Stratus Vineyards 2010 Red - 92pts

Stratus Vineyards 2010 Red (Niagara-On-The-Lake) Niagara Peninsula - Ontario

: Direct from the winery directly here
Cost: $44
Alcohol: 14.5%
Date Tasted: August 18th, 2015

Tasting Notes: The 2010 assemblage of the winery's flagship red wine is a more straight forward approach when compared to previous vintages which have included up-to 7 red varieties grown on the Niagara-On-The-Lake vineyard. This year's blend could easily be mistaken for the specs of a Left Bank Bordeaux: 42% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Merlot, 15% Petit Verdot and 15% Cabernet Franc. 

The 2010 boasts a still-youthful nose of both raw and cultured, red and dark fruit aromas supported by lovely aromatic notes of sweetened spice, tobacco leaf, vanilla beans and toasted oak. The smooth palate follows with good continuity of flavours, supportive tannins and near-perfect acidity that refreshes the palate without washing away any of the lingering characters. 

Should age well, even by Stratus Red standards. Drink now-2022..
 - Liam Carrier ©copyright 2015

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