2027 Cellars – the virtual winery you should know about

2027 Cellars – the virtual winery you should know about

2027 Queenston Road 2013 Pinot Noir – Vintages 361832 – $35.00 – ****½ – This is a near perfect expression of St David’s Bench Pinot Noir. There is nice earthiness and slightly floral qualities that rise out of the glass. The earthiness to this wine is vivid like a damp morning in the fall. Once you get past this heaviness you move onto bright Cherry flavours. The fruit is perfectly ripe and it just sits…

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Sep 23 – 2014 Featherstone Canadian Oak Chardonnay – 2013 Foreign Affair Apologetic Red

Sep 23 – 2014 Featherstone Canadian Oak Chardonnay –  2013 Foreign Affair Apologetic Red

2014 Canadian Oak Chardonnay – Vintages 149302 – $21.95 – ****1/2 – The nose is rich and complex there is Pineapple, Peach, Vanilla and a hint of something funky. It really doesn’t get more local than this wine. The barrel is made with Canadian Oak and the grapes are fermented with indigenous yeasts. It would seem that with the past few vintages this wine pushes the bar a little bit higher. It’s perfectly balanced in…

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Featherstone for Summer

Featherstone for Summer

2014 Canadian Oak Chardonnay – Vintages TBD – $21.95 – ****1/2 – The nose is rich and complex there is Pineapple, Peach, Vanilla and a hint of something funky. It really doesn’t get more local than this wine. The barrel is made with Canadian Oak and the grapes are fermented with indigenous yeasts. It would seem that with the past few vintages this wine pushes the bar a little bit higher. It’s perfectly balanced in…

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Chef and Somm: Jedi Level Wine Pairings

Chef and Somm: Jedi Level Wine Pairings

April 5th I was invited to a dinner hosted by Chef and Somm. This was the second time I have had the opportunity to enjoy a meal prepared by Chef Eyal Liebman and Sommelier Rebecca Meir-Liebman. You can read about my last meal here. Needless to say I was excited to have an opportunity to enjoy the meal and I did not leave disappointed. The attention to detail was apparent with a pairing of Mooshmallow…

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Southbrook: 2016 is Coming…

Southbrook: 2016 is Coming…

I recently had the chance to taste through a couple of the new releases from Southbrook. The “Whimsy” line is being replaced with the “Estate Grown Small Lot” line. I’m not sure it has the same ring to it that Whimsy does, but the wines are beautiful. Consider this your teaser trailer to what is yet to come from Southbrook in 2016. 2013 Cabernet Franc “201” – $34.95 – Winery Only – ****+ – This…

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Back 10 Cellars – 2014 Start from Scratch Chardonnay

Back 10 Cellars – 2014 Start from Scratch Chardonnay

2014 Back 10 Cellars Start from Scratch Chardonnay – Winery Only – $27.94 – ****1/2 – I hesitate while I write these notes… because there isn’t a lot of this wine made. This wine is for the hardcore locavore. Canadian Oak and Indigenous Yeast make this as truly Canadian as you can get in your winemaking. The nose is roasted pineapple and vanilla with hints of baking spice and just a little bit of funk…

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