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Thursday, February 14, 2013

Strewn 2006 Terroir Cabernet Sauvignon, Niagara-on-the-Lake VQA

Feb 10 Vino 003
We bagged this wine on a sojourn to Ontario. Over the weekend we decided it was time to unleash the “terroir.”

An unusual feature of this wine is the low percentage of alcohol. It weighs in at 12.4%, which is in the bantamweight category compared to some of the “big” California Cabs that tip the scales at 14.5%.

The low alcohol content translates into a medium body and a more delicate wine.

Upon first sip, the wine was closed. It began to open up and the warm red fruit flavors became apparent. As we continued to decant the wine, a delicate cherry taste came to the forefront.

The finish on this wine was a bit muted and not very long. As best I can tell, my overall impressions on my tasting notes was “boort.” Guess my handwriting is getting worse, or else that’s French for “it’s a pretty good wine.”

Rating: 2.5 of 5  Value: 3 of 5 
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