Creekside 2002 Cabernet Merlot
When the awards were announce, we ran out to buy a bottle of something you could get pretty readily to see what the hype was about. Combine the award with the fact that it’s from the stellar 2002 vintage and we expected something really good from this wine, and we got it! With definite smells of strawberry, blackberry and raspberry intermingled with some oak and hints of green veggie in the background; namely green pepper (but it is so mild that it is easy to overlook). Raspberry is the predominant taste in the mouth along with some good oak and blackberry. Through the mouth it went down smoothly, and only in the aftertaste did we get the bite from the slightly tannic finish. This wine would be excellent with a nice steak or even a hamburger topped with the cheese of your choice ... and at 12.95, it's gonna go quickly, so run out there and grab what's left on the shelf - this will be drinking even better when we're full-on into BBQ season.
Red Blend
Niagara Peninsula
at the winery and the LCBO

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