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WHAT: Jackson-Triggs Delaine Vineyard Cabernet-Merlot 2007 (red) Rating: NNNN

WHERE: Niagara Peninsula

WHY: Cabernet and Merlot in Ontario are like saxophones in rock music. When they’re good they’re very good, and when they’re bad it’s Clarence Clemons. If all the factors align – notable vintage, excellent vineyard, astute winemaking – these grapes can yield a wine that does Niagara proud. Here, cherry-berry flavours are the lovable child supported by the firm but sympathetic parenting of acidity and tannins. Invite this family over for dinner.

PRICE: 750 ml/$22.95

AVAILABILITY: At selected Vintages outlets as of (product #989269)

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