Wine Review – 2013 Wildass Red – 2015 Flat Rock Unplugged Chardonnay

Wine Review –  2013 Wildass Red – 2015 Flat Rock Unplugged Chardonnay

2015 Flat Rock Unplugged Chardonnay – Vintages 68015 – $16.00 – ***½+ – As far as unoaked Chardonnay from Ontario goes there is something a little magical about this wine. The nose is bright, fresh and clean with lemon and lime notes and a potent mineral note that sails over the fruit and pulls this wine together like the rug in the room of the Big Lebowski. This sits on the palate with a near-creaminess……

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2015 Wildass Merlot – 2011 Benjamin Bridge Brut Sparkling Wine

2015 Wildass Merlot – 2011 Benjamin Bridge Brut Sparkling Wine

2011 Benjamin Bridge Brut Sparkling Wine – Vintages 381533 – $49.95 – ****+ – This winery from Nova Scotia has been generating significant buzz for quite some time. This bottle is definitely one of the reasons why. With aromas that are nice and toasty with applesauce and citrus that climb out of the glass. This bottle is punching above it’s weight class if you were to pour this side by side with Champagne that is…

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2015 Vieni Gamay Noir – 2016 Wildass Rosé

2015 Vieni Gamay Noir – 2016 Wildass Rosé

2015 Vieni Gamay Noir – Vintages 498519 – $17.95 – ****½ – The intensity of everything in this wine will make you want to stand up and applaud it. The nose is rich black cherry and climbs out of the glass with such concentration it feels like an invasion of the senses. The concentration of fruit flavours in the glass feels like great cru Beaujolais. This finishes with nicely balanced acidity and a hint of…

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Vieni Momenti Extra Dry Sparkling Rosé – 2013 Wildass Red

Vieni Momenti Extra Dry Sparkling Rosé – 2013 Wildass Red

Vieni Momenti Extra Dry Sparkling Rosé – Vintages 486357 – $16.95 – ***½+ – The bottle says extra dry, but you will be doing a double take when you take your first nose of the wine in your glass. This smells like candied strawberry, and cherry – Everything about the aroma of this wine screams sweet and light. This is clearly designed to be enjoyed on a patio in the summer… and then you take…

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2015 Thirty Bench Winemaker’s Blend Double Noir – 2015 Wildass Riesling

2015 Thirty Bench Winemaker’s Blend Double Noir – 2015 Wildass Riesling

2015 Wildass Riesling – Vintages 129700 – $16.95 – ***½+ – The Wildass label continues to be one of my favorite on the shelf of the LCBO. This is the second label from Stratus, and as with the wines under the “premium” label (I use this word reluctantly) the bar is set very high. There is a perfect harmony of lime and mineral notes on the nose and on the palate. This is off-dry and…

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Nov 18 – 2012 Hidden Bench Terroir Caché – 2015 Wildass Sauvignon Blanc

Nov 18 – 2012 Hidden Bench Terroir Caché – 2015 Wildass Sauvignon Blanc

2015 Wildass Sauvignon Blanc – Vintages 376814 – $18.95 – ****+ – This is a solid Sauv Blanc from Niagara. There is a nice grassy note that runs through the backbone of this wine from start to finish. There is concentrated tropical fruit with rich passion fruit and pineapple on the palate. The tropical fruit lingers on the finish but there is nice acidity to this wine. I will be looking to pair this with…

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May 6 – 2013 Nk’Mip Qwam Qwmt Chardonnay – 2012 Wildass Red

May 6 – 2013 Nk’Mip Qwam Qwmt Chardonnay – 2012 Wildass Red

2013 Nk’Mip Qwam Qwmt Chardonnay – Vintages 391813 – $24.95 – ****+ – This is a bold and buttery Chardonnay that just screams warm summer in a glass. Make sure you don’t serve this too cold or the strong oak pressence in the glass will overpower the wine. This is meant to be served a little below room temperature, thirty to sixty minutes in a fridge before serving should do the trick. The nose offers…

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2013 Wildass Sauvignon Blanc – 2014 Hat Trick Cabernet Merlot

2013 Wildass Sauvignon Blanc – 2014 Hat Trick Cabernet Merlot

This isn’t a part of my regular weekly reviews. But these are a couple of wines that I have tasted through recently that I thought were worth sharing with you. It was certainly nice to get into some quality more pocket book friendly wines after my visit to California. 2013 Wildass Sauvignon Blanc – $16.95 – **** – Sauv Blanc has quickly worked it’s way up as one of my favorite Ontario grapes. I don’t…

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June 20 – 2012 Flat Rock Chardonnay – 2012 Wildass Red

June 20 – 2012 Flat Rock Chardonnay – 2012 Wildass Red

2012 Flat Rock Chardonnay – Vintages 286278 – $18.95 – **** – Great value and high quality from this wine that recently won a Gold Medal at the Ontario Wine Awards.  The nose is Vanilla, Pineapple and Apple.  Flavours match the nose with just hints of baking spice that linger on the finish. Simply put this wine is awesome, especially for the price. This wine will be spending some quality time on my patio this…

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June 13 – 2013 Tawse Spark Ridge Riesling Sparkling – 2014 Wildass Rosé

June 13 – 2013 Tawse Spark Ridge Riesling Sparkling – 2014 Wildass Rosé

2013 Tawse Spark Limestone Ridge Riesling Sparkling – Vintages 370361 – $19.95 – **** – This summer I vow to drink more Sparkling wine.  When you get wine’s of this quality under twenty dollars there is no reason to save this for the special occasions that Sparkling is usually saved for.  The nose is apple with very nice yeasty notes that smell just like rising dough.  Flavours are apple, and lemon.  The finish is nice…

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