Generation Seven Wines 2009 Red - 86pts
Availability: LCBO stores. Chateau Des Charmes Niagara
Cost: $13.95 (Ontario)
Date Tasted: September 15th, 2010
Tasting Notes: This blend of Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Merlot and Gamay finds its voice by focusing on the fruit characters of each varietal creating a smorgasbord of berry and dark fruit flavours. No lengthy oak program needed for this fun and easy-drinking wine that offers a spectrum of aromas and flavours framed nicely by soft, smooth tannins and a strong acidic kick. Well balanced with a steady finish of lingering spice.
Enjoyable on its own, but the wine really shines when paired with food. I tried it with a tomato-based, spicy meatball pasta sauce (with some of the wine added in) and the acidity and weight stood up beautifully. Drink young. 2010-2011. LCBO #198036
- Liam Carrier