WHAT: Hillebrand Trius Red 2006 Rating: NNN
WHERE: Niagara Peninsula
WHY: The most recent Vintages release focused on Ontario wines, so let's do the same. A lot of our Bordeaux-style blends end up tasting like a big green pepper, but this one, with its preponderance of Merlot, is balanced and inviting. A big wine with not too big a price.
PRICE: 750 ml/$19.95
AVAILABILITY: At most Vintages outlets (product #303800)