Cuvée 2016

Cuvée 2016

The Cuvée Grand Tasting 2016 took place March 5th at the Scotiabank Convention Centre. Every year I set out with the goal of tasting every wine at the event and every year I fall short. This year there were 48 wines in attendance. This year was also interesting because we are starting to see the warm vintage red wines from 2012 fade into the rear view mirror and we are really starting to see what…

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Icewine Gala and Festival 2016

Icewine Gala and Festival 2016

For anyone who has been reading my writing over the past few years they know that one of my mantras is that “Visiting wine country in the off season is the best time of year to do it”. This time of year the staff at the wineries have all taken a huge sigh of relief from the harvest that has just passed. The recent Icewine harvest took place a little later than usual thanks to…

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Wine Review January 27, 2013 – 2009 Flat Rock Chardonnay – 2011 Ravine Sand&Gravel Redcoat

2009 Flat Rock Chardonnay – VINTAGES 0286278 – $16.95 – I haven’t made any secret of the fact that I am not a fan of the descriptor “minerality”, however there really is no other word to describe this Chardonnay quite so well.  Balanced with flavours of apple with a nice creamy mouth feel and a lingering finish.  The finish is more than lingering a wine that can only be described as intense.  A nice acidity…

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