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13th Street Red Palette 2017

Canada, Ontario
87 WA
90 AP
13th Street Red Palette 2017

The best qualities of each variety are captured in this artfully assembled blend. Medium deep ruby hue with richly satisfying notes of raspberry compôte, cherry, licorice and bitter chocolate. Fresh and well balanced with rich mouth-feel and complexity. Soft tannins characterize the elegant structure of the wine.

Country Canada
Province Ontario
Region Niagara Peninsula
Producer 13th Street Winery
Vintage 2017
Color Red Wine
Varietal(s) Cabernet Franc 53%, Merlot 37%
¥2,640

The best qualities of each variety are captured in this artfully assembled blend. Medium deep ruby hue with richly satisfying notes of raspberry compôte, cherry, licorice and bitter chocolate. Fresh and well balanced with rich mouth-feel and complexity. Soft tannins characterize the elegant structure of the wine.

Country Canada
Province Ontario
Region Niagara Peninsula
Producer 13th Street Winery
Vintage 2017
Color Red Wine
Varietal(s) Cabernet Franc 53%, Merlot 37%
Data
Closure Screw Cap
Volume 750ml
Alcohol 13%
Product Code A003R00117
UPC 895770010102
Inventory Very Low Stock (10)
Owning & Enjoying

Tasting notes

The best qualities of each variety are captured in this artfully assembled blend. Medium deep ruby hue with richly satisfying notes of raspberry compôte, cherry, licorice and bitter chocolate. Fresh and well balanced with rich mouth-feel and complexity. Soft tannins characterize the elegant structure of the wine.  This wine appreciates aeration so use a nice big glass and enjoy over two days. Recommended serving temperature: 16C

Pairing

Enjoy alongside white and red meats, grilled, roasted or smoked. Also excellent with red pasta, pizza and mushroom dishes. This wine appreciates aeration so use a nice big glass and enjoy over two days.

Cellaring

Enjoy now through 2024

Press
87WineAlign
Sara d'Amato.  A very bright and upbeat blend of cabernet franc and merlot, cleanly made and of solid value. This zesty summer red is mid-weight red and delivers satisfying appeal brimming with tart cherry and plum. Easy to drink and ready to go. Tasted August 2020.
90Andre Prioux
4 stars (out of 5)- Andre Proulx ANDREWINEREVIEW.CA This bottle from 13th Street is uncomplicated but brimming with juicy red fruit. Raspberry, Cherry, and Strawberry. The tannin is soft, and this wine is pretty much chuggable...I bet that's the first time you've seen that in a wine review. Something to bridge the gap of the late summer barbeques leading into fall with roasts.
Production

Appellation

VQA Niagara Peninsula

Vintage Notes

The winter of 2016/2017 was again mild, yet a cool spring delayed bud-burst. Once the summer finally started it was relatively cool and rainy. Luckily September saw full sun and heat warm the vines to complete phenolic ripeness. Harvest started late in mid-September, commencing with Pinot and Chardonnay for sparkling and continued with other whites and early-ripening reds. The beautiful weather lasted well into the fall, allowing for long hang time for later ripening varieties. Overall yields were moderate to high with very high quality throughout. The wines are characterized by both freshness and structure across the portfolio, with potential for enjoyable early consumption or the opportunity to cellar wines for the medium-to-long-term.

Vinification

The grapes were harvested from our Lakeshore and June’s vineyards in the Creek Shores sub-appellation of the Niagara Peninsula. Merlot was harvested first followed by Cabernet Franc a few weeks later in early November. Both varieties were fermented and aged separately in stainless steel for three months. The wines were then blended, moved back into stainless steel for further resting and flavour development. The wine was bottled in early May 2018.

Production Amount

12528
Producer

Producer Description

Discover 13th Street Winery

Originally started by four amateur winemaker friends the winery was purchased in 2008 by the current owners: John & June Mann and Doug & Karen Whitty. Both families have deep roots in the Niagara community.

13th Street Winery evolved from a desire to create exceptional wines that reflect the unique terroir of Niagara, while also providing a place for guests to congregate and escape; to relax and discover; and to experience and learn. Owners, partners, and friends Doug and Karen Whitty and John and June Mann share a common love of wine, food, art, and a genuine heart for hospitality. It was this shared appreciation that brought them together and inspired the vision for 13th Street Winery.

Both families have established roots in Niagara and a strong commitment to the community. Doug Whitty is the third generation to be operating the family farm in St. Catharines, which was originally established in 1908. John Mann has been involved in farming for over 30 years, while also building a very successful automotive dealership network in St. Catharines and the surrounding areas.

Winemaker l Jean-Pierre Colas

Jean-Pierre Colas is one of the most talented French trained winemakers in the business. His winemaking philosophy is quite simple. 

He believes that great wines come from the best grapes grown in the best vineyards, whereas winemaking techniques are only utilized to supplement and capture the very essence of the grapes’ provenance and character. With this philosophy in mind, JP excels at crafting high-quality red wines paramount to the Niagara peninsula: Gamay Noir, Cabernet Franc, Syrah, and Pinot Noir. Likewise, JP guides the production of exceptional white wines, including world class Chardonnay, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, and Gewurztraminer.

In his home country of France, JP worked at the notable Chablis house, Domaine Laroche, where he produced Wine Spectator Magazine’s 1998 White Wine of the Year, an award he received for his Domaine Laroche Grand Cru Les Clos 1996. Also in 1998, Jean-Pierre was awarded the Best Wine in the Wine Enthusiast, Grand Cru Chablis Blanchots “Reserve de l’obedience” 1996 (99 pts).

Between France and his current residency at 13th Street, Jean-Pierre travelled and worked extensively around the world, including Carmen Vineyards in Chile, Bodegas Chandon in Argentina, and Oyster Bay Winery in New Zealand. He has studied and worked under a number of exceptional winemakers including Michel Givors in Morgon, Beaujolais and Gilbert Picq, and Michel Laroche in Chablis, Burgundy.

In 2018, Jean-Pierre received White Wine of the Year and a Gold Medal for Premier Cuvée 2012 at the 2018 Ontario Wine Awards.

Vineyards

13th Street is Sustainable Winemaking Ontario Certified Each vintage. 100% of the wines produced by 13th Street Winery are made from fruit sourced exclusively in the Niagara Peninsula with 85% or more coming from their own vineyards. Their very first vines were planted at the 13th Street Vineyard in 1976. In the years since, they’ve planted Gamay Noir, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Riesling, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Pinot Gris and now have amassed more than 40 acres of estate vineyards in the VQA Creek Shores appellation of Niagara.

Customer Reviews

Average Rating

シンプルなレッドチェリージャム
By MJ on 02 September 2021

フルーツは個人的に幾分オーバーライプン、ジャミー、スラックなため、もう数日ほど早く収穫した方が良いように感じるが、その分果実味のボリューム感があり、シンプルに美味いワイン。アルコールは13%とあるが、14%近く感じる。重心も横長で、フランというよりメルローのニュアンスが強い。 リダクティブでクリーンな醸造、果実味を強調したスタイル。 飲んだ際のテクスチャーはジンファンデルの典型的なスタイルに近い。 品種がカベルネファミリーなので、より線が細く酸が残りエレガント。 ボルドーのようなグラファイト感もあるが、タンニン量は少なく、粒径も細かいためソフトでボルドーとは違うスタイル。タンニンでいくとロワールが近いが、爆弾のような果実味の点でロワールとも違う。 一般的にビッグなワインはタンニンと果実味の両方がビッグだが、このワインの特徴的な点はタンニンが抑えられながらも果実味が爆発している点にある。 日照に起因するのかもしれないし、果房管理が穏やかなのかもしれないし、アルコール発酵前の果皮浸漬(コールドマセラシオン)を採用しているのかもしれないが、とにかくシンプルなレッドプラムジャムで潔いワイン。何も考えずに飲みたい。


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