Reif Estate Winery, their Merlot Reserve is a great balance of fruit and savoury components. Dark fruit, plum, leather, tobacco leaf, tomato leaf, on the nose and palate. This would complement BBQ steak, savoury dishes, or enjoy with aged cheese. Cellar for 2-5 years or enjoy now. Tasted June 2015. 89 points. Matt Steeves - www.quercusvino.ca
Heather Wall - CS; WSET Advanced rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

Very nice Ontario Merlot from Reif Estate Winery. A nice component of fleshy fruit, vanilla, smoke, tobacco, chocolate and baking spices. The tannins are polished and there's a bright amount of acidity to support the ripe dark fruit. Hold this one for 3-5 years and it will reward you. Enjoy today with Charcuterie; umami or savoury dishes; blackened chicken; jambalaya. This is a food friendly wine so experiment with pairings.
Tasted: June 2015
A solid Ontario red wine for the barbecue and grilled meats. - Community Wine Reviews

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