Wine Reviews – Megalomaniac

Wine Reviews – Megalomaniac

My last trip to Niagara in 2017 included a stop at Megalomaniac. THIS is the visit I have been waiting for as the wines that are currently available at Megalomaniac are the first that have been made start to finish by Winemaker Sebastian Jacquey. The white wines available over the past couple vintages have been exciting, and it has been interesting to see what Sebastian has done with Riesling. But, John Howard has staked his…

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Wine Review February 21 – 2013 Burning Kiln Stick Shaker Savagnin – 2010 Ridgepoint Merlot

Wine Review February 21 – 2013 Burning Kiln Stick Shaker Savagnin – 2010 Ridgepoint Merlot

Both wines in this weeks review are made in an appassimento style.  This means that some of the grapes used to make the wine have been left to dry before they were pressed.  Drying the grapes allows some of the water to evaporate and concentrate the juices and sugars.  The fruit flavours in the wine are generally more intense, and there is a little more alcohol in these wines. 2013 Burning Kiln Stick Shaker Savagnin…

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Wine Review April 15, 2012 – Cattail Creek 2009 Pinot Noir – Megalomaniac 2010 Eccentric Savagnin

2009 Cattail Creek Pinot Noir – $18.95 – VINTAGES 257303 – I am still hesitant when I open up a bottle of Ontario Pinot Noir because of my own experiences with some less than stellar offerings.  This is one of those wines that is so good, and so easy to enjoy it can change your mind about Pinot Noir.  When I open a bottle of wine I pour it into the glass and take my…

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