2011 Tawse Sketches Cabernet Merlot VQA Niagara Peninsula (Ontario) Vintages 130252 $20.95.
Locavores, take note. This refined blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot is totally ripe without feeling overripe. Bushels of fresh summer berries edged with fine strokes of nutmeg, clove, café crème and plum compote create a sense of delicacy and finesse that’s both satisfying and elegant. Here’s a medium-bodied, attractively labelled red that offers outstanding value for money from right here in Ontario. Love it. Score: 90