Coyote’s Run – Spring Visit

Coyote’s Run – Spring Visit

This post is long overdue. I had a chance to visit Coyote’s Run in March of this year and haven’t had a chance to go over the wines. Coyote’s Run is one of my favorite places to visit in the province because they remind that I love Pinot Noir, but also that I can buy great Pinot Noir that I can afford. Red Paw and Black Paw vineyard Pinot are in my house often year…

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April 1 – 2014 Cave Spring Estate Bottled Chardonnay Musqué – 2013 Coyote’s Run Red Paw Pinot Noir

April 1 – 2014 Cave Spring Estate Bottled Chardonnay Musqué – 2013 Coyote’s Run Red Paw Pinot Noir

2014 Cave Spring Estate Bottled Chardonnay Musqué – Vintages 246579 – $16.95 – **** – Chardonnay Musqué is something special that you don’t see very often. It’s light and crisp with apple and citrus notes. This wine has everything you expect from an Ontario Chardonnay but there is this floral quality that just pokes it’s way through. This wine has a nice creamy texture on the mid palate and the finish is bright, crisp and…

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Taste the Season 2015

Taste the Season 2015

I love “Taste the Season”. It’s a passport event hosted by the wineries of Niagara-on-the-Lake and it takes place weekends in November. I’m going to let everyone in on a secret. If you’re ready to take your wine geekdom to the next level the best time of the year to visit your favorite winery is in the fall or winter. You are presented with two opportunities in November that you may not get a chance…

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Dec 5 – 2014 Inniskillin Vidal Sparkling Icewine – 2013 Coyote’s Run Rare Vintage Chardonnay

Dec 5 – 2014 Inniskillin Vidal Sparkling Icewine – 2013 Coyote’s Run Rare Vintage Chardonnay

2014 Inniskillin Vidal Sparkling Icewine – Vintages 560367 – $79.95 – ****1/2 – This wine is for those of you who are full on sick of Icewine. There are bubbles in the glass when you pour this wine and they are amazing. The flavours are everything you would expect from very good vidal icewine. The nose has honey, peach and citrus and the flavours match. The best part about this wine is having the bubbles…

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May 30 – 2013 Lailey Unoaked Chardonnay – 2013 Raven’s Roost Pinot Noir

May 30 – 2013 Lailey Unoaked Chardonnay – 2013 Raven’s Roost Pinot Noir

2013 Lailey Unoaked Chardonnay – Vintages 299776 – $14.95 – ****+ – Who said unoaked Chardonnay is boring? This offering from Lailey is excellent with a nice creamy texture on the palate. There are flavours of apple, peach, and melon with beautiful acidity on the finish. Nice light and crisp! This will make a match to chicken burgers, light pasta dishes, and seafood. Lailey is one of my favorite wineries from Niagara and this wine…

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Are you Black Paw or Red Paw? – Coyote’s Run Pinot Noir

Every year I look forward to the next vintage of the Coyote’s Run Pinot Noir from their Black Paw and Red Paw vineyards.  They set the benchmark for consistency and quality as far as affordable Pinot Noir is concerned in Niagara.  I find the question isn’t whether or not these wines are good … the question is whether you prefer the black or the red paw vineyard wines. 2012 Red Paw Vineyard Pinot Noir –…

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Wine Review October 31 – 2010 Coyote’s Run Rare Vintage Syrah – 2012 Peninsula Ridge McNally Vineyards Proprieter’s Reserve Pinot Noir – 2013 Tawse Sketches of Niagara Riesling

2010 Coyote’s Run Rare Vintage Syrah – Vintages 144774 – $32.95 – Wow!  I’m a Syrah skeptic but this one is truly fantastic.  When I tasted this wine I didn’t know the price either … So I assure you that even at this price it is well worth the price of admission.  This is a very big well put together Syrah.  Lots of very Smoky and Spicy flavours with clove really standing out.  Well integrated…

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Wine Review March 29, 2014 – 2012 Tawse Gamay Noir – 2012 Coyote’s Run Red Paw Chardonnay

2012 Tawse Gamay Noir – Vintages 322545 – $18.95 – Gamay is one of the most underrated varietals from Ontario.  This beautiful Gamay is loaded with flavours of Dark Cherry, Ripe Raspberry and just a bit of Pepper on the finish.  Even at $18.95 I can’t help but feel that this wine is underpriced … but I am not the only one who is in on the secret if last years vintage was any indication…

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Wine Review September 14 – SHINE ON

Shine On is the LCBO’s largest annual promotion of Ontario Wines.  This promotion launches on September 15th with the release of 26 new LCBO wines.  I had the chance to taste many of these wines and I can say that this is one of the most exciting releases of LCBO wines I have ever had the chance to try.  There are many wines that well exceed their price point including two Pinot Noir’s that come…

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Wine Review October 28, 2012 – 2010 Coyote’s Run Five Mile Red – 2010 Malivoire Gewurztraminer

2010 Coyote’s Run Five Mile Red – LCBO 283416 – $16.95 – Pinot Noir, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Syrah.  One of my favourite things about blended wines in Ontario is the rule book…  the one that clearly doesn’t exist.  How these four grapes were married into a bottle is beyond me, but what matters is the end result.  What you find in the Five Mile Red is fantastic balance where nothing is over-powering and you…

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