Stratus

Niagara Peninsula Red Blend

8.938 ratings
8.64 pro ratings
Niagara Peninsula, Ontario, Canada
Red Blend
Game, Baking Spices, Duck, Goose, Potato, Chili & Hot Spicy, White Rice, Exotic Spices, Pasta, Herbs, Beans & Peas, Onion, Chicken, Pork, Venison, Salami & Prosciutto, Pungent Cheese, Soft Cheese, Mushrooms, Tomato-Based, Turkey, Veal, Hard Cheese
Top Notes For
Adam Foster

Beverage Director Sweet Grass Dairy Cheese Shop, Blue Coop Restaurant

8.9

Impressive, approaching integration. Tannat and Petit Verdot give it a new-world interpretation of Montefalco, if that makes sense...less meaty, more fruit. 2009

Impressive, approaching integration. Tannat and Petit Verdot give it a new-world interpretation of Montefalco, if that makes sense...less meaty, more fruit. 2009

Aug 12th, 2016
Bryant Bickel

Beautiful upfront love purple flowers violets notes and liked where it was going then it went all Casey Jones and fell off the tracks. The Mid Palate was missing MIA. But I like the idea of the project.

Beautiful upfront love purple flowers violets notes and liked where it was going then it went all Casey Jones and fell off the tracks. The Mid Palate was missing MIA. But I like the idea of the project.

Mar 11th, 2015
Scott Cunningham

Owner/Importer Bottleneck Wines

8.5

Consulting winemaker is Paul Hobbs. This is a rather nice Cab Franc blend with notes of cherry, sour raspberries, vanilla spice, leather and pickle juice.

Consulting winemaker is Paul Hobbs. This is a rather nice Cab Franc blend with notes of cherry, sour raspberries, vanilla spice, leather and pickle juice.

Jan 14th, 2014
Dave Chambers

From the Stratus wine dinner

From the Stratus wine dinner

May 9th, 2021
Tzippy Cohen

Super rich, smoke, leather,

Super rich, smoke, leather,

Dec 25th, 2020
Steve Martinelli

Nicely integrated, ample acidity. Judicious use of oak. A surprisingly good red blend from this region.

Nicely integrated, ample acidity. Judicious use of oak. A surprisingly good red blend from this region.

Dec 31st, 2019
Donald Williams

Bought at the winery. Worth holding for this long.

Bought at the winery. Worth holding for this long.

Jul 22nd, 2019
James Brenner

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Nov 29th, 2018
Paco Suro

Solid effort for a bdx blend. Price point is high for the quality. It is much better an hour in but still has green notes and falls off on the finish.

Solid effort for a bdx blend. Price point is high for the quality. It is much better an hour in but still has green notes and falls off on the finish.

Dec 9th, 2017
Jon
8.4

Tasted in July 2017. Impressive. The grapes blend with C.Franc is very original. Will be even better in a few years.

Tasted in July 2017. Impressive. The grapes blend with C.Franc is very original. Will be even better in a few years.

Jul 4th, 2017