Ok, I have to admit it, I don’t like celebrity wines. I’ve ranted about this once or twice and will digress again. Having a celebrity put his or her name on a product is a throw back to the past IMHO. That said I gave this one a try. Creekside use to make the wines for Mike Weir, the person serving this at the Sip and Savour wine event last night tells me that Chateau des Charmes now makes wines for them. Interstingly enough Chateau des Charmes St David Bench Sauv Blanc is one of my favorite Niagara Sauv Blanc. This one from Mike Weir displays some similar tastes. All the usual suspects are present and accounted for, some nice lemon, grass and citrus. The wine is well made with a nice smooth finish. The price on the Mike Weir interestingly enough is exactly the same as the Chateau des Charmes one. So to be honest, I’m not sure why I would bother with the Mike Weir knowing this. None the less I would give it an 88. Very food friendly, refreshing, perfect for the patio!
From the LCBO web site:
MIKE WEIR SAUVIGNON BLANC 2008 VINTAGES 686972 | 750 mL bottle
Price: $ 15.95
Wine, White Wine 12.5% Alcohol/Vol. Sugar Content : XD
Made in: Ontario, Canada By: Mike Weir Wine Release Date: Nov 21, 2009
This homegrown Savvy features concentrated aromas of mineral, lemon, and grapefruit with clean grassy notes. Refreshing, with hints of ripe tropical and citrus fruit flavours and a racy, crisp finish. Enjoy it as an aperitif or pair it with fish pan-fried in lemon butter.
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