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Wildass Red 2012 Wine Review

Wildass Red 2012

Wildass Red 2012

Niagara-On-The-Lake, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada

Community Score:88/100

Community Reviews: 3

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Price: $19.95

Drink: 2013-2017

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 13.1%

Sweetness: Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Wildass

Agent: Stratus Vineyards

Natalie's Score: 87/100

Black fruit aromas and flavours with a firm tannic grip on the palate of this full-bodied Niagara red wine blend. Fire up the grill!

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This Wildass Red 2012 was reviewed on April 30, 2016 by Natalie MacLean

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Reviews and Ratings

Heather Wall - CS; WSET Advanced rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:

Perfect BBQ blend of Merlot, Cab Franc, Cab Sauv, Syrah and Sangiovese. An ambitious blend indeed! Full-bodied and an almost opaque colour in the glass with some good looking legs. A mix of red and black fruit, vanilla and smoky charred wood. The tannins are firm and require taming with a good dose of red meat. Good cleansing acidity to wash it down. I suggest decanting 1-2 hours prior to serving.
Tasted: Sept 2015
A Niagara red wine blend that changes each vintage in terms of the percentages for each grape but includes: Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Sangiovese. Produced by Stratus Vineyards. Nice heft. - Community Wine Reviews

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