Kacaba Spring Roundup

Kacaba Spring Roundup

2014 Terraced Vineyard Syrah – $29.95 – ****1/2 – Whispers of soft white and black pepper work their way out of the glass and layer over soft red fruit. This is elegant and well balanced. Perfectly ripe fruit unravels on the palate with a hint of smoke peeking through on the finish. This is the definition of elegance, while you savor this wine it feels like a caress in your mouth. The wine finishes just…

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2014 Kacaba – some wines for Fall

2014 Kacaba – some wines for Fall

2014 Cabernet/Syrah – $24.95 – **** – This wine is driven by the Cabernet as the wine is made of 44% Cabernet Sauvignon and 29% Cabernet Franc. When I first opened the bottle I couldn’t figure out where the Syrah was hiding. For the first 30 minutes the bottle was open it was Raspberry, Cherry, Blackberry galore. The tannin is already relaxed and this wine is easy drinking. After that thirty minute mark spice started…

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Kacaba – Wines for the Summer

Kacaba – Wines for the Summer

2015 Effervescence – $29.95 – **** – It’s great to see Kacaba include a sparkling wine in the portfolio. The aromas on this wine are very strong green apple with a bit of lime zest. The flavours on this wine very much match the nose but bring a nice layer of minerality on the mid palate through the finish. This is a blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Riesling. It was made using Charmat method…

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Kacaba – 2014 Oak Aged Chardonnay/2013 Terraced Vineyard Syrah

Kacaba – 2014 Oak Aged Chardonnay/2013 Terraced Vineyard Syrah

2014 Oak Aged Chardonnay – $24.95 – ****+ – Primary fermentation was done in stainless steel tanks, which is why this is not called barrel fermented. The Oak flavours on this wine are very well integrated and do not overpower very nice citrus fruit flavours. This wine is lots of lemon and granny smith on the nose and in the glass with just hints of vanilla and toasted oak on the finish. The acidity on…

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Harvest Ontario – iYellow Wine Club

Harvest Ontario – iYellow Wine Club

Someone found a new favorite wine on November 5th. At the Great Hall in Toronto sixteen wineries arrived to share a piece of the harvest with the city. I had never been to the great hall but the venue was great for a walk around tasting. The iYellow crew really pulled off a fantastic event. The best thing about having wineries come to the city is for many of us we fall into a rut…

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Kacaba Syrah – The Beauty and The Beast (Oct 2015)

Kacaba Syrah – The Beauty and The Beast (Oct 2015)

I guess I should stop calling myself a Syrah doubter. I don’t think that everyone should make it, or have it planted in Niagara but there are a few wineries who are consistently doing it well. Kacaba would be one of those wineries. 2013 Silver Bridge Vineyard Syrah – $29.95 – ****+ – This is the beast! The nose is smoky and meaty. It almost feels as though it’s punching its way out of the glass and…

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Kacaba – Time to BBQ (July 2015)

Kacaba – Time to BBQ (July 2015)

2013 Merlot – ****+ – $24.95 – Winery Only – This wine is stunning! The nose is ripe aromas of smoke with black currant, blackberry and coffee. The nose almost fools you because it is restrained and elegant. Once the wine hits your tongue prepare for a wake up call. There is Raspberry, Blueberry, Blackberry, Currant with Coffee and Cocoa notes on the finish. The tannin is very firm in this wine. There is some…

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Kacaba Summer Wines

Kacaba Summer Wines

2014 Jennifer’s Pinot Gris – Winery Only – $17.95 – ****1/2 – Let’s face it, Pinot Gris is generally boring, inoffensive and tasteless.  This wine from Kacaba is anything but.  Your eyes don’t deceive you, this has a beautiful pink hue to it.  Subtle flavours of apple, peach are layered over cranberry, strawberry with nice grapefruit notes to round out the package.  Perfectly balanced and very dry.  There is so much going on in the glass…

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Valentine’s Day at Home – Easy Recipes with Simple Wine Pairings.

Valentine’s Day at Home – Easy Recipes with Simple Wine Pairings.

Let’s face it.  Valentine’s Day can be a pain if you don’t know how to cook.  If you didn’t make reservations ahead of time you could be stuck waiting for a table for a very long time.  I am here to save you… Not to mention if you eat at home you have more money to buy a better bottle of wine (yes… this is how my brain works… no… you shouldn’t be surprised).  Here…

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Eye on Kacaba – Wines for Summer!

I love Kacaba in the summer.  My fridge is rarely absent of the Unoaked Chardonnay which is one of the best made in Ontario.  We are fortunate enough to have three fantastic summer wines coming from this winery this summer. 2013 Rebecca Rosé – LCBO 227025 – $14.95 – Slightly off-dry and loaded with flavours of Watermelon and Strawberries.  With nice acidity on the finish you get just a hint of the sweetness on the…

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