Wine Review – 2011 Patrick Chan Sparkling Blanc de Blancs – 2016 North 42 Degrees Cabernet Franc

Wine Review – 2011 Patrick Chan Sparkling Blanc de Blancs – 2016 North 42 Degrees Cabernet Franc

2011 Patrick Chan Sparkling Blanc de Blancs – Vintages 546291 – $29.95 – ****+ – This is a bottle worth picking up to enjoy while watching the Olympics. The nose offers a nice bready note with citrus. The flavours have some nice depth with apple and spice layered over lemon drop and has nice intensity. Crisp acidity comes on the finish keeping this wine light and clean on the finish. At this price point this…

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Wine Review – 2010 Viewpointe Cabernet Franc – Trius Brut Rosé

Wine Review – 2010 Viewpointe Cabernet Franc – Trius Brut Rosé

Trius Brut Rosé – Vintages 184309 – $29.95 – **** – There’s a nice balance between citrus and red fruit on the nose. Nice depth on the palate that really opens up when if you let it sit on your tongue. Food pairings are endless for this wine as it finishes nice and clean. The short story about this rosé is that it’s a great bottle of pink bubbly. 2010 Viewpointe Cabernet Franc – Vintages…

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Muscedere – pronounced Moo-Said-Ray

Muscedere – pronounced Moo-Said-Ray

I want to start this post with a pronunciation clarification. This winery is named for the Muscedere family and it’s pronounced Moo-Said-Ray. Muscedere Vineyards is a family run winery in the Lake Erie North Shore. I had the opportunity to taste some of their wines last year and it’s something that stuck with me. When you visit the Muscedere website you can see that they still offer many back vintages from the stellar 2012 harvest….

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Viewpointe Wines

Viewpointe Wines

I had a chance to taste the big bluff wines that you can now find in the regular list of your local LCBO.  There are a few other offerings that you can find in the vintages section as well.  What I do know is that between the new offerings from Colio, Cooper’s Hawk, Pelee Island, and now Viewpointe I am long overdue to make a visit to the Lake Erie North Shore.  I am planning…

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Winery Profile – Viewpointe Big Bluff Wines

Winery Profile – Viewpointe Big Bluff Wines

2011 Big Bluff Red – LCBO 404046 – $12.95 – ***1/2 – Cabernet Franc, Pinot Noir, Petit Verdot and Merlot make for an interesting blend.  The back of the bottle says the mission is “to Showcase the character and quality of Essex Region wines.”  Priced very well you have a wine that is smoky on the nose with raspberry and strawberry driving this medium bodied wine that has a smooth finish.  Priced to drink right…

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