Raise a Glass to the Reds on August 28

By Stocked Cellars on Aug 2, 2020

This post was most recently updated on February 11th, 2022

Get ready to paint the town red – or the piazza, porch, or patio – because August 28 is National Red Wine day and as we all know, a gorgeous glass of red is the perfect accessory no matter how or where you choose to celebrate. What matters most is that you are prepared for a proper celebration and stock your cellars today with delicious Ontario red wine.

If you need a little refresher before you order your red wine online, here’s a sampling from Stocked Cellars’ selection of excellent VQA red wines by Ontario winemakers:

CABERNET FRANC: With roots tracing back to the 18th century, Cab Franc is produced from dark-skinned grapes and a favourite of Ontario growers. Our 2015 Cabernet Franc from King’s Court Estate Winery features a mysterious ruby red colour fading to a water-white rim with notes of leather, dark cherries, and hints of smoke on the nose. The palate presents soft red fruits with firm tannins to provide a rich, long-lasting finish. It is medium-bodied and available with convenient home delivery when you order red wine online.

BACO NOIR: Developed in 1902 as a hybrid grape and still revered by those who appreciate the best Ontario red wine. We suggest the 2015 Baco Noir from King’s Court. Quite reserved on the nose with black fruits of plum and black cherry dominating, as well as oak influence showing as vanilla and light smoke, with the slightest hint of cedar clippings. The palate continues in a very delicate manner with black fruit turning to red and a lingering cherry finish.

MARECHAL FOCH: Order this full-bodied red wine online and it might become your new favourite. London Born Wine Co. 2016 Docklands Old Vines Marechal Foch is aged two years in American oak with seductive aromas of cherry, coconut, and vanilla on the nose with hints of black cherry, raspberry, and vanilla on the palate. Crisp, refreshing acidity, grippy tannins with a long finish.

PINOT MEUNIER: This unique, fruity red grape that is a chief blending partner in Champagne, yet very few growers produce in Ontario. London Born Wine Co. 2018 Pinot Meunier is very fruit-forward with strawberries, cherries on the nose, and peppers on the palate well-integrated oak with complex fruit flavours.

CABERNET SAUVIGNON: Last but never, ever least is the ever-popular Cabernet Sauvignon. Our 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon by Ravine Vineyards is dark garnet in colour and packed with refined dusty tannins complemented by dark tones of blackberry, blueberry pie, anise, and coffee. Order red wine online and enjoy now, or let it reach its most true potential with decanting and bottle ageing.

Circle August 28 2020 in red and order your red wine online today to beat the rush. Visit stockedcellars.ca to buy online with convenient home delivery.

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