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Rosehall Run The Certain Ratio 2012 Wine Review

Rosehall Run The Certain Ratio 2012

Rosehall Run The Certain Ratio 2012

Prince Edward County, Ontario VQA, Canada

Community Score:88/100

Community Reviews: 3

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Price: $29.95

Drink: 2014-2018

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 13.5%

Sweetness: Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine


Winery: Rosehall Run

Agent: Rosehall Run Vineyards Inc.

Natalie's Score: 88/100

Smooth and full-bodied red wine blend of 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 34% Merlot and 21% Cabernet Franc. Attractive aromas and flavours of dark fruit and smoke in this County wine. Pair with grilled pork chops.

This Rosehall Run The Certain Ratio 2012 was reviewed on May 16, 2015 by Natalie MacLean

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Winemaker Dan Sullivan chooses a different blend each vintage to create what he calls "the certain ratio" based on sampling from different barrels. This is a red wine blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (45%) and Merlot (34%) from Niagara vineyards plus Cabernet Franc (21%) from Rosehall Run vineyards in Prince Edward County. - Community Wine Reviews
The 2012 Vintage will go down as legendary for Bordeaux varietals in Ontario. A very early spring got things off to a roaring start and continued with warm mostly dry weather throughout the growing season. The Certain Ratio is a pan-Lake Ontario effort with the Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot from Niagara and the Cabernet Franc from Prince Edward County.

Right out of the field I determined this wine needed a bit of a gentle touch to avoid burying the glorious fruit in a shroud of dark tannin from over extraction. Starting with a cold soak for 72 hours the Merlot underwent a long relatively moderate fermentation peaking around 27 degrees Celsius for a total of 20 days. The Cabernet Sauvignon fermented in about 18 days, was left on the skins a week after the cap dropped to gently extract a bit more structure while retaining the rich core of fruit. Finally the County-grown Cabernet Franc came in a week later on October 24-25 and was fermented for a total of 26 days.


Barrel Aging
The Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon were aged in French and Northern forest American Oak about 70% new and the Franc in mostly second fill French oak for about 16 months. Each barrel was selected individually and blended through a series of trials resulting in ‘The Certain Radio’ blend. The cepage was settled cold in tank for about 3 weeks without fining and was racked once prior to bottling. This minimal handling ensures that the wine has retained the natural texture and flavor that emerged from the barrel.

Source: Winery (Rosehall Run)

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