Ottawa, ON

September 2017

13th Street Winery’s 2016 Burger Blend is a fine assemblage of 70% Gamay Noir, 29% Pinot Noir, and 1% Merlot from the Niagara Peninsula.  Each year Burger Blend is becoming increasingly renowned for its food friendly and refreshing style that makes it ideally suited for enjoying with your favourite grilled grub. Inviting aromas and flavours of dark cherry, plum, raspberry, vanilla, cedar, herbs, and spice make this a very popular wine for hosting any summer gathering. The finest vintage of Burger Blend I recall tasting, this youthful wine is absolute dynamite when served slightly chilled with BBQ burgers, brisket, or tangy grilled chicken. Equally enjoyable throughout the fall with Autumn harvest meals, Thanksgiving turkey or ham, served at 15-18C for an easy-going red wine to complement those large family meals. Available at LCBO or winery direct. Tasted September 2017. 89 points. Matt Steeves –

Available at LCBO – $14.95