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Wine of the Weekend

Quarisa Mrs Q Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

When most of us want to get something for that special someone, we may get flowers, take them to dinner, send them to a spa, or surprise them with tickets to a show. When you’re a winemaker, you get them wine. When you’re Johnny Q of Quarisa Wines, you go to one of the most legendary regions in Australia, find the best grapes you can, and make your wife her own wine. Mrs Q Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 is Johnny’s tribute to his wife Jo. He made her a Shiraz too. You’re kinda making us look bad Johnny…

Tasting Notes: The 2015 Mrs Q Cabernet Sauvignon does its homeland proud in displaying the richness and power that Aussie Cabs can. Intense cassis and cherry are layered over oak spices drawn from 16 months in a mix of French and American oak barrels. Big, bold and spicy, this wine leaves an impression with every drop.

Enjoy With: Grilled T-bone steaks, juicy burgers, roast lamb, smoked meats and sharp cheeses.

Style: A fruity, full-bodied red wine.

Terroir/Region: The grapes for the 2015 Mrs Q Cab are sourced from the Coonawarra region of Australia, one of those places that makes wines which cannot be replicated anywhere else. Noted for its Terra Rosa soils, the region specializes in producing intense, structured wines, and Mrs Q is the perfect example!

Producer: Mrs Q is made by the Quarisa family. Johnny Q is the winemaker at Quarisa Wines and father of the family, running the show with his better half, Josephine. Johnny makes this wine as a tribute to Jo, and it shows his skill and passion for winemaking as much as it shows his love for her.

Availability: Mrs Q Cabernet Sauvignon will be available in the Vintages section of your local LCBO and for online ordering on January 25, but some stores may have it on the shelf already. Grab a bottle and feel the love.


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Price: Now $18.95

LCBO#: 12844

Size: 750mL

Alcohol Content: 14.6% alc./vol.