2013 Bachelder Wismer Vineyard Foxcroft Block Chardonnay – 2014 Hillier Creek Gamay Noir

2013 Bachelder Wismer Vineyard Foxcroft Block Chardonnay – 2014 Hillier Creek Gamay Noir

2014 Hillier Creek Gamay Noir – Vintages 372839 – $22.95 – **** – This bottle is made with Prince Edward County fruit. Aromas of cherry that goes from ripe red to candied climb out of the glass. Prince Edward County is home to fantastic Pinot Noir and Chardonnay but we are heading into the brave new world with other varietals. If this Gamay is any indication the future is bright for the County. The flavours…

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October 3 – 2013 Rosewood Harvest Gold Dry Mead – 2012 2027 Wismer Vineyard Foxcroft Block Chardonnay

October 3 – 2013 Rosewood Harvest Gold Dry Mead – 2012 2027 Wismer Vineyard Foxcroft Block Chardonnay

2013 Rosewood Harvest Gold Dry Mead – Vintages 346767 – $14.95 – ****+ – (500ml bottle) – I love it when the signature of Rosewood makes its way to the vintages shelves. This is fun to sip on after or before a meal on its own because it’s so unique. The nose smells like subtle beeswax layered over field flowers and peach. The flavours in the glass are floral and tropical with the beeswax coming back on…

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Cuvée 2014 – We’re Going to Need a Bigger Boat!

Last year was the first time I had a chance to attend the Cuvée Grand Tasting Gala and I decided then and there it was something worth marking the calendar for.  After a format change last year where the event went from an award ceremony to each winery bringing their “favorite” wine to pour at the event it has swelled from 40 wineries in 2013 to more than 50 in 2014!  It is physically impossible…

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Wine Review New Year – Terroir

Terroir – the idea that a specific region makes their wine taste a certain way.  It’s basically the idea that everything about a region affects that taste of the finished product.  The soil, The weather, and the location all affect how the grapes will grow.  Whether you want to break it down by Ontario, Prince Edward County, Four Mile Creek… I could keep going on and on.  How specific can you really be when it…

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