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Union Red 2010, Ontario Add to ...

  • Rating 88
  • Year 2010
  • Region Niagara
  • Varietal Red blend
  • Food Pairing Pizza, pasta, red meat
  • Price $13.95

The name, one assumes, is not a left-wing political statement. But if it were, sign me up to this red union. It’s an uncommon blend of merlot, cabernet, gamay and pinot noir. Over in France they might have you arrested for mixing those Bordeaux-versus-Burgundy varieties. But this is a compelling wine for the money. Light-medium-bodied and juicy, it’s got a soft centre and cheerful berry fruit mixed with herbs, firmed up by a light dusting of fine-grained tannins and a suggestion of black pepper. Pizzas, pastas and red meats, meet your (affordable, easy-drinking) match.

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