2016Laura’s Red

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    $25.00 / Bottle

VQA Niagara Peninsula
Red wine 750ml
13.0% alc./vol

28% Syrah, 28% Merlot, 19% Cabernet Franc, 14% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Petit Verdot, 2% Malbec. 2016’s heat gave us big, tannic wines, so the 2016 version of Laura has more of the softer, textural varieties Merlot and Syrah than usual, and therefore a bit less of the Cabs. But don’t misunderstand us: the wine is still extremely age-worthy. We just wanted you to be able to enjoy the wine in its youth and then watch it “grow up” over the next decade.

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88/100

A spicy, richly layered blend of good value. Great concentration and that big dose of oak is well integrated. Peppery and floral in cool climate tradition and offering an abundance of good clean fruit. Mid-weight, fresh and ready-to-drink. Try with barbecued, or spiced meat

Sara d'Amato | WineAlign

90/100

It’s quite a thing to win the admiration of those who like drinking elegant Bordeaux-styled reds for no less than five consecutive seasons. So where has this been VINTAGES? Welcome to the dependability and consistency of the Laura’s Red and with 2016 as its backbone it comes equipped to support with warmth and structure. It’s no fruit bomb or faux milkshake to be sure but it does deliver varietal parts that are distinguishable, first from cabernet sauvignion and merlot, than through the conduit catalyst of syrah and into malbec and petit verdot. The body of a medium minded texture meeting alcohol is tied together by solid cool-climate acidity. All this is what you get. Drink 2018-2022.

Michael Godel | WineAlign

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