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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2012 Redstone Reserve Cabernet Franc – 2013 Henry of Pelham Family Tree White

2012 Redstone Reserve Cabernet Franc – 2013 Henry of Pelham Family Tree White

2013 Henry of Pelham Family Tree White – Vintages 251116 – $17.95 – ****+ – Simply put, I love this wine. There is a nice acid backbone to this bottle that keeps it food friendly. This is a blend of viognier, gewurztraminer, chardonnay and chardonnay musqué. There should be no surprise that aromas of white flower climb out of the glass and dance lightly with peach, pear, pineapple and pushes up to passion fruit. There…

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Wine Review August 9 – 2011 Le Clos Jordanne Village Reserve Pinot Noir – 2010 Family Tree White

2011 Le Clos Jordanne Village Reserve Pinot Noir – Vintages 33894 – $30.00 – Would you call me crazy for calling this a value wine?  Even at thirty dollars this is well worth the price of admission for a wine that is a perfect balance of fruit and earth with nice soft acidity on the finish.  The aroma is Cherry and slight Vanilla.  Flavours on this wine are Cherry and Raspberry.  Then it moves to…

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Wine Review May 31 – 2012 Henry of Pelham Family Tree Red – 2011 Vineland Estates Chardonnay Musqué

2012 Family Tree Red – Vintages 247882 – $18.95 – I have enjoyed every vintage of the Family Tree Red wines from Henry of Pelham, but this is a standout.  Great black pepper and spice finish to this wine that is mostly Shiraz and lots of Cherry and Plum flavours for a Red that will pair perfect with Steak off the grill.  This is drinking very well now but should last for a few years…

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Wine Review December 16, 2012 – 2010 Henry of Pelham Family Tree Red – 2011 Lailey Unoaked Chardonnay

2010 Henry of Pelham Family Tree Red – VINTAGES 247882 – $18.95 – This wine is loaded with Black Currant, Plum and slight Black Pepper.  What really stood out on this wine was the long finish.  What this means is that the last bit of fruit and heavier smoky oak that rolls off the back of your tongue sits around for a long time.  What I love about this wine is it is perfect to…

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Wine Review November 11, 2012 – 2010 Peninsula Ridge AJ Lepp Vineyards Reserve Merlot – 2010 Henry of Pelham Family Tree White

2010 Peninsula Ridge AJ Lepp Vineyards Reserve Merlot – Vintages 299222 – $19.95 – A very interesting Merlot with an aroma of typical red fruits but the sensation is something I don’t find very often a damp, mossy, just after rain sensation that fills your nose.  It’s really wonderful!  The wine itself is very dry with a strong pressence of currant and a nice long, smooth finish.  This would pair well with grilled or roasted…

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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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