Wine Review – 2015 Malivoire Courtney Gamay – 2014 Flat Rock the Rusty Shed Chardonnay

Wine Review – 2015 Malivoire Courtney Gamay – 2014 Flat Rock the Rusty Shed Chardonnay

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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Wine Review – 2013 Wildass Red – 2015 Flat Rock Unplugged Chardonnay

Wine Review –  2013 Wildass Red – 2015 Flat Rock Unplugged Chardonnay

2015 Flat Rock Unplugged Chardonnay – Vintages 68015 – $16.00 – ***½+ – As far as unoaked Chardonnay from Ontario goes there is something a little magical about this wine. The nose is bright, fresh and clean with lemon and lime notes and a potent mineral note that sails over the fruit and pulls this wine together like the rug in the room of the Big Lebowski. This sits on the palate with a near-creaminess……

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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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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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2015 Flat Rock Chardonnay – 2015 Fielding Red Conception

2015 Flat Rock Chardonnay – 2015 Fielding Red Conception

2015 Flat Rock Chardonnay – Vintages 286278 – $18.95 – ****+ – Every vintage the Chardonnay from Flat Rock offers something to open with anticipation. The nose offers vanilla, orange and an apple note. There is a slight creaminess on the mid palate and balanced with nice acidity. The fruit really pushes into tropical territory with pineapple and tangerine. Coming in under twenty dollars this is one of the best value bottles from Ontario in…

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2015 Flat Rock Unplugged Chardonnay – 2012 Stratus Red

2015 Flat Rock Unplugged Chardonnay – 2012 Stratus Red

2015 Flat Rock Unplugged Chardonnay – Vintages 68015 – $16.00 – ***½+ – As far as unoaked Chardonnay from Ontario goes there is something a little magical about this wine. The nose is bright, fresh and clean with lemon and lime notes and a potent mineral note that sails over the fruit and pulls this wine together like the rug in the room of the Big Lebowski. This sits on the palate with a near-creaminess……

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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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Flat Rock Cellars (Feb 2016)

Flat Rock Cellars (Feb 2016)

Flat Rock has some great new wines hitting the shelves over the next few months. 2014 Unplugged Chardonnay – Vintages 068015 (Feb 20, 2016 Release) – $16.95 – ****+ – Who says Unoaked Chardonnay is boring? This wine brings bright Orange, Lemon and Apple on the nose. When you taste this wine the bright flavours match the nose but thanks to lees contact there is a slight creamy texture on the mid palate that helps…

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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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June 20 – 2012 Flat Rock Chardonnay – 2012 Wildass Red

June 20 – 2012 Flat Rock Chardonnay – 2012 Wildass Red

2012 Flat Rock Chardonnay – Vintages 286278 – $18.95 – **** – Great value and high quality from this wine that recently won a Gold Medal at the Ontario Wine Awards.  The nose is Vanilla, Pineapple and Apple.  Flavours match the nose with just hints of baking spice that linger on the finish. Simply put this wine is awesome, especially for the price. This wine will be spending some quality time on my patio this…

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