Stratus Red 2015

An assemblage of flavours from different grapes
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, and Malbec
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Notes: Black currants, blackberries Cherries, strawberries Baked spice, licorice Floral Aged leather

Body: Full

Dryness: Dry

Acidity: Medium +

Tannin: Medium +

Alcohol (%): 13.8%

Origin: Ontario, Canada



  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Merlot
  • Cabernet Franc
  • Petit Verdot
  • Malbec

Fermentation: Biodynamic Slight Wood

Awards: >90 Pts


Asian Food Pairing: Grilled wagyu, peking duck

Western Food Pairing: Game stew, steak


Stratus Red 2015

Bright and intense in colour from extended skin contact, the nose is redolent of sweet cherry, strawberries, floral tones and baking spice. The palate expresses the traditional elegance, complexity and balance of an assemblage and a dense mid-palate of ripe black currants, blackberries, licorice and aged leather. The finish is seamless and impressionable.
Blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Malbec.

2015 was a solid vintage following brutally cold temperatures and snowfall in February which caused some damage and reduced overall yields. Variable temperatures in the spring and a damp June were fortunately tempered by a hot and dry July and August. These ideal growing conditions persevered through a warm and lengthy autumn during the final stages of maturation. The vintage shows whites of complexity and freshness while the reds, as a result of lower yields and extended ripening, are layered, elegant and plush.

 - 90 Pts
 The 2015 vintage of this full-bodied Niagara red wine is a blend of 23% Cabernet Franc, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Merlot, 2% Malbec and 11% Petit Verdot grapes. Excellent balance and length on the finish. This wine could age further with grace. Pair with a rare steak and decant 1-2 hours.

 - 84 Pts