Back 10 Cellars (October 2016)

Back 10 Cellars (October 2016)

There’s a few new releases available from Back 10 Cellars. Anyone who has spoken with me in the past year knows how much I raved about the 2014 Vintage of the Start from Scratch Chardonnay. Needless to say I ran to the winery as soon as I saw the 2015 was ready to go. Needless to say I wasn’t disappointed. 2015 Big Reach Riesling – **** – $22.95 – A solid balanced riesling with nice…

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Chef and Somm: Jedi Level Wine Pairings

Chef and Somm: Jedi Level Wine Pairings

April 5th I was invited to a dinner hosted by Chef and Somm. This was the second time I have had the opportunity to enjoy a meal prepared by Chef Eyal Liebman and Sommelier Rebecca Meir-Liebman. You can read about my last meal here. Needless to say I was excited to have an opportunity to enjoy the meal and I did not leave disappointed. The attention to detail was apparent with a pairing of Mooshmallow…

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Back 10 Cellars – 2014 Start from Scratch Chardonnay

Back 10 Cellars – 2014 Start from Scratch Chardonnay

2014 Back 10 Cellars Start from Scratch Chardonnay – Winery Only – $27.94 – ****1/2 – I hesitate while I write these notes… because there isn’t a lot of this wine made. This wine is for the hardcore locavore. Canadian Oak and Indigenous Yeast make this as truly Canadian as you can get in your winemaking. The nose is roasted pineapple and vanilla with hints of baking spice and just a little bit of funk…

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Back 10 Cellars (June 2015)

Back 10 Cellars (June 2015)

My visit to Back 10 Cellars was long overdue. I have been told by many people that I had to make the stop to try the Cabernet Franc. It was nice to find that there was more to Back 10 than just the Cab Franc. The small focused portfolio is something we are seeing a lot more of from wineries in the province. People are planting varietals that they know are suited to the soils…

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