My local LCBO advertised that some Ontario Craft wineries were coming to the tasting room – I thought that sounded like a great idea so I went to the tasting room. I found this tasty craft wine that is available at the LCBO and is going on sale April 26 for $9.95.
HARBOUR ESTATES MIDNIGHT CABERNET/MERLOT VQA
LCBO 58479 | Price: $ 10.95
This wine is Cabernet Franc forward (56%) – which is great because I love Cabernet Franc from Ontario. It is blended with some Cabernet Sauvignon (32%) and Merlot (12%) – which is also great because I love letting the winemaker show off their skills – something they can’t do as much with a single varietal wine. It is a light wine, low in alcohol, and reminds me a little of a really good homemade wine or a light Beaujolais. It is a simple wine that is a great addition to my “I can’t stop drinking this” category. And for my many neo-hippie locavore friends this is as good as it gets – small winery, good product, and only 93 kms from the café.
Powerful nose, with rich black fruits, smoke, eucalyptus, mint and anise. Soft on the palate, with a delicate richness. Blackberries, subtle blueberries and spice are noticeable. A truly elegant wine.