Full Review

Peller Family Vineyards

Peller Family Vineyards
NV Merlot, Canada

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Merlot

Date Tasted:
Country: Canada
Alcohol: 12.5%
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$7.53

Peller Family Vineyards
NV Merlot, Canada

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Merlot

Date Tasted:
Country: Canada
Alcohol: 12.5%
Dusty ruby black color. Aromas and flavors of sugared plum, apricot jam, mixed berry jelly, sangria, and chocolate sauce with a satiny, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a sleek, quick finish. A weeknight gulper for the table.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively
Aroma Aroma: sugared plum, apricot jam, mixed berry jelly, sangria, and chocolate sauce
Taste Flavor: sleek, quick
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now Enjoy with food
Recipes Pairing: Baked Ham, Meat Loaf, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A weeknight gulper for the table.

The Producer

Andrew Peller LTD.

The Producer
697 South Service Road
Grimsby, ON L3M 4E8
Canada
1 905-643-4131

Their Portfolio

87 Conviction 2018 The Industrialist, Sovereign Opal, Okanagan Valley 12.1% (Canada) $12.18.
87 Copper Moon NV Moonlight Harvest, Malbec, Canada 14% (Canada) $6.80.
BR Copper Moon NV Moonlight Harvest, Shiraz, Canada 13% (Canada) $6.80. - Bronze Medal
90 Gray Monk 2018 Latitude 50 White, Okanagan Valley 12.4% (Canada) $11.73.
85 Gray Monk 2018 Latitude 50 Rosè, Okanagan Valley 12% (Canada) $11.73.
90 Peller Estates 2018 Private Reserve Rosé, Niagara Peninsula 12.2% (Canada) $22.75.
88 Peller Family Vineyards NV Pinot Grigio, Canada 12% (Canada) $7.53.
86 Peller Family Vineyards NV Cabernet Sauvignon, Canada 12.5% (Canada) $7.53.
85 Peller Family Vineyards NV Sauvignon Blanc, Canada 12% (Canada) $7.53.
BR Peller Family Vineyards NV Merlot, Canada 12.5% (Canada) $7.53. - Bronze Medal
85 Peller Family Vineyards NV Shiraz, Canada 13% (Canada) $9.04.
88 Peller Family Vineyards NV Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot, Canada 12.5% (Canada) $9.04.
89 Red Rooster 2017 Rare Bird Series Rosé, British Columbia 13.4% (Canada) $22.00.
90 Sandhill 2017 Rosé, Okanagan Valley 12.8% (Canada) $16.75.
88 Thirty Bench 2017 Small Lot Rose, Beamsville Bench 13.1% (Canada) $18.95.
87 Trius 2017 Rosé, Ontario 12% (Canada) $12.05.
BR Vivo NV Reserva Blend No.11, Sauvignon Blanc, Chile 13% (Chile) $48.00. - Bronze Medal
85 Vivo NV Reserva Blend No. 23, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chile 13% (Chile) $48.00.
87 Waltzing Matilda 2017 Shiraz-Grenache, South Australia 13.5% (Australia) $16.75.
BR Wayne Gretzky 2018 No. 99 Rosé, Niagara Peninsula 12% (Canada) $15.75. - Bronze Medal

Merlot

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Serve in a Cabernet Wine Glass
Merlot is a red variety that is loved by consumers, yet often shunned by certain wine gurus and critics, as they perceive these wines as “little sisters” to the more powerful Cabernet Sauvignon. Yet on its own, the best examples of Merlot are multi-layered, complex wines that are among the finest in the world.

Merlot has many similar flavors to Cabernet Sauvignon, especially with its cherry and plum fruit, but is has fewer, less sharp tannins than Cabernet Sauvignon. Many producers whether in Bordeaux, America, Chile or elsewhere, often blend small percentages of Merlot into Cabernet Sauvignon to lessen the tannic bitterness of the latter.

A few districts in France’s Bordeaux region, namely Pomerol, are home to the greatest examples of Merlot. Chateau Petrus is the world’s most famous example of Merlot, a powerful wine that ages beautifully for 30 or 40 years in the best vintages. There are also celebrated examples from American, especially in Washington’s Walla Walla valley as well as in Napa Valley in California. Merlot is also very successful in Chile, New Zealand and even in certain part of Italy.

Merlot pairs best with foods such as lamb or veal, but it also sought out by consumers to accompany steaks and roast when they want a rounder, more elegant red wine.