Wine Review – Chardonnay from Flat Rock Cellars

Wine Review – Chardonnay from Flat Rock Cellars

2014 Flat Rock the Rusty Shed Chardonnay – Vintages 1552 – $26.95 – ****½ – This is awesome! When you put your first sip in your mouth it goes from cream corn, to pineapple, to vanilla, to orange, to peach – the depth to this wine is outstanding. What’s great is also a very nice concentration of flavours. Great acidity to this bottle keeps it from sitting too heavy on the palate and keeps it…

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Flat Rock – (Spring 2017)

Flat Rock – (Spring 2017)

2016 Flat Rock Pink Twisted – Vintages 39974 – $16.95 – ****+ – This screams summer as watermelon and raspberry make appearances in the glass. I hesitate to use the word “serious” to describe this wine, but there is nothing more serious and versatile at your table than a well balanced bottle of rosé. When you let this open up on the palate the fruit is raspberry, cherry, cranberry, watermelon and a bit of citrus…

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2014 Flat Rock Pinot Noir

2014 Flat Rock Pinot Noir

2014 Flat Rock Pinot Noir – Vintages 001545 – $20.20 – **** – This is solid Pinot Noir at a reasonable price. Bright red cherry on the nose with a nice earthiness. This wine is balanced with nice acidity but it finishes with a subtle earthiness. I know we don’t think about aging a bottle like this in a cellar but it will be interesting to see how the earthiness will evolve and make this…

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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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A Pair of Pink Wines to Enjoy in August

A Pair of Pink Wines to Enjoy in August

2015 Flat Rock Pink Twisted – Vintages 39974 – Price $16.95 – ****+ – The quality of Rosé that is on the market from Ontario wineries this spring is second to none. The aromas of watermelon, and candied cherry made me very happy. I love it when wines taste and smell a little like fruit roll ups. Hints of candied Cherry and Raspberry are what you find in the glass on a wine that finishes…

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Flat Rock – New Wines that Kick Ass!

Flat Rock – New Wines that Kick Ass!

I have just finished tasting through some of the new wines from Flat Rock that will be hitting the shelves of Vintages in the near future. Seriously though, these are wines we should all be excited about. We have spend so much time talking about 2010 and 2012 as hot summers and the quality of the Bordeaux style wines that Ontario has produced that I think we have forgotten that in the more typical summers…

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