Wine Review February 7 – 2011 Redstone Chardonnay – 2012 Huff Cuvée Janine Sparkling Rosé

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2011 Redstone Chardonnay – Vintages 398966 – $18.95 – **** – I don’t often like to dwell on the price of the wines I talk about … the main thing I am looking for with all my reviews is value.  That being said I think we can officially put to bed the statement that there are no good Ontario Chardonnay’s under the twenty dollar mark.  This is an excellent showing from Redstone.  There is a great balance of pear, peach and citrus that is perfectly intertwined with nice vanilla and subtle gingerbread spice on the finish.  This will make a great match to creamy pasta dishes and roasted chicken.

2012 Huff Estates Cuvée Janine Sparkling Rosé – $29.95 – **** – The slightly cooler (than Niagara) climate in Prince Edward County helps give the grapes the acidity it needs to make great sparkling wine.  I am hoping we will start to see more sparkling wines being made in the county.  Loaded with red fruit… strawberry, raspberry and cranberry.  This wine will make a perfect match to whatever you would like to serve with it.  With Valentine’s day around the corner you could make this a match with White or Milk Chocolate Covered strawberries.  The creamy white chocolate will make a great match to the bright crisp finish on this wine.

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