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Thirty Bench Winemaker's Blend 2016 Wine Review

Thirty Bench Winemaker's Blend 2016

Thirty Bench Winemaker's Blend 2016

Beamsville Bench, Niagara Escarpment, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada

Community Score:89/100

Community Reviews: 2

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Price: $24.95

Drink: 2019-2024

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 13.2%

Sweetness: Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine


Winery: Thirty Bench

Agent: Andrew Peller Limited

Natalie's Score: 89/100

Produced by winemaker, Emma Garner, Winemaker's Blend is a medium-plus-bodied Bordeaux blend from the Niagara Escarpment wine region. Over half of the wine is in Cabernet Sauvignon with Cabernet Franc and Merlot. The 2016 vintage is intense with layers of black cherry, black currant, earthy florals and smoky oak spice. Emma Garner took home Winemaker of the Year honours at the 2015 Ontario Wine Awards. Pair with lamb stew.

Food pairings: roast leg of lamb, veal marsala, vegetarian pizza.

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This Thirty Bench Winemaker's Blend 2016 was reviewed on March 16, 2019 by Natalie MacLean

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Thirty Bench Winemaker's Blend 2016 is a flavoursome 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 42% Cabernet Franc and 3% Merlot sourced from the Beamsville Bench, Niagara Escarpment wine region and produced by winemaker, Emma Garner. Deep garnet in the glass with ripe black cherry, black currant, earthy violets and smoky oak spice aromas on the nose. This is a medium-plus-bodied red, lovely rich on the palate with black cherry, cake spice and mocha flavours. Enjoy with grilled beef and aged Canadian cheddar. Emma Garner took home Winemaker of the Year honours at the 2015 Ontario Wine Awards. - Community Wine Reviews

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