April 22nd; Earth Day! What better way for a wine lover to celebrate than to break into a bottle of organic wine. For Earth Day 2013, I choose to indulge in Southbrook Vineyards, Connect Red 2011 VQA; a red blend of Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon.
The Southbrook Vineyard mantra sums it all up; “To make the finest wines possible in a respectful, local, light-on-the-land fashion”. As of 2008, Southbrook became the first Canadian wine estate to earn both organic and biodynamic status
On colour, the Southbrook Organic Red Connect holds a deep garnet red hue. On the nose, a peppered wisp with currant, strawberry, and vanilla. On the palate, you’ll sense blueberry, blackberry and well tempered acidity and tannic structure.
We paired the Southbrook Vineyard Connect Red with chicken from the grill.
This wine retails for $15.95
We gave this wine a score of 3.5 out of 5