This Weekend's Pick

Johnny Q Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Johnny Q Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Looking to bring a little more light into your life this cold, dark winter? The Toronto Light Festival is starting this weekend, transforming 13 acres of the Distillery District into a wondrous display of light and art. If you’re looking for something a little warmer though, the Johnny Q Cabernet Sauvignon may just do the trick. This dazzling Cabernet Sauvignon from Coonawarra, South Australia will warm up your heart after just one sip.


Tasting Notes:  Johnny Q Cabernet Sauvignon is an intense red in colour with purple hues. Fresh aromas of mint and cassis on the nose are well-integrated with notes of vanilla and oak. The palate is full-bodied with powerful dark fruit flavours balanced with coffee, vanilla and oak leading into a long, smooth finish.

Enjoy With:  A meat pie or chargrilled sirloin.

Style:  Smooth, full-bodied red wine.

Terroir/Region:  Johnny Q comes from the Coonawarra region of South Australia, a region famous for its Cabernet Sauvignon. This fame comes from the Terra Rossa soil, rich in iron and nutrients, which grows some of the world’s most sumptuous reds. The long, mild growing season makes this region the ideal location for creating a powerful wine like Johnny Q Cabernet Sauvignon.

Producer:  Quarisa, the company which makes Johnny Q, was founded by John and Josephine Quarisa based on their shared belief that passion is everything. Their wines were created by drawing on their greatest passions: their family, love of art and Italian heritage. The Johnny Q range represents winemaker John Quarisa’s motto to “never take life too seriously” with its delicious, approachable wines.

Availability:  Johnny Q Cabernet Sauvignon will hit store shelves in the Australian section of Vintages on Saturday, January 20. Check now as some stores may have it early!

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Price: $16.95

LCBO#: 530121

Size: 750 mL

Alcohol Content: 14.5% alc./vol.