Wine Review: Seriously Cool

Wine Review: Seriously Cool

2016 Seriously Cool Chardonnay – LCOB 457481 – $14.95 – **** – Bright and crisp with a nice mouthfeel. Unoaked Chardonnay of this calibre is anything but boring. The aromas speak of peaches and apples with some citrus tossed in there. The flavours match the nose and are met with bright crisp acidity making this a food friendly solution for so many things. A great match to a fish fry or grilled chicken. 2013 Seriously…

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2015 Cave Spring Estate Bottled Chardonnay Musqué – 2013 David Hearn Limited Edition Cabernet/Merlot

2015 Cave Spring Estate Bottled Chardonnay Musqué – 2013 David Hearn Limited Edition Cabernet/Merlot

2015 Cave Spring Estate Bottled Chardonnay Musqué – Vintages 246579 – $16.95 – ***½ – This is a little more Chardonnay and a little less floral than previous vintages. The hallmark of Musqué are the white flower notes that mingle in with what you would expect from Chardonnay. This is unoaked with a nice mineral note that goes from start to finish that works nicely with green apple and citrus notes. This is a great…

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Henry of Pelham – a couple wines for Spring

Henry of Pelham – a couple wines for Spring

2015 Henry of Pelham Family Tree White – Vintages 251116 – $17.95 – ****+ – The blend on this wine is always a little different but every year this wine seems to deliver something delicious and unique. For 2015 the blend is mainly Viognier with Chardonnay, Gewurztraminer and Chardonnay Musqué. There is a nice presence of oak in this wine and it helps balance out the floral qualities from the aromatic grapes in this bottle….

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Megalomaniac (Aug 2016)

Megalomaniac (Aug 2016)

It has been a little while since I visited Megalomaniac. I still maintain that Frank Cabernet is one of the best value wines in the province. I did need to make time to stop by as many of the 2012 wines have been released. It should also be noted that they have a new winemaker in Sebastien Jacquey, who comes to Megalomaniac from Le Clos Jordanne. Bubblehead – $27.95 – **** – This wine is…

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Aug 26 – 2009 Flat Rock Cellars Riddled Sparkling – 2014 Cave Spring Estate Bottled Chardonnay Musqué

Aug 26 – 2009 Flat Rock Cellars Riddled Sparkling – 2014 Cave Spring Estate Bottled Chardonnay Musqué

2009 Flat Rock Cellars Riddled Sparkling – Vintages 383315 – $29.95 – **** – Let me introduce this wine into evidence for my mounting case that we should be drinking sparkling wine all year round and without any special occasions. Thirty dollars may push the wine out of every day drinking, but for a sparkling wine of this quality from France you would be paying much more. This wine is all citrus and apple with…

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Seriously Cool Wines from Southbrook

Seriously Cool Wines from Southbrook

Southbrook is offering a couple new “entry level” wines with their Seriously Cool Red and White. The name seriously cool seems to draw it’s name from a few sources. The climate of the wine growing region and/or the fact that these wines come on the heels of two very cold winters. I have made no secret that I am a sucker for a snappy label and each version of these wines comes with your choice…

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September 5 – Peller Estates Ice Cuvée Rosé – 2013 Cave Spring Chardonnay Musqué

September 5 – Peller Estates Ice Cuvée Rosé – 2013 Cave Spring Chardonnay Musqué

Peller Estates Ice Cuvée Rosé – Vintages 113035 – $34.95 – **** – You don’t really expect a wine to transport you back to grade school when you taste it … but that’s what happened here. This wine tastes like fruit roll ups! This is absolutely not a bad thing. This is an off dry sparkling with candied strawberry and raspberry. Beautifully structured with nice acidity on the finish and bubbles helping to cleanse the…

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Marynissen (June 2015)

Marynissen (June 2015)

Marynissen isn’t a winery that many people are talking about these days. I have heard from other writer and people about the glory days of the winery and how great the wines were in the 90’s. Marynissen owns the oldest commercially planted Cabernet Sauvignon vines in the province. The winery has new ownership and the winemaking has been taking over by Gord Robert who was previously working at Stoney Ridge. I thought that it was…

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July 3 – 2014 Malivoire Musqué Spritz – 2013 Southbrook Triomphe Cabernet Franc

July 3 – 2014 Malivoire Musqué Spritz – 2013 Southbrook Triomphe Cabernet Franc

2014 Malivoire Musqué Spritz – Vintages 189670 – $19.95 – ***1/2+ – This is an essential wine for the summer on my patio.  It’s only 9% alcohol so it’s perfect to sip on a hot day… where it gets a little too easy to sip on wine.  Peach and Ginger are what fill your mouth with nice refreshing bubbles that help keep your palate refreshed.  This is an off dry wine but it still has…

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March 21 – 2013 Cave Spring Chardonnay Musqué – 2012 Pondview Reserve Cabernet/Merlot

March 21 – 2013 Cave Spring Chardonnay Musqué – 2012 Pondview Reserve Cabernet/Merlot

2012 Pondview Reserve Cabernet/Merlot – Vintages 307561 – $18.95 – ***1/2 – As the weather outside warms it’s time to start thinking about wines to eat with grilled meats.  This is one that will do the trick.  Fruit flavours in your glass will be Plum, Blackberry, and Blueberry with a nice finish that is mocha and slight spice.  2012 was a very warm summer in Ontario so the great news is that this wine is something…

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