I last blogged about the Back from the Dead red which I tasted while at the winery. This wine is a blend of Geisenheim, Prarrie Star, Frontenac Gris, Wisconsin’s Elam Swinson, and Ministrel (or at least that was the notes I took at the winery). If you haven’t heard of a number of these, your not alone. I first encountered Geisenheim in Prince Edward county at Waupoos winery, and Frontenac Gris at Hoity Toity cellars that I blogged about a while back. Some of these grapes are coming from The University of Minnesota. They have come up with vines that can endure Canada’s extreme winters especially in places like where Coffin Ridge is. Which by the way is about half way between Collingwood and Owen sound. Pale in color with a slightly sweet nose. On the mid pallet the wine displays some sweetness, a little bit of honey suckle (think Riesling) and some pear. The wine is on the lighter side of medium on the finish with some nice pear notes lingering. I would give it an 88. It’s available at the LCBO for $20 or at the winery.
From the LCBO web site:
COFFIN RIDGE INTO THE LIGHT WHITE LCBO 326744 | 750 mL bottle Price $ 20.00
Made in: Ontario, Canada By: Coffin Ridge Winery 12.5% Alcohol/Vol. Style: Aromatic & Flavourful