Wine Review – 2016 Reif Estate Sauvignon Blanc – 2012 16 Mile Cellars Rebel Pinot Noir

Wine Review – 2016 Reif Estate Sauvignon Blanc – 2012 16 Mile Cellars Rebel Pinot Noir

2016 Reif Estate Sauvignon Blanc – Vintages 247825 – $14.95 – **** – In a few words this wine hits way above the price point. The aromas a nice pink grapefruit with tropical fruit that is nicely layered over it. On the palate this opens up with more tropical fruit – guava and passion fruit. There is a nice weight on the mid palate but this finishes with nice palate cleansing acidity. 2012 16 Mile…

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2012 16 Mile Rebel Chardonnay – 2014 Huff Reserve Pinot Noir

2012 16 Mile Rebel Chardonnay – 2014 Huff Reserve Pinot Noir

2012 16 Mile Rebel Chardonnay – Vintages 485243 – $19.95 – ****+ – If you haven’t had a chance to taste the wines from 16 mile you’re missing out. Their Chardonnay and Pinot Noir are some of the best buys in the province. This chardonnay balances nice orchard fruit with apples and peach on the nose. There is nice vanilla and woodsmoke on the mid palate but bright crisp acidity help keep this wine light…

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16 Mile – 2013 Tenacity Chardonnay Unfiltered… but wait there’s more!

16 Mile – 2013 Tenacity Chardonnay Unfiltered… but wait there’s more!

In April I visited 16 Mile to taste through the portfolio after they had won best Chardonnay at the Ontario Wine Awards. I have made frequent visits throughout the summer to pick up more of their fantastic wines. So when I saw a tweet come out in the fall saying that new wine was being put in the bottle I didn’t waste anytime heading to the winery to taste the new offerings. Needless to say that the…

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Winery Profile – 16 Mile (April 2015)

Winery Profile – 16 Mile (April 2015)

16 Mile is a winery you probably haven’t heard of but I assure you that in the very near future you will.  The wines bear names like Rebel and Incivility as a nod to owner Joseph Groia’s battle against Incivility charges from the Law Society of Upper Canada.  The winery started in 2010 with the wines being made by Thomas Bachelder.  In 2013 winemaking duties moved to Regan Kapach who comes to 16 mile via Southbrook.  There is…

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