Ontario’s sunny 2016 vintage was outstanding, especially for big red wines like this one. All that wonderful weather brought out the rich, ripe fruit of the Merlot and created soft, velvety tannins that give a luxurious mouthfeel. This is sunshine in a bottle that’ll be perfect for a rainy day. Invite the gang over and savour it with a little help from your friends.
JACKSON-TRIGGS GRAND RESERVE MERLOT 2016
VQA Niagara Peninsula
563197 (XD) 750 mL $25.95
TASTING NOTE: The sunny 2016 vintage was outstanding in Ontario, particularly for big red wines such as this Merlot. It’s rich, ripe and intense, with suggestions of juicy blackberry, plum, cocoa, toasty vanilla and toffee all wrapped in velvety tannins. The finish is lovely and long. Pair with beef short ribs. (Vintages panel, Sept. 2018)
Full-bodied & Smooth