Wine Review April 15, 2012 – Cattail Creek 2009 Pinot Noir – Megalomaniac 2010 Eccentric Savagnin

2009 Cattail Creek Pinot Noir – $18.95 – VINTAGES 257303 – I am still hesitant when I open up a bottle of Ontario Pinot Noir because of my own experiences with some less than stellar offerings.  This is one of those wines that is so good, and so easy to enjoy it can change your mind about Pinot Noir.  When I open a bottle of wine I pour it into the glass and take my…

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Wine Review April 8, 2012 – 2010 Peller Family Series Cabernet Franc – 2010 Pillitteri Gewurztraminer/Riesling

2010 Peller Family Series Cabernet Franc – LCBO 582833 – $11.95 – A very good well priced Cabernet Franc from the great 2010 vintage.  This wine has a great balance of dark fruit flavours, full of things like Blackberry and Currant.  All this is balanced with nice oak flavours and black pepper on the finish.  The great balance makes this an ideal pairing for any heavier beef or lamb dish.  I would also serve this…

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Wine Review April 1, 2012 – 2010 Pelee Pink – 2010 Catastrophe Red

This is a great week with both wines coming in under the $25 mark!  Trust me both of these wines out-perform their low price points. 2010 Pelee Pink – LCBO 529354 – $10.95 – I know this is another Rosé … but I had to talk about this one.  First you need to look at the price, this one comes in at under $11 so there is no reason to at least give this one…

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Wine Review March 25, 2012 – 2009 Flat Rock Cellars Pinot Noir Rosé – 2009 Wildass White

2009 Flat Rock Cellars Pinot Noir Rosé – VINTAGES 39974 – $16.95 – This week I took a look through my notes and found something I can’t believe I haven’t had a chance to talk about.  Serious Rosé are two words that don’t usually fit beside each other in the eyes of most wine drinkers… but trust me there is no better way to describe this wine.  This is bone dry but filled with softer…

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Wine Review March 18, 2012 – 2009 Kacaba Gypsy Red – 2009 Creekside Laura’s White

Well it’s a little early in the year, but the nice weather doesn’t seem to be on it’s way out anytime soon.  Personally I like it to be a little warmer to toss back a few beers on a hot summer day … but that’s the great thing about wine, it pairs with all weather.  One of the great thing about the wines this week is they have very fun labels, a great price and…

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Wine Review March 11, 2012 – Sue Ann Staff 2009 Baco Noir – Cattail Creek 2010 Cat-Astrophe White

As promised I have found some wines that are down in price so why not pick up both this week?  The great things about these wines is they are both fantastic value, definitely superior wines for the price. 2009 Sue-Ann Staff Baco Noir – $14.95 – LCBO 260422 – This is the second Baco in two weeks, I really love Baco Noir this is a great wine that, like last week, could change the way…

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Wine Review March 4, 2012 – Sandbanks Estate Reserve Baco Noir 2009 – Kacaba Barrel Fermented Chardonnay 2009

Sanbanks Estate Reserve Baco Noir 2009 – LCBO 225920 – $19.95 – This is a great baco full of Plum and Blueberry, Raspberry with a very jammy texture.  But at the same time this wine is not lacking a wonderful earthiness, that is a little softer than the Henry of Pelham Baco.  Now here is the important thing with this wine… It is very drinkable right out of the bottle, but once it has had…

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Wine Review February 26, 2012 – 2010 Trius Red – 2009 Cave Spring Indian Summer Late Harvest Riesling

2010 Trius Red – $21.95 – VINTAGES 303800 – This is one of those wines I would consider a staple.  It was one of the first to be done very well, and also for many people this is the benchmark for how great a Bordeaux style blend can be.  This is a great wine from the 2010 vintage and the first Trius` Rednew from winemaker Craig McDonald.  I did find this to be a little…

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Wine Review February 19, 2012 – Tawse 2009 Sketches of Niagara Chardonnay – Henry of Pelham 2010 Baco Noir

This week we’ve got wines to pair with nothing.  We have had a few weeks of over the top wine and food pairings but sometimes nothing goes together quite like the couch, the tv and a great glass of wine.  2009 Tawse Sketches of Niagara Chardonnay – VINTAGES 89037 – $19.95 –  I will be honest, I found this one by accident.  Last year I set on a mission to find a great barrel aged…

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Wine Review February 12, 2012 – Valentine’s Day Dine In or Out? 2009 Riverview Cellars Angelina’s Reserve Chardonnay – 2010 Norman Hardie County Cabernet Franc

If you still haven’t made plans for Valentine’s Day do not fret I am here to help you.  It’s not too late to pick up some chocolate and great Pinot Noir from last week’s Wine Review (click here).  Now I have a couple of great wines and options for you this week.  I love to cook and put together a fantastic meal built around a great Chardonnay.  I have also found a restaurant that has…

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