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Featherstone Winery Red Tail Merlot 2012

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Heather Wall rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

This wine is named after the Red Tail Hawks that fly over the Niagara vineyards. The wine is brilliant medium ruby in the glass with some slow legs. Seductive and complex aromas and flavours of dark cherry, raspberry, pepper, anise, toast and smoke. Luxurious and silky smooth tannins with refreshing acidity. The warm 2012 Niagara growing season shows in this VQA red wine. Enjoy now or over the next 3 years..
Tasted: January 2015




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Featherstone Winery Red Tail Merlot 2012, Twenty Mile Bench, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Attractive dark red berry fruit on the nose of this full-bodied, smooth Niagara red wine. Supple with lots of layers of pleasure. Pair with grilled pork chops. Drink: 2013-2016. 131540 12.50% XD 750 mL  $19.95 Score: 90/100. January 10, 2015 Plush Pork Wine  Full Review

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