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Family Tree Red by Henry of Pelham 2010, Ontario Add to ...

  • Rating 89
  • Year 2010
  • Region Niagara
  • Varietal Red blend
  • Food Pairing Grilled poultry, grilled sausages
  • Price $18.95

To a connoisseur, there would be no doubt about the main component in this smart, four-variety blend. It’s syrah, at 48 per cent, revealed conspicuously by the uncanny northern Rhône-style notes of white pepper, plum and – ever so subtly and pleasantly – cured meat. As for the rest of the medley: cabernet franc, cabernet sauvignon and merlot. It’s got impressive complexity and poise for the money as well as firm structure owing to juicy acidity and a dusting of fine-grained tannins. Good for grilled poultry or grilled sausages.

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