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Wine of the Weekend

Mrs. Q Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

What do winemakers get their spouses for Valentine’s day? Wine, right? What about an entire range of wines? A few vintages ago, winemaker Johnny Quarisa got his hands on some amazing grapes and made two wines (a Cabernet and a Shiraz) for his wife Jo, naming the wines “Mrs. Q”. They became the best scoring wines he made that year! Johnny is back at it again and the 2016 Mrs. Q Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon is top notch – nothing but the best for Mrs. Q! Same for us, and for your special someone!

Tasting Notes: The 2016 Mrs. Q Cabernet Sauvignon does its homeland of Australia proud in displaying the richness and power Coonawarra Cab can have. Intense cassis and cherry layer 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, roasted or smoked red meats and sharp cheeses.

Style: A fruity, full-bodied red wine.

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

Producer: Mrs. Q is made by Quarisa Wines. Johnny Quarisa is the winemaker 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 is available in the Vintages section of your local LCBO and for online ordering. Grab a bottle and feel the love.


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Price: $18.95
LCBO#: 12844
Size: 750mL
Alcohol Content:14.6% alc./vol.