Wine Review December 4, 2011 – Calamus 2008 Cosmic Red – Cave Spring 2009 Chardonnay

Calamus 2008 Cosmic Red – VINTAGES 258129 – $17.95 –  Calamus has once again created an excellent Red Blend.  Typical of the other 2008 Cabernets I have reviewed this is a very fruit forward wine.  But as with any of the wines I highly recommend this is all about balance.  What I mean by this is that while there is a strong pressence of Blackberry, Plum, and Currant hidden underneath is Vanilla with a slight…

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Wine Review November 27, 2011 – 2008 Rosehall Run Cold Creek Cabernet Franc – 2009 Stoney Ridge Excellence Chardonnay

2008 Rosehall Run Cold Creek Cabernet Franc – VINTAGES 149039 – $22.95 – I have raved about the Southbrook Triomphe Cabernet Franc for it’s value and this Wine would make an excellent dance partner if you want to see two different sides to the same grape variety, but different region in Ontario.  While the Triomphe has a more velvetty bold fruit flavour and texture on the palette this offering from Rosehall Run is more like…

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Wine Review October 9, 2011 – Union White – Family Tree Red

Union White – LCBO 197145 – $13.95 – While this may not be the perfect match to your Turkey this will be the perfect wine to pair with appetizers or with your dessert.  It’s a blend of Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Gewurztraminer, and Chardonnay.  This wine has very crisp clean flavours and just enough acidity that it doesn’t linger in the mouth, so it will not conflict with anything that you’re serving.  This is a very…

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Wine Review October 2, 2011 – Harbour Estates Midnight – Inniskillin Barrel Aged Chardonnay

Inniskillin Barrel Aged Chardonnay – $14.95 – This is a well rounded Chardonnay with a perfect amount of oak.  It has a creamy buttery feel on the palette with a bit of acid on the finish so it doesn’t linger in the mouth too long.  This is a perfect easy drinking wine that would pair perfectly with Turkey or Chicken.  However with the acidity in this wine it does make it easy to pair with…

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Wine Review September 11, 2011 – Pelee Island Monarch – Strewn Barrel Aged Chardonnay

2009 Pelee Island Monarch – LCBO 107763 – $10.45 – This is an interesting blend of Baco Noir, Marechal Foch and Zweigelt.  Not a very typical combination of grapes.  As I aid this morning though this wine is one of the reasons I do my reviews featuring Ontario wines.  In my mind a good Baco Noir is the signature of Ontario.  The thing I love about Baco is the earthiness found in the bottle.  This…

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