Wine Review – Cave Spring

Wine Review – Cave Spring

2015 Cave Spring Cabernet Franc – LCBO 523001 – $17.95 – **** – I will be the first to admit that I don’t spend enough time tasting the wines in the general list… but I need to remind myself wineries like Cave Spring, Vineland and Chateau des Charmes consistently bring outstanding value and quality to the front of the LCBO. This Cabernet Franc is where Ontario shines. It’s not quite Bordeaux… it’s not quite Loire……

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Featherstone for Summer

Featherstone for Summer

2014 Canadian Oak Chardonnay – Vintages TBD – $21.95 – ****1/2 – The nose is rich and complex there is Pineapple, Peach, Vanilla and a hint of something funky. It really doesn’t get more local than this wine. The barrel is made with Canadian Oak and the grapes are fermented with indigenous yeasts. It would seem that with the past few vintages this wine pushes the bar a little bit higher. It’s perfectly balanced in…

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2012 Chateau des Charmes Blanc de Blancs

2012 Chateau des Charmes Blanc de Blancs

2012 Chateau des Charmes Blanc de Blancs – $28.95 – ****+ – Blanc de Blancs means that this bubbly is made with only Chardonnay. This style of Sparkling is quickly becoming my favorite in the province. The nose on this wine is creamy vanilla, citrus and fresh baked bread. This wine is rich and full in the mouth. The vanilla notes rill your whole mouth while the citrus and apple notes dance on your tongue….

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November 28 – 2011 Feathersone Joy Cuvée Sparkling – 2012 Karlo Gilmour Corazon

November 28 – 2011 Feathersone Joy Cuvée Sparkling – 2012 Karlo Gilmour Corazon

2011 Featherstone Joy Premium Cuvée Sparkling – Vintages 310334 – $34.95 – ****1/2 –  Joy is a perfect name for a sparkling wine. Try to open a bottle and not smile, I dare you. Made purely from Chardonnay and sealed with a crown cap this is one of my favorite sparkling wines in the province. The nose is rising bread with vanilla, lemon and lime the flavours match. There is a nice creamy texture on…

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