Wine Review – 2014 Henry of Pelham Family Tree Red – 2015 Creekside Iconoclast Sémillon/Sauvignon Blanc

Wine Review – 2014 Henry of Pelham Family Tree Red – 2015 Creekside Iconoclast Sémillon/Sauvignon Blanc

2015 Creekside Iconoclast Sémillon/Sauvignon Blanc – Vintages 520627 -$22.95 – ***½+ – There is a charred wood aroma layered over tropical and citrus fruits on the nose. There flavours of lemon and passion fruit with a hint of grassiness tossed in for good measure. The finish is bright and crisp with a nice mineral note. 2014 Henry of Pelham Family Tree Red – Vintages 247882 – $18.95 – **** – I always look forward to…

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Wine Review – 2014 Iconoclast Syrah – 2014 Riverview Angelina’s Reserve Gewurztraminer

Wine Review – 2014 Iconoclast Syrah – 2014 Riverview Angelina’s Reserve Gewurztraminer

2014 Riverview Angelina’s Reserve Gewurztraminer – Vintages 511642 – $17.15 – ***½+ – This wine is truly all about the texture and the acidity. There is a bit of sweetness that starts to creep up after you take your first sip, but it’s immediately washed away by nice acidity. The aromas and flavours are rose petal and tropical with a nice spicy note that brings up the rear. 2014 Iconoclast Syrah – Vintages 471797 –…

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2013 Domaine Queylus Tradition Pinot Noir – 2016 Creekside Cabernet Rosé

2013 Domaine Queylus Tradition Pinot Noir – 2016 Creekside Cabernet Rosé

2013 Domaine Queylus Tradition Pinot Noir – Vintages 392738 – $29.95 – **** – Aromas of ripe cherry with a note of vanilla and a slight earthiness. This checks all the boxes for what you expect from Pinot Noir from Ontario. Ripe fruit opens up on the palate and there is a nice hint of baking spice on the finish. Nice acidity keeps this light and easy drinking. Simply put this is a great bottle…

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Creekside – Spring 2017

Creekside – Spring 2017

I stopped by Creekside as one of my first winery visits for 2017. It has been a while since i’ve stopped but the recent releases making their way to Toronto through Vintages have been fantastic. Needless to say there is a lot to look forward to available from Creekside. From a winery that has a reputation for their Syrah there is certainly a lot more to this place than Syrah these days. 2015 Marianne Riesling…

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2015 Dirty Laundry Woo Woo Vines Gewurztraminer – 2013 Creekside Cabernet Franc

2015 Dirty Laundry Woo Woo Vines Gewurztraminer – 2013 Creekside Cabernet Franc

2015 Dirty Laundry Woo Woo Vines Gewurztraminer – Vintages 245140 – $18.95 – Whether it’s Niagara or the Okanagan Canada is kind of doing it’s own thing when it comes to Gewurztraminer. The texture of the wine typically falls halfway between what you would expect from Alsace or Germany. There is nice acidity that helps keep this from sitting too heavy on the palate. There is nice rose petal and lychee – it’s pretty much…

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Terroir and Beef

Terroir and Beef

I love the word terroir. Terroir basically has to do with what affects the flavour of a wine. The soil, weather, and climate all have an effect on the fruit that comes from the vine that ends up in your bottle. I have given a lot to how Terroir can apply to everything we eat. I am shameless about the fact I grew up in Saskatchewan, and when I moved to Ontario I noticed immediately…

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Nov 4 – 2013 Creekside Iconoclast Syrah – 2014 Cave Spring Riesling Icewine

Nov 4 – 2013 Creekside Iconoclast Syrah – 2014 Cave Spring Riesling Icewine

2014 Cave Spring Riesling Icewine – Vintages 447441 – $49.95 – ****½ – There is something really special about this wine. The aroma has this pressence of Caramel Corn and it’s just so satisfying to have something almost savory right off the hop. Riesling Icewine tends to keep its acidity and this is no exception. There are flavours of Canned Peaches, Apricot, and Honey. Sip carefully and serve with pâté, and firm cheeses. 2013 Creekside…

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June 24 – 2013 Cave Spring Estate Bottled Gewürztraminer – 2015 Creekside Cabernet Rosé

June 24 – 2013 Cave Spring Estate Bottled Gewürztraminer – 2015 Creekside Cabernet Rosé

2013 Cave Spring Estate Bottled Gewürztraminer – Vintages 302059 – $17.95 – ****+ – This is somewhat restrained on the nose and less perfumed than I had expected from this wine. There are great aromas of lychee and rose petal, and hints of spice added to the mix. The flavours on the wine match the restrained nose. The texture on this wine is heavy on the mid palate. There is a nice oily texture to…

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Feb 27 – 2014 Creekside Estate Marianne Hill Riesling – 2013 Peller Estates Private Reserve Gamay Noir

Feb 27 – 2014 Creekside Estate Marianne Hill Riesling – 2013 Peller Estates Private Reserve Gamay Noir

2014 Creekside Estate Marianne Hill Riesling – Vintages 443572 – $19.95 – ***** – Here is your first perfect score of 2016. This wine came out of left field from a winery that is better known for Syrah. The nose offers a nice mineral quality on top of lemon, lime and golden delicious apple. The flavours of this wine are lemon, peach, and apple. A perfect harmony of acidity and sugar. This wine has a…

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Creekside Sparkling Wines

Creekside Sparkling Wines

2012 Creekside Sauvignon Blanc Backyard Bubbly – $24.95 – Winery Only – ****+ – What I found most interesting about this wine was the texture. There is a nice creamy texture that takes over your mid palate … when you serve this wine right out of the fridge you might guess it’s a sparkling Riesling. The bright citrus flavours of this wine dominate the palate along with the wonderful texture. As the wine starts to…

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