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2016 Henry of Pelham Fumé Sauvignon Blanc – $19.95 – ****+ – Wow, just wow! Sauvignon Blanc from Ontario is something that needs a little more love and this bottle is a reason why. There is an intense tropical note on the nose with guava, passion fruit and pineapple. The flavours match the nose and open up with a nice weight and texture on the palate. This is truly a bottle worth seeking out and enjoying without food… the only pairing required is a second glass.
2016 White House Wine Co. Riesling/Pinot Grigio – LCBO 219022 – $13.95 – **** – I realize that this blog is usually dedicated to the premium wines of Niagara. When I received this bottle from Henry Of Pelham it was a nice reminder that good wines don’t need to come in expensive packages. The rules are printed right on the bottle, and I’ll admit to spending more time in the vintages section than in the general list. This is bright and crisp, with nice acidity and subtle flavours. This is a your perfect party-wine that should please just about any wine lover in your house. The flavours and aromas offer golden delicious apple and bright citrus.
2016 White House Wine Co. Vidal/Moscato – LCBO 279547 – $12.95 – ***½ – A fantastic patio sipper, this wine tastes better the warmer it gets outside. The aromas are very floral and honeyed, and you expect this wine to be as sweet as it smells. But, when not made into Icewine Vidal brings a great acidity to the bottle and this wine has very nice balance. The flavours match the nose with a nice honey note on the palate but in spite of the lingering sweetness the acidity still keeps the finish on this wine clean and a great match to lighter grilled chicken or fish.