This wine is the first blend to be produced that, going forward, will only be produced in the best years when all the varieties are in use and able to be picked at optimal ripeness. The long and warm 2016 vintage was the perfect opportunity for us to kick-off this blend of a full-bodied red. All grapes were picked at optimal ripeness, something that can be rare in Niagara. Blending trials lasted weeks and many iterations were assembled before the final blend was agreed on. We think this wine shows the best of the 2016 vintage and we hope you agree!
On the nose this wine bursts with raspberry jam, bing cherry, cedar, chocolate, lavender, lilac, and mint. The tannins are fairly dominant on the palate but is showing raspberry and blackberry jam, baking spices, and chocolate along with vanilla, leather, and some meatiness. This wine should age well for the next 10-15 years. Should you wish to open the wine on release, make sure to decant for at least two hours and drink it with a rich protein like prime rib or short ribs. Cheers!
Total Production: 70 cases
When it comes to shipping, our goal is to find the fastest and most reliable shipping option available to us. During the Covid pandemic, we have made significant changes with our delivery partners to serve you better.
For Toronto deliveries we primarily use Fil Delivery. They have been tremendous and we have had glowing reviews from customers. They update you on the expected delivery time throughout the day to ensure satisfaction. Deliveries leave the winery Mondays and Thursdays for delivery Tuesdays and Fridays.
For deliveries to Hamilton, Burlington and Niagara, winery staff often deliver same day or next. We aim to please as often as possible!
ICS is also used for Major Centers other than Toronto and local. Their delivery times are typically next day from pick up at the winery on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Out of province and small-town Ontario deliveries are packaged appropriately with slow-release heat packs in winter reduce breakage and freezing through CanPar. We review shipping daily to identify issues before they arise. We do our best to help communicate any issues in advance to get the wine to you as quickly as possible.
We offer free shipping to anywhere in Ontario with purchase of 6 bottles or more. Purchases of less than 6 bottles can be accommodated for $10 flat rate. Please call the winery to arrange.
Out or province rates are as follows:
Quebec: $10 flat rate
All other provinces: $25 flat rate
We believe in simplicity, so our refund policy is simple and to the point.
- If you’d like to return an unopened bottle of wine, we’ll gladly do so for you. No questions asked.
- If there is a problem with the wines (either a fault or it is not to your liking - which happens very irregularly), we happily provide a credit for the full amount on another bottle at the winery. For delivered wine, we issue a credit to be applied to your next purchase.
- Our goal is to make you happy and if there is anything that we can do to maximize your enjoyment of a Leaning Post Wine... we will do it.