Wine Review – 2014 Bachelder Lowrey Vineyard Old Vines Pinot Noir – 2015 Cave Spring Chardonnay Musqué

Wine Review – 2014 Bachelder Lowrey Vineyard Old Vines Pinot Noir – 2015 Cave Spring Chardonnay Musqué

2015 Cave Spring Chardonnay Musqué – Vintages 246579 – $16.95 – ***½+ – A nice mineral note really tells the story in this bottle. The floral note in the Musqué is restrained compared to previous vintages, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. This makes it a little easier to pair with food. You will find nice orchard fruit and a citrus note that is swept away with nice palate cleansing acidity and the mineral…

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2015 Cave Spring Estate Bottled Chardonnay Musqué – 2013 David Hearn Limited Edition Cabernet/Merlot

2015 Cave Spring Estate Bottled Chardonnay Musqué – 2013 David Hearn Limited Edition Cabernet/Merlot

2015 Cave Spring Estate Bottled Chardonnay Musqué – Vintages 246579 – $16.95 – ***½ – This is a little more Chardonnay and a little less floral than previous vintages. The hallmark of Musqué are the white flower notes that mingle in with what you would expect from Chardonnay. This is unoaked with a nice mineral note that goes from start to finish that works nicely with green apple and citrus notes. This is a great…

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2012 Redstone Reserve Cabernet Franc – 2013 Henry of Pelham Family Tree White

2012 Redstone Reserve Cabernet Franc – 2013 Henry of Pelham Family Tree White

2013 Henry of Pelham Family Tree White – Vintages 251116 – $17.95 – ****+ – Simply put, I love this wine. There is a nice acid backbone to this bottle that keeps it food friendly. This is a blend of viognier, gewurztraminer, chardonnay and chardonnay musqué. There should be no surprise that aromas of white flower climb out of the glass and dance lightly with peach, pear, pineapple and pushes up to passion fruit. There…

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Henry of Pelham – a couple wines for Spring

Henry of Pelham – a couple wines for Spring

2015 Henry of Pelham Family Tree White – Vintages 251116 – $17.95 – ****+ – The blend on this wine is always a little different but every year this wine seems to deliver something delicious and unique. For 2015 the blend is mainly Viognier with Chardonnay, Gewurztraminer and Chardonnay Musqué. There is a nice presence of oak in this wine and it helps balance out the floral qualities from the aromatic grapes in this bottle….

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April 1 – 2014 Cave Spring Estate Bottled Chardonnay Musqué – 2013 Coyote’s Run Red Paw Pinot Noir

April 1 – 2014 Cave Spring Estate Bottled Chardonnay Musqué – 2013 Coyote’s Run Red Paw Pinot Noir

2014 Cave Spring Estate Bottled Chardonnay Musqué – Vintages 246579 – $16.95 – **** – Chardonnay Musqué is something special that you don’t see very often. It’s light and crisp with apple and citrus notes. This wine has everything you expect from an Ontario Chardonnay but there is this floral quality that just pokes it’s way through. This wine has a nice creamy texture on the mid palate and the finish is bright, crisp and…

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September 5 – Peller Estates Ice Cuvée Rosé – 2013 Cave Spring Chardonnay Musqué

September 5 – Peller Estates Ice Cuvée Rosé – 2013 Cave Spring Chardonnay Musqué

Peller Estates Ice Cuvée Rosé – Vintages 113035 – $34.95 – **** – You don’t really expect a wine to transport you back to grade school when you taste it … but that’s what happened here. This wine tastes like fruit roll ups! This is absolutely not a bad thing. This is an off dry sparkling with candied strawberry and raspberry. Beautifully structured with nice acidity on the finish and bubbles helping to cleanse the…

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Marynissen (June 2015)

Marynissen (June 2015)

Marynissen isn’t a winery that many people are talking about these days. I have heard from other writer and people about the glory days of the winery and how great the wines were in the 90’s. Marynissen owns the oldest commercially planted Cabernet Sauvignon vines in the province. The winery has new ownership and the winemaking has been taking over by Gord Robert who was previously working at Stoney Ridge. I thought that it was…

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Wine Review August 9 – 2011 Le Clos Jordanne Village Reserve Pinot Noir – 2010 Family Tree White

2011 Le Clos Jordanne Village Reserve Pinot Noir – Vintages 33894 – $30.00 – Would you call me crazy for calling this a value wine?  Even at thirty dollars this is well worth the price of admission for a wine that is a perfect balance of fruit and earth with nice soft acidity on the finish.  The aroma is Cherry and slight Vanilla.  Flavours on this wine are Cherry and Raspberry.  Then it moves to…

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Wine Review May 31 – 2012 Henry of Pelham Family Tree Red – 2011 Vineland Estates Chardonnay Musqué

2012 Family Tree Red – Vintages 247882 – $18.95 – I have enjoyed every vintage of the Family Tree Red wines from Henry of Pelham, but this is a standout.  Great black pepper and spice finish to this wine that is mostly Shiraz and lots of Cherry and Plum flavours for a Red that will pair perfect with Steak off the grill.  This is drinking very well now but should last for a few years…

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Wine Review October 5, 2013 – Chateau des Charmes St David’s Bench Cabernet Franc 2010 – Cave Spring Estate Bottled Chardonnay Musqué 2011

Cave Spring Estate Bottles Chardonnay Musqué 2011 – Vintages 246579 – $15.95 – Musqué is still one of my favorite unsung heroes from Ontario.  The floral aromas of this wine are one step away from reaching out of the glass and physically grabbing your nose.  Another fun thing about Musqué is that it has the tendency to taste sweeter than it is.  The floral flavours of this wine pair perfect with Asian cuisine… but this…

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