Wine Review November 6, 2011 – Inniskillin Tenacity Red – 2009 Family Tree White

Inniskillin Tenacity Red – LCBO 264788 – $13.95 – Inniskillin has thrown their hat into the ring of a long list of wineries releasing “budget” blends.  My favorite part of this trend however is seeing different grape combinations that you don’t normally see (a traditional Bordeaux blend is Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Merlot).  This wine is a blend of Cab-Franc, Pinot Noir and Merlot.  The only thing that you really need to be aware…

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Wine Review October 30, 2011 – 2009 Megalomaniac Homegrown Red – 2008 Kacaba Unoaked Chardonnay

2009 Megalomaniac Homegrown Red – LCBO 260364 – $16.95 – Here is another red that just like last week drinks great right out of the bottle.  It is a more traditional Bordeaux blend with Cabernet and Merlot, so it feels like I’m getting back to basics after some more interesting red blends (Red Palette Oct 16, Famly Tree Red Oct 9).  While there are notes of black pepper just as you would expect from Cabernet…

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Wine Review October 23, 2011 – 2008 Kacaba Meritage – 2010 Henry of Pelham Pinot Grigio

2008 Kacaba Meritage – LCBO101477 – $16.95 – After several weeks of Red wines that maybe need a push or two to make them over the top good I had to bring it back to simplicity.  This is an excellent well rounded red blend that is great right out of the bottle.  Like with many other Kacaba wines it benefits from a little exposure to air.  I love a bottle of wine like this for…

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Wine Review October 9, 2011 – Union White – Family Tree Red

Union White – LCBO 197145 – $13.95 – While this may not be the perfect match to your Turkey this will be the perfect wine to pair with appetizers or with your dessert.  It’s a blend of Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Gewurztraminer, and Chardonnay.  This wine has very crisp clean flavours and just enough acidity that it doesn’t linger in the mouth, so it will not conflict with anything that you’re serving.  This is a very…

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