2016 Fielding Estate Rosé – 2010 Flat Rock Riddled Sparkling

2016 Fielding Estate Rosé – 2010 Flat Rock Riddled Sparkling

2010 Flat Rock Riddled Sparkling – Vintages 383315 – $29.95 – ****+ – Sealed with a crown cap we have another bottle of unassuming sparkling wine available for the masses. Aromas of baking bread and Granny Smith apple rise out of the glass. But what makes this wine special is the concentration of the fruit is intense and satisfying. The bright crisp acidity greets your palate exactly how you would expect from great sparkling wine,…

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2014 2027 Wismer Vineyard Foxcroft Block Chardonnay – 2015 Fielding Cabernet Franc

2014 2027 Wismer Vineyard Foxcroft Block Chardonnay –  2015 Fielding Cabernet Franc

2014 2027 Wismer Vineyard Foxcroft Block Chardonnay – Vintages 421362 – $22.95 – ****½+ – This may be the most underpriced bottle of wine from Ontario to hit the shelves of the LCBO. The intensity of this wine is almost in contradiction to the balance in this bottle. The vanilla note is layered over roasted apple and baking spice. There is a nice mineral note that lingers after nice acidity to keep this from sitting…

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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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Oct 21 – 2013 Southbrook Triomphe Cabernet Franc – 2014 Fielding Estate Bottled Riesling

Oct 21 – 2013 Southbrook Triomphe Cabernet Franc – 2014 Fielding Estate Bottled Riesling

2013 Southbrook Triomphe Cabernet Franc – Vintages 275958 – $21.95 – **** – I submit this wine as evidence that we should be flying the Franc flag high over the vineyards of Ontario. 2013 was a fairly typical summer in Niagara and this is reflected well in the bottle. This is not a wine that needs to spend time in your cellar, it’s drinking great right now and will make a perfect match to some…

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Aug 5 – 2015 Megalomaniac Narcissist Riesling – 2013 Fielding Red Conception

Aug 5 – 2015 Megalomaniac Narcissist Riesling – 2013 Fielding Red Conception

2013 Fielding Red Conception – Vintages 189183 – Price $18.95 – ****+ – Once again Fielding brings us a wine that has the ability to sit in a cellar for a few years and maybe improve. But, this is a perfect wine for anyone looking for a premium bottle, but someone who doesn’t have the patience to wait to build a collection. This is a blend of Cabernet Franc, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. The…

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Feb 13 – 2014 Tinhorn Creek Gewurztraminer – 2012 Fielding Red Conception

Feb 13 – 2014 Tinhorn Creek Gewurztraminer – 2012 Fielding Red Conception

2014 Tinhorn Creek Gewurztraminer – Vintages 904185 – $18.95 – ****+ – Let me get the food pairing out of the way immediately with this note. This is not a review to tell you to pair this with Asian cuisine — even though it does pair very well. This is a note to tell you to fry up some perogies (or pierogies) pick up some sausages and saurkraut and put it together. Spring is on…

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January 9 – 2014 Fielding Unoaked Chardonnay – 2012 Rockway Vineyards Small Lot Block 11-140 Cabernet Franc

January 9 – 2014 Fielding Unoaked Chardonnay – 2012 Rockway Vineyards Small Lot Block 11-140 Cabernet Franc

2014 Fielding Unoaked Chardonnay – Vintages 164491 – $14.95 – **** – The moment I am writing this review we are getting a taste of Winter. I think it’s appropriate to pour this wine as a taste of Summer. Aromas and flavours of Apple, Peach and Melon. This is straightforward and uncomplicated with nice acidity. Bright crisp acidity on the finish makes this a great match to Roast Chicken or Seafood. 2012 Rockway Vineyards Small Lot…

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March 14 – 2013 Fielding Unoaked Chardonnay – 2012 Keint-He Voyageur Pinot Noir

March 14 – 2013 Fielding Unoaked Chardonnay – 2012 Keint-He Voyageur Pinot Noir

2013 Fielding Unoaked Chardonnay – Vintages 164491 – $14.95 – ***1/2 – Apple, and Lemon.  This is easy drinking white wine with refreshing acidity on the finish.  The great thing about Unoaked Chardonnay is that it is unpretentious and easy drinking.  This wine makes me yearn for summer… It will make a great patio sipper. 2012 Keint-He Voyageur Pinot Noir – Vintages 373407 – $18.00 – **** – Delicious well priced Pinot Noir, simply put….

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Wine Review – Rosé for Mother’s Day!

Tomorrow is Mother’s Day and I love getting my mom something special to enjoy.  The great thing about Rosé is that it is still something that most people don’t drink as their “go to” wine of choice.  When you start talking to people about pink wine it tends to conjure up images of blush zinfandel.  Rosé is not the sickly, sweet pink wine of days past.  Wineries have been making what I can only describe…

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Wine Review April 12 – 2012 Trius Red – 2013 Fielding Estate Sauvignon Blanc

2012 Trius Red – Vintages 303800 – $22.95 – A few weeks ago I got an email stating that Craig McDonald, winemaker at Trius had made his best Trius Red… period.  I am a fan of this wine because I feel this is a benchmark for full bodied Red wine in Ontario.  2012 was one of the best vintages ever for Ontario.  This wine is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot.  If…

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