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Tawse Winery Cabernet Merlot - Cuddy by Tawse

Cabernet Merlot - Cuddy by Tawse

Niagara Region

Cellar Door Price $25.15

Cabernet Franc 52.0%
Merlot 25.0%
Cabernet Sauvignon 25.0%
Alcohol 13.0%
PH 5.93
Drinking Start Year 2016
Drinking End Year 2020

Growing Conditions

Sourced from select Niagara Peninsula vineyards. Viticultural practices included vertical shoot positioning, shoot thinning, cluster thinning, hand leaf removal and hand harvest.


Tawse is proud to partner with Canadian music icon and Order of Canada recipient Jim Cuddy to introduce “Cuddy by Tawse” Cabernet Merlot. Jim collaborated with winemakers Paul Pender and Rene Van Ede to create this premium assemblage of Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Aged 18 months in French oak barrels, this wine displays notes of eucalyptus and lavender and rich aromas of dark chocolate and blackberry. The herbaceous notes carry through to the palate along with dark plum flavours ending in a long smooth finish.

Food Pairing

A well balanced and full bodied wine, the inaugural Cuddy by Tawse Cabernet Merlot is a pleasure to pair with. Jim recommends enjoying it with short rib ragu with tagliatelle, BBQ hamburgers or wine-braised pork tacos.

A Selection of Other Cabernet Franc's from Niagara Region

A Selection of Other Cabernet Franc's from Canada