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Tawse Winery Cabernet Merlot - Sketches

Cabernet Merlot - Sketches

Niagara Region

Cellar Door Price $21.15

Cabernet Franc 77.0%
Merlot 15.0%
Cabernet Sauvignon 8.0%
Alcohol 13.5%
PH 6.34
Drinking Start Year 2012
Drinking End Year 2020

Growing Conditions

Warm and long, the 2012 growing season proved ideal for creating bold reds and the Sketches Cabernet Merlot is no exception.


This Bordeaux-style blend was assembled from Cabernet Franc (77%), Merlot (15%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (8%) carefully sourced from select Niagara Peninsula vineyards. The Merlot contributes vibrant fruit – think plum, blackberry and currant- while the Cabernet and the 16 months in French oak bring darker notes of espresso, spice and a touch of graphite. Full-bodied yet approachable, this wine is a versatile everyday red!

Food Pairing

With its ripe fruit, balanced acidity and structure, this versatile blend will pair with everyday fare just as well as with your Sunday dinner. Enjoy it with hearty baked pasta with sausage, juicy lamb kebobs or with a prime rib dinner. It would also work with zesty vegetarian dishes like margherita pizza or baked beans!

A Selection of Other Cabernet Franc's from Niagara Region

A Selection of Other Cabernet Franc's from Canada