Leaning Post Blend Two VQA Niagara Peninsula 2018
  • Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Syrah
  • Vegan-Friendly
  • Dry
  • Full Bodied
  • 750ml
  • 14% alc./vol

Leaning Post Blend Two VQA Niagara Peninsula 2018

Niagara, Canada
Regular price $53.95per bottle ($323.70per case)
6 bottles per case

Rich & Silky

Husband and wife duo Ilya and Nadia started Leaning Post winery in Niagara over 10 years ago. Initially a virtual set up, the winery now located on Highway 8, has become a reference producer in Niagara.

Blend Two is the second vintage of Leaning Post's flagship red blend. They do not produce this wine every year, but 2018 was a surprisingly ripe vintage, and the resulting wines demanded a new assemblage! This wine practically jumps out of the glass, with a big nose of blackberry, mulberry, fig, graphite and white pepper. A full, rich and silky palate shows raspberry, blueberry and plum, with leather, cocoa, nutmeg and smoked fennel-sausage providing a complex and intriguing background. The firm tannic frame is held together by balanced acidity making this a wine you can cellar for a decade or more.

If you wish to open the wine on release, make sure to decant for at least two hours! Drink it with short-ribs, herb-crusted lamb or other game-meats. Cheers!

About the Winery

Leaning Post

A leaning post is what you find at the beginning of a row of grapes, anchoring the wires that are the frame-work for growing grapevines. It is the beginning of an obsession to translate a time and place into liquid. Leaning Post wines take you to that beginning by finding small, unique plots of land in Niagara and putting them in bottle. Because after stripping away all the fancy buildings and high-tech equipment you are left with a place on this earth that grows wine unlike any other. When you taste that in a glass you just know it. Nadia and Ilya have had to rely on the support of family, friends and financial institutions to make the dream of owning a winery a reality. Leaning Post began as a virtual winery and is so proud to now have the quaint tasting room at 1491 Hwy 8 on their home property in Winona, Ontario.

Ilya and Nadia are the brains and passion behind Leaning Post Wines. It started with a dream to take unique, interesting single vineyard blocks in Niagara and turn them into distinctive, terroir driven wines. Nadia and Ilya first met in their hometown of Winnipeg, MB where their passion for wine and each other was born.

Ilya has been a winemaker in the Niagara Region for the last 17 vintages working at Daniel Lenko Estate Winery, Foreign Affair and now at Leaning Post Wines. Ilya is also a consulting winemaker at the Good Earth Winery. Ilya’s true passion in life is to make world renowned wines from Niagara that really showcase the distinct terroir that Niagara offers.