Inniskillin Merlot-Cab ‘Vintage Ink’

The relatively cool-climate, north east part of Italy produces a style of Cabernet and Merlot that’s different from the rest of the world. Less intense and less macho. More everyday ““ medium bodied with a savoury/fruity character (check out Cesari Merlot $9).

Inniskillin’s blend is similar to this style ““ lots of Italian-style vitality and brightness. Really good red for white meats and tomato sauced dishes.

I’d like to see more local Merlot-Cabs crafted in this style.

INNISKILLIN 10 Merlot-Cabernet “˜Vintage Ink’, VQA Niagara 250209 Vintages $17.95

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  • This is a bit confusing. The photo is of an Inniskillin Cabernet-Merlot. The Vintage Ink Merlot-Cabernet in the 1 Sep Vintages release, AKA Mark of Passion, is #250209; maybe Inniskillin makes it, but neither the label nor the listing says so. #245712 is a Vintage Ink Chardonnay AKA Rite of Passage.

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