Category Archives: Canadian

2015 Flat Rock Pinot noir

Flat Rock have been consistently, quietly making varietal Pinot Noirs for a long time now. This one is no exception. Garnet in color with nice soft red berry nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some nice soft red … Continue reading

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2016 Closson Chase Pinot Gris (mini review)

Pale in color with a lovely stone fruit nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some nice stone fruit, peach and the like to match the nose. On the medium length finish the wine displays some nice acidity and … Continue reading

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2012 Peller Signature series sur lie Chardonnay

Slightly golden in color with lovely varietal nose with lots of pear and apple coming through. On the mid palate the wine matches the nose with apple and pear dominating the mid palate. This is a lovely bold, expressive, varietal … Continue reading

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Gray Monk Cabernet/Merlot 2013

Dark in color with a nose of dark berries. On the mid palate the wine displays some mild black berries to match the nose. On the medium length finish the wine displays some firm tannins and some nice dryness. The … Continue reading

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2014 Fielding Sauv Blanc

I love my sauv blancs, food friendly and versatile. This one is pale in color with a nice albeit mild nose with some nice citrus notes. On the mid palate the wine displays some nice citrus notes and some nice … Continue reading

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Henry of Pelham Family Tree Red 2014

I’ve had this one in past years and enjoyed it so I grabbed one and was rewarded. Dark in color with an interesting nose with the blend of varietals all coming through, super hard to pin point. On the mid … Continue reading

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2013 Kew Soldiers Grant

When I go down to Niagara, I have my favs (like Kacaba, Fielding, and lately Two Sisters) but I try and add in one wild card. In this case not only a winery I have not visited before, but a … Continue reading

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Gray Monk Pinot Noir 2014

Garnet in color with a mild soft red berry nose. On the mid palate this is a varietal spot on Pinot Noir. Lovely soft red berries to match the nose, strawberries and the like along with some nice rustic notes. … Continue reading

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2015 Lacey Pinot Noir (mini review)

When tasting wines from Prince Edward county one has to be careful. There are a number of the wines that are made from Niagara grapes. Now while I have no objection to this practice I prefer when the winery is … Continue reading

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2013 Kacaba Merlot

Inky dark in color with a nice black berry nose. On the mid palate the wine matches the nose with some lovely rich black berries. The wine is getting a little long in the tooth but the fruit is still … Continue reading

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2014 Mission Hill Five Vineyards Pinot Noir

Garnet in color with a nice varietal nose of soft red berries. On the mid palate the wine displays some nice soft red berries to match the nose, think raspberries and the like, along with some nice rustic notes. On … Continue reading

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2014 Joie Pinot Noir (non reserve) mini review

Garnet in color with a mild red berry nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some soft red berries, think raspberry, along with some nice rustic notes, spot on varietal. On the medium length finish the wine displays some … Continue reading

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2027 Cellars Aberdeen Road Vineyard Chardonnay 2013

Pale in color with a nice albeit mild apple/pear nose. On the mid palate the wine diplays some lovely fruit, apple and pear to match the nose. This is well done! On the medium length finish the wine some nice … Continue reading

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2014 Mission Hill Five Vineyards Chardonnay mini review

Slightly golden in color with a mild, varietal chard nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some nice apple/pear to match the nose. On the medium length finish the wine displays some nice mild vanilla and butterscotch. The fruit … Continue reading

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2009 Hidden Bench Felseck vineyard Pinot Noir

I’ve had this one in my cellar for quite a while now and thought it was time to crack it. Couldn’t wait any longer 🙂 Nice garnet in color with a lovely varietal rustic nose along with some typical barnyard, … Continue reading

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2014 Stoney Rdige Cab Franc

Dark in color with a mild red cherry nose. On the mid palate the wine matches the nose with some nice red cherries coming through. On the medium length finish the wine displays some lively acidity along with some smooth … Continue reading

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2014 Peller Private reserve Pinot noir

I enjoy my pinot noirs and Niagara make some fabulous ones! They are super food friendly. This one is garnet in color with a with a mild nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some nice smooth softer light … Continue reading

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Two sisters 2015 Oaked chardonnay mini review

It’s not unusual for wineries to purchase grapes to broaden their offerings or simply to keep the production facilities busy. Idle equipment = lost revenue. It’s always a shame when these wineries purchase grapes from outside their appelation. Two sisters … Continue reading

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2014 Peller Signature series sauv blanc (mini review)

This sauv blanc has been aged in oak for 1 year. Most sauv blancs from New Zealand for example see no oak. In California an oaked sauv blanc is called a fume blanc. This one is pale in color with … Continue reading

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2015 Lacey PEC county fruit Pinot Noir (mini review)

Garnet in color with a nice varietal nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some nice varietal soft red fruits, strawberry/raspberry and the like along with some nice rustic notes. On the medium length finish the wine displays some … Continue reading

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2014 G. Marquis The Silver Line Pinot Noir

Nice garnet in color with a rustic and soft red berry nose. On the mid palate the wine matches the nose with some lovely soft red fruits coming through, raspberries and the like along with some nice rustic over tones. … Continue reading

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2009 McNally Vineyards Peninsula Ridge Pinot Noir

I bought this at the winery back in 2012. When is wine ready to drink? Well when you can’t wait any longer of course 🙂 Peninsula Ridge have really been kicking up a notch in recent years. A statement of … Continue reading

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2014 Kacaba Cab Franc Mini review

Dark in color with a nice varietal nose. On the mid palate the wine’s lovely fruit is expressive and varietal. Cab franc done right! On the medium length finish the wine displays some nice firmness without being aggressive. A beautiful … Continue reading

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2013 Kacaba Cab Sauv mini review

Dark color nice red cherry nose. On the mid palate you get some nice red cherries to match the nose. On the medium length finish the wine displays some nice lively acidity along with some mild pepper and tannins. There’s … Continue reading

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2015 Trius Sauvignon Blanc

Pale in color with a nice citrus nose. On the medium length finish the wine displays some nice smooth citrus notes. It’s a softer gentler sauv blanc. On the medium length finish the wine displays some nice food friendly acidity … Continue reading

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