Wine Review – 2014 Rosewood Origin Mima’s Block Riesling – 2015 Trius Red

Wine Review – 2014 Rosewood Origin Mima’s Block Riesling – 2015 Trius Red

2015 Trius Red – Vintages 303800 – $24.95 – **** – This continues to be a benchmark for Bordeaux varietals in Ontario. It offers fantastic value and continues to be a staple to build a cellar. The nose on this bottle offers up raspberry, blackberry and a nice cocoa note. The flavours match the nose with a nice smoky note on the finish. The tannin is still firm, but the fruit flavours still soar. This…

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Wine Review – 2015 La Crema Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

Wine Review – 2015 La Crema Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

2015 La Crema Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir – Vintages 719435 – $29.95 – **** – This brings a signature of California on the nose and on the palate. However, this does retain a nice acidity that keeps this from being a little too heavy and overbearing. The flavours are dark cherry, plum, blackberry and there is a nice spice and licorice note… In short this is a complex wine. I certainly wouldn’t call this wine…

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Wine Review – 2010 Henry of Pelham Speck Family Reserve Pinot Noir – 2013 Cave Spring Estate Bottles Gewurztraminer

Wine Review –  2010 Henry of Pelham Speck Family Reserve Pinot Noir – 2013 Cave Spring Estate Bottles Gewurztraminer

2013 Cave Spring Estate Bottles Gewurztraminer – Vintages 302059 – $17.95 – ****+ – If there is any reason we should stop trying to compare Niagara to other wine regions it’s Gewurztraminer. If you go in expecting Alsace or Germany… you’re going to be disappointed… if you can get over yourself, you will find something completely different. The floral aromas are honey and rose with flavours that match. The texture is light with some nice…

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Wine Review – Meldville 2nd Edition

Wine Review – Meldville 2nd Edition

I recently had an opportunity to sit down with Derek Barnett to taste through some of the new wines coming out from Meldville. I was very pleased to find that the portfolio has grown by a few bottles since inception. The red wines are something to truly enjoy but the highlights are still in the white wines. The best part is that every bottle in the portfolio is less than thirty dollars. It's Tuesday. Let's…

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Wine Review – 2015 Icellars Arinna – 2015 Strewn Terroir Pinot Blanc

Wine Review – 2015 Icellars Arinna – 2015 Strewn Terroir Pinot Blanc

2015 Strewn Terroir Pinot Blanc – Vintages 520205 – $18.95 – ***½+ – Well this is interesting, it’s not as if there is a ton of Pinot Blanc from Ontario that makes it to the shelf. Rarity aside this is an easy drinking bottle of wine that is meant to be paired with spicy cuisine of all kinds. The aromas of white flower are layered over orchard fruit with a nice mineral note that lingers…

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Wine Review – Cave Spring

Wine Review – Cave Spring

2015 Cave Spring Cabernet Franc – LCBO 523001 – $17.95 – **** – I will be the first to admit that I don’t spend enough time tasting the wines in the general list… but I need to remind myself wineries like Cave Spring, Vineland and Chateau des Charmes consistently bring outstanding value and quality to the front of the LCBO. This Cabernet Franc is where Ontario shines. It’s not quite Bordeaux… it’s not quite Loire……

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