Wine Review October 7 – Thanksgiving Wines! Rosé! Rosé! Rosé!

I can certainly say that 2012 was the summer of Rosé.  There are so many well put together Pink wines coming from Ontario that I had a hard time narrowing the list down to four.  That being said, the reason I am talking about Rosé in October is that it is a crowd pleaser.  This summer, tasting many of these wines filled with flavours of Strawberry and Cranberry all I could think about how I…

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Wine Review September 30, 2012 – 2011 Vinology Red – 2010 Mike Weir Sauvignon Blanc

People ARE talking about Ontario Wine.  Those are the ads that we are hearing on the Radio as the LCBO celebrates it’s Go Local campaign.  I love this time of year and along with the campaign the shelves are being filled with some fantastic new Ontario wines.  I have been excited to find lots of great Varietal blends (both Red and White) where the price has been low but the quality has been very high. …

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Wine Review September 23, 2012 – 2010 Southbrook Triomphe Cabernet Franc – 2011 Casa Dea Dea’s Cuvée

2010 Southbrook Triomphe Cabernet Franc – $21.95 – VINTAGES 275958 – I have made no secret that my favorite Red Wines over the past year or so have all been Cabernet Franc.  The way this wine fills your mouth with flavours of Black Currant moving to Cocoa and smoky on the finish.  The aftertaste leaves you with Cocoa and hangs around, similar to the sensation you get when you’re eating dark chocolate.  The spiciness that…

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Wine Review September 16, 2012 – Colaneri Stellucha Riesling 2009 – Trumpour’s Mill Pinot Noir 2008

Colaneri Stellucha Riesling 2009 – Vintages 279778 – $15.95 – I have been waiting to talk about Colaneri.  This is a fairly new winery with a beautiful estate in Niagara on the Lake.  What is interesting is this winery is bringing an Italian flavour to Ontario.  I had a chance to visit their winery last year while the actual building wasn’t quite finished, they also didn’t have anything on the shelves of the LCBO.  I…

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Wine Review September 9, 2012 – 2009 Malivoire Pinot Noir – 2010 Calamus Riesling

2009 Malivoire Pinot Noir – $29.95 – VINTAGES 996777 – Leading into fall I have really been enjoying Pinot Noir.  This is another really great vintages pick.  I understand that this price moves it away from the “Friday Night” movie sipper, but even at this price it is still worth the price of admission to the bottom of this bottle.  Flavours of Raspberry and Black Current with a nose to match.  This Pinot has a…

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Wine Review September 2, 2012 – 2010 Featherstone Red-Tail Merlot – 2011 Hinterbrook Riesling

2010 Featherstone Red-Tail Merlot – $19.95 – Vintages 131540 – This is a very interesting Merlot.  It’s interesting because it’s not boring.  To me most Merlot’s represent a compromise, if you’re going to a party and you’re not sure what to bring Merlot is a pretty safe bet because you don’t get anything too overpowering.  That is not the case with this Merlot.  You are hit with flavours of Cherry and Strawberry but almost like…

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Wine Review SPECIAL – Prince Edward County Review John Tory Show

The wines I talked about with John Tory are as follows Sullyzwicker White 2010 – $14.95 – LCBO 214478Sandbanks Shoreline Red (Cabernet/Merlot) 2010 – $14.95 – LCBO 159962Norman Hardie Unfiltered Pinot Noir 2010 – $35.00 – Vintages 125310                 The way I have been reviewing wine is simply put, if I don’t like it I’m not going to talk about it.  Keeping that in mind, I just returned from my…

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Wine Review August 26, 2012 – 2009 Calamus Cabernet Sauvignon – 2011 Sandbanks Dunes Vidal

2009 Calamus Cabernet Sauvignon – VINTAGES 285809 – $19.95 – I had a chance to visit Calamus earlier this summer and I knew this was coming out.  Calamus never ceases to surprise how a small winery can make such great wine.  This is another fruit forward wine with a nice balance of smoky flavours.  What is very interesting is the quality of how great the Cabernet Sauvignon and Franc from this part of the province…

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Wine Review August 19, 2012 – The Little Grape that Could

It’s interesting to find wines that while not produced locally… have a local connection.  These wines are just that.  A couple of great food friendly wines that support a great cause.  To take advantage of donating the profits to charity you input a code printed on each bottle to this website: https://thelittlegrapethatcould.com/  There is also more information about these wines at this site.  The Little Grape that Could Cabernet Sauvignon – LCBO 277020 – $11.95 –…

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Wine Review August 12, 2012 – 2009 Megalomaniac Frank Cabernet – 2008 Stratus Sauvignon Blanc

2009 Megalomaniac Frank Cabernet – $24.95 – VINTAGES 205021 – I was very excited to see this on the shelf of the LCBO.  I made no secret that last years vintage was my favorite Red wine from Ontario for the year.  It looks like my little secret is now available to the masses.  This is a fantastic wine with teriffic value.  You’re looking at a very fruit forward Cabernet Franc with subtle earthiness and black…

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