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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Terroir and Beef

Terroir and Beef

I love the word terroir. Terroir basically has to do with what affects the flavour of a wine. The soil, weather, and climate all have an effect on the fruit that comes from the vine that ends up in your bottle. I have given a lot to how Terroir can apply to everything we eat. I am shameless about the fact I grew up in Saskatchewan, and when I moved to Ontario I noticed immediately…

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Oct 7 – 2011 Stoney Ridge Excellence Chardonnay – 2013 Redstone Cabernet

Oct 7 – 2011 Stoney Ridge Excellence Chardonnay – 2013 Redstone Cabernet

2011 Stoney Ridge Excellence Chardonnay – Vintages 254243 – $17.95 – ****+ – It has been nearly a year since I last wrote about this wine. While the price has gone down by seven dollars, I feel that this wine has still improved. This wine offers intense tropical flavours and aromas all wrapped in vanilla. Needless to say be prepared to enjoy something that has spend some time in oak barrels. Be mindful of serving…

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June 6 – 2012 Redstone Cabernet – 2013 Hidden Bench Estate Riesling

June 6 – 2012 Redstone Cabernet – 2013 Hidden Bench Estate Riesling

2013 Hidden Bench Estate Riesling – Vintages 183491 – $23.95 – **** – Hidden Bench is a great producer and I had a chance to visit them in December.  It was great to get a chance to re-taste this wine.  There is great mineral on the nose with apple and lemon.  This wine is perfectly balanced with nice bright acidity and just a hint of sweetness on the finish.  This will make a great addition…

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Wine Review February 7 – 2011 Redstone Chardonnay – 2012 Huff Cuvée Janine Sparkling Rosé

Wine Review February 7 – 2011 Redstone Chardonnay – 2012 Huff Cuvée Janine Sparkling Rosé

2011 Redstone Chardonnay – Vintages 398966 – $18.95 – **** – I don’t often like to dwell on the price of the wines I talk about … the main thing I am looking for with all my reviews is value.  That being said I think we can officially put to bed the statement that there are no good Ontario Chardonnay’s under the twenty dollar mark.  This is an excellent showing from Redstone.  There is a…

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Eye on Redstone

2010 Redstone Reserve Cabernet Franc – Vintages 381244 – $29.95 – It’s been awhile since I’ve reviewed something pressing close to the thirty dollar mark… but trust me this one is good.  Great dark fruit with a bit of spice and cocoa on the finish.  This is drinking great now but will age for at least another 5 years.  Great to pair with grilled or roasted red meats or enjoy on it’s own. 2011 Redstone…

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Wine Review July 12 – 2010 Redstone Reserve Cabernet Franc – 2013 Featherstone Gewurztraminer

2010 Redstone Reserve Cabernet Franc – Vintages 381244 – $29.95 – It’s been awhile since I’ve reviewed something pressing close to the thirty dollar mark… but trust me this one is good.  Great dark fruit with a bit of spice and cocoa on the finish.  This is drinking great now but will age for at least another 5 years.  Great to pair with grilled or roasted red meats or enjoy on it’s own. 2013 Gewurztraminer…

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