2012Laura’s Red

    $19.95 / Bottle

VQA Niagara Peninsula
Red wine 750ml
13.5% alc./vol

45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Merlot, 21% Cabernet Franc, 3% Syrah, 2% Malbec, 1% Petit Verdot. Unwavering in popularity, quality and value since the inaugural 1999 vintage, Laura's Red deserves the flagship status we accord it. The 2012 vintage is comprised from all 5 red Bordeaux varieties plus a little Syrah for fun. A big blend with big flavours of plum, cassis, clove spice, black pepper and toasty oak notes on the finish. Full bodied and complex, this vintage is a great one to lay down for extended aging.

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"Creekside Estate 2012 Laura’s Red $19.95 (Ontario) Exotic blend of six varieties, with a bouquet of rich black cherry, plum, lilacs and vanilla with the palate adding smoky blackberry and blueberry. Soulful and prolonged. Food suggestion: Coq au vin Rating: 91"

Gord Stimmell | Toronto Star

“Rich, dark aromas of black currant, smoke and earthy notes herald a mid-full weight, generously textured mouthful of rich, luscious mulberry, black Bing cherry and dried currant mingling with baking spice and soft, fine-grained tannin. This value-packed, red blend—45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Merlot, 21% Cabernet Franc, 3% Syrah, 2% Malbec, 1% Petit Verdot—is structured, shows purity of fruit, delectable flavour and is perfectly balanced. It finishes in a lengthy blaze of sweet, ripe fruit and racy tang—delectable.”

Vic Harradine | WineCurrent.com


"This combines all five Bordeaux red grapes and adds a smidge of Syrah, about 4%, because Power likes the “spice it brings.” A great wine for $20 with an expressive nose of black currants, ripe black cherry, blackberries and a lovely spicy-oak note. It is substantive and bold on the palate with thick black fruits, cherry, pepper, licorice and fine tannins. Should age well."

Rick VanSickle | WinesInNiagara.com


This is the best Laura's red yet with its lifted elegant nose of black cherry and blackberry fruit toned by mild licorice, smokey bacon and sweet coriander. It is midweight and very juicy with soft balancing acidity and fine tannin that appears more evident on the finish. Very good length. Fine now but will benefit from some bottle age. Best 2015 to 2022"

Steve Thurlow | WineAlign.com


"The richest, wealthiest and most lush Laura’s red to date. Constructed in high tones, big fruit and the most oak it has absorbed. Structurally speaking this climbs to play at the top of the Creekside regime game, with tannins formidable to demanding and a texture filled with spirited matter. Behind the scene and to a certain extent the veil there is Niagara, painted and dressed. Laura's '12 bites chocolate and picks at buds with impunity. This much plum and berry fruit will find a way to improve then strut in tastings years from now."

Michael Godel | WineAlign.com

“This is a blend of... wait for it... cabernet sauvignon, merlot, cabernet franc, syrah, malbec, and petit verdot. With that lineage, you’d expect some complexity and structure in the flavours, and you won’t be disappointed. There’s good depth and breadth here, and the wine achieves that very attractive feat of concentrating flavours without piling on weight; this is just medium bodied and that, combined with a well-calibrated dose of acidity, means Laura’s Red is versatile at the table. All the components click here, and it’s ready to drink now. The tannins are drying and fairly relaxed, and I don’t think it’s for long-term cellaring. I would enjoy it during the next year or two, while it’s holding its freshness.”

Rod Phillips | Ottawa Citizen, WinePointer.com


"A fine vintage for Laura, the 2012 is firm and dusty, ripe but controlled, with heaps of edgy tannin that should integrate in a year or two. Wood adds it necessary but not excessive spice, melding with just-ripe, dark fruit character. I like the added Christmas cake spice. Best with some salty protein for now."

John Szabo | WineAlign.com

  • Silver Medal
    Intervin, International Wine Competition, 2015
  • Silver Medal
    All Canadian Wine Championships, 2016
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