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94 • Magnotta 2007 Limited Edition, "Toro Nero", Cabernet Sauvignon, Ontario $18.95. Best Buy.
Aromas of creamy spicy toffee and frosted berry danish follow through on a round, supple entry to a dryish medium-to-full body with excellent depth and layers of complex herb and root vegetable nuances. Finishes with a long, vegetable juice and mineral fade with earthy, chewy tannins. A splendid table wine to pair with prime rib. (tasted on Mar-18-2010)
94 • Magnotta 2005 Gran Reserva, Cabernet Sauvignon, Ontario $29.
Deep garnet violet color. Briny olive, dill pickle, and baked cassis aromas follow through on a round, supple entry to a dry-yet-vegetal medium-full body with pickled okra and marinated artichoke heart notes. Finishes with a long, savory, chewy tannin fade. A fantastic and distinctive savory food wine with serve with roasts and grilled game. (tasted on Mar-18-2010)
93 • Magnotta 2007 Special Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon, Niagara Peninsula $14.95. Best Buy.
Deep garnet color. Aromas of smoky sweet tobacco, pine cone, baked olives and peppers, and waxy chocolate follow through on a round, supple entry to a dryish medium-to-full body with cassis pie curst and tangy red berry skin acidity. Finishes with a crisp, juicy and lingering savory fade with light chewy tannins. A tangy savory food wine that will excel with stews and roasts. (tasted on Mar-18-2010)
89 • Magnotta 2007 Limited Edition, Cabernet Sauvignon, Niagara Peninsula $19.95.|Find-a-Wine|
Garnet violet color. Aromas of dark and red berries in cream, fig bread toast, and delicate spices follow through on a round entry to a dryish medium body with hints of olive and roasted pepper. Finishes with a long, earthy, chewy tannin fade. Very tasty. (tasted on Mar-18-2010)