Wine Review March 18, 2012 – 2009 Kacaba Gypsy Red – 2009 Creekside Laura’s White

Well it’s a little early in the year, but the nice weather doesn’t seem to be on it’s way out anytime soon.  Personally I like it to be a little warmer to toss back a few beers on a hot summer day … but that’s the great thing about wine, it pairs with all weather.  One of the great thing about the wines this week is they have very fun labels, a great price and…

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Wine Review February 26, 2012 – 2010 Trius Red – 2009 Cave Spring Indian Summer Late Harvest Riesling

2010 Trius Red – $21.95 – VINTAGES 303800 – This is one of those wines I would consider a staple.  It was one of the first to be done very well, and also for many people this is the benchmark for how great a Bordeaux style blend can be.  This is a great wine from the 2010 vintage and the first Trius` Rednew from winemaker Craig McDonald.  I did find this to be a little…

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Wine Review January 15, 2012 – 2010 Gypsy White – 2007 Greenlane Greetings Cabernet Merlot

2010 Gypsy White (Kacaba) – $11.95 – LCBO 215053 – I know that I heap high praise on many of the wines that I review, but this is the best wine at this price at the LCBO.  While last year the Gypsy White was filled with melon flavours and a little more subtle on the finish.  This is a very good offering, that while there is a strong pressence of Canteloupe and Honeydew, there is…

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Wine Review December 4, 2011 – Calamus 2008 Cosmic Red – Cave Spring 2009 Chardonnay

Calamus 2008 Cosmic Red – VINTAGES 258129 – $17.95 –  Calamus has once again created an excellent Red Blend.  Typical of the other 2008 Cabernets I have reviewed this is a very fruit forward wine.  But as with any of the wines I highly recommend this is all about balance.  What I mean by this is that while there is a strong pressence of Blackberry, Plum, and Currant hidden underneath is Vanilla with a slight…

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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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