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Lailey Vineyard Lailey Vineyard Cabernet Merlot 2006

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Lailey Vineyard Lailey Vineyard Cabernet Merlot 2006, V.Q.A. St. David's Bench, Niagara, Ontario, Canada: A blend of 11% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 26% Cabernet Franc. All grapes were fermented in small batches and were punched down by hand during fermentation 2-3 times daily. After fermentation, the wine was run off into small barrels where it was aged for 16 months before being bottled. Black cherry-berry ripe with fine silky tannins and a luscious mouth-feel. Medium-bodied with a lovely spice-infused finsih. 591420 13.50% XD 750 mL  $14.00 Score: 89/100. March 24, 2009  Full Review

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