Wine Review September 18, 2011 – Reif Vidal – Vintage Ink Cabernet Merlot

2010 Reif Vidal – LCBO 111781 – $9.95 – It is not often that you see Vidal on it’s own in a table wine.  A couple weeks ago I recommended the Southbrook Connect White which is also a Vidal.  Typically you see the hearty Vidal grape used for Ice Wine, so it is nice to see it on it’s own.  This is a wine that is a little higher in acid and quite dry.  The…

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Wine Review September 11, 2011 – Pelee Island Monarch – Strewn Barrel Aged Chardonnay

2009 Pelee Island Monarch – LCBO 107763 – $10.45 – This is an interesting blend of Baco Noir, Marechal Foch and Zweigelt.  Not a very typical combination of grapes.  As I aid this morning though this wine is one of the reasons I do my reviews featuring Ontario wines.  In my mind a good Baco Noir is the signature of Ontario.  The thing I love about Baco is the earthiness found in the bottle.  This…

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