2010 Persuasion ‘Dragon Blend’ by Arlene Dickinson

By on April 2, 2014

Sonoma County, California

Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot blend made at Canadian – owned Thomas George Estate; deep purple colour; aromas of black cherry, cassis, nutmeg, black truffle, rosemary, sandalwood and purple flowers; full and succulent with plenty of savoury fruit and spicy, expensive oak notes, cashmere – soft tannins and cardamom accent on the lingering finish; delicious; carnivores take note, an ideal steakhouse red, especially with a rare – roasted T – bone; throws a bit of sediment (that’s a good sign and indication of not much filtration, decant and also let aerate properly); slick label and good quality cork here; coming soon to Ontario, around $40.


Zoltan Szabo

About Zoltan Szabo

Zoltan Szabo is one of the most recognizable personalities of the Canadian Sommelier scene. For over twenty years in the industry and three continents – wide resume, he has garnered international recognition. Clients include the Tokaj Renaissance, Wine Council of Ontario, Skyline Boutique Hotels & Resorts and Trump International Hotel, just to mention a few. With TV, radio and video blog appearances by the dozen throughout the years, Szabo had become a mainstay character of the global wine trade. He consults, writes, educates and judges for some of the most elite organizations, competitions and media forums. Member of the Canadian Wine Writers’ Circle, Zoltan also voices his opinion about wine and the finer aspects of life over social media outlets @zoltanszabo

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