well we've all had that horrible experience of trying a vineyards.... errr.... shall we say "economical blend". Alright - call a spade a spade - it's their generic schlock. I have had that experience with JT (and so have many of you).
But JT wins awards at the Canadian Wine Awards every year. How can this be you ask? (so did I)... it's because they have Reserve wines (read: wines for people who actually like wine). Here is my review for a Jackson Triggs Reserve
clear visual, moderate+ intense colors of garnet
clean nose, moderate+ intense notes of; blackberry, plum, black cherry, oak (light leather), spice (cloves)
00 dryness, moderate- acid, full- tannins, moderate++ flavors of; blackberry, earth, plums, clove & pink peppercorn
full alcohol (14.3%) but quite smooth already
full length of 10 seconds++
this is a rich wine with amazing levels for the price. This would be stellar with mole (Mexican savory chocolate dish).
JACKSON TRIGGS RESERVE MERLOT, 2007, $25