Northern Meritage

I just came back from my time in North-Western Ontario battling large Walleye for dining rights and hunting for exquisite chanterelle mushrooms.  That leaves very little time for hunting down red wine.  Fortunately it found me.

My Uncle Ron came through with a sassy little homemade Cabernet Sauvignon that had blueberries in the batch.  I was skeptical – being a self-professed wine snob – but it was delicious. My rule of homemade wine is to always try it when offered – you don’t have to have a second glass if it’s not good.  This was so good that I plan to buy a share of the next batch being made.   Well done Uncle Ron.

My brother came up with the clever idea of calling it a Northern Meritage. Meritage being the name given to blended wines that usually contain Cabernet Sauvignon, Cab Franc and Merlot. In this case the Cab Franc and Merlot were substituted by the blueberries.  Hopefully a new batch is coming my way so that I can bring a bottle to a party near you.

 

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