Sampling something local today for Test A Wine Tuesday with Linda from the Sahali Liquor Store: The Cabernet-Merlot from Monte Creek Ranch. Cabernet Merlot is a staple at Monte Creek Ranch. 54% Cabernet Sauvignon and 46% Merlot, you will be pleasantly surprised to find that this classic wine has a unique spin. At first, you will catch a hint of bright black cherry, spiced plum and raspberry, followed by a mix of cinnamon, mocha and licorice on the palate. The palate is old-world in styling with concentration and tannic grip. Drink with short ribs, BBQ or your favourite game.