Wine Review – 2015 Icellars Arinna – 2015 Strewn Terroir Pinot Blanc

Wine Review – 2015 Icellars Arinna – 2015 Strewn Terroir Pinot Blanc

2015 Strewn Terroir Pinot Blanc – Vintages 520205 – $18.95 – ***½+ – Well this is interesting, it’s not as if there is a ton of Pinot Blanc from Ontario that makes it to the shelf. Rarity aside this is an easy drinking bottle of wine that is meant to be paired with spicy cuisine of all kinds. The aromas of white flower are layered over orchard fruit with a nice mineral note that lingers…

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Wine Review July 6, 2013 – Strewn Terroir Sauvignon Blanc 2011 – L’Evidence 2011

Strewn Terroir Sauvignon Blanc 2011 – VINTAGES 343897 – $17.95 – Sauvignon Blanc from Ontario is great, you usually end up with a wine that is a blend between bright Citrus notes and subtle herbaciousness.  When you compare Sauv Blanc from Ontario against those from New Zealand (if you haven’t heard … they are kind of known for their Sauv Blanc) you will find the flavours reversed; intense herbaciousness with suble fruit flavours.  This is…

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Mother’s Day May 11, 2013 – Gewurztraminer Special!

When I’m describing wine I will talk about certain aromas that I detect in the glass.  Sometimes it’s really easy to detect Cherry in a bottle of Pinot Noir… other times not so much.  For Mothers’ Day I have selected a panel of Gewurztraminer.  It’s hard to say (and spell) but very easy to enjoy!  The reason being that Gewurz generally has strong aromas of Roses.  You can often detect floral bouquets in wine (especially…

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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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