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2017 Thirty Bench winemakers blend Chard

I’ve been buying this for a couple of years now, and sadly it’s trending opposite to my tastes, becoming more fruit forward, less complex, less oaky. 2015 was the best of the years to date (to my tastes). Vinification notes … Continue reading

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2015 Thirty Bench Winemaker’s blend Chardonnay

I previously rated the 2013 Small Lot chardonnay and was impressed. This one is much less expensive. Pale to golden in color with a mild apple/pear nose, spot on varietal. This is one of those chards that’s sensitive to temperature. … Continue reading

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2014 Thirty Bench Small lot Pinot noir

I was wandering out of Longos and went into the Wine shop … this wine was there, and was mislabelled as $24.20 a bottle instead of the usual $36 so I pounced. Garnet in color with mild nose. On the … Continue reading

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Thirty Bench 2013 Small lot pinot noir mini review

I love travelling down to Niagara, touring the wineries, meeting the enthusiastic people that make up the wine industry. I have to say, Thirty Bench is one of my least favorite. So much so I have skipped them many times. … Continue reading

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Thirty Bench 2013 Small Lot Chardonnay Mini review

Pale in color with a lovely varietal nose. On the mid palate the wine matches the nose with some lovely varietal apple/pear coming through. Beautiful fruit! On the medium length finish the wine displays some nice butter and vanilla. The … Continue reading

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2008 Thirty Bench Small Lot Cabernet Franc

One of the things I have been toying with is having long form and short form reviews based on my time availability. For long time readers you know I can be sporadic with reviewing, most of the time this is … Continue reading

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THIRTY BENCH RIESLING 2008

Generally speaking I love going down to the Niagara wineries, with one exception. Thirty Bench. I find their staff arrogant and pretentious, the only winery down there that I have found like that. Odd. No idea why. Their web site … Continue reading

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2007 Thirty Bench Small Lot Chardonnay

A good spot to start off with for this review is to state that Thirty Bench is a winery that is owned by the same group that owns Hillebrand, Trius and Peller Estates, Andrew Peller Ltd. Despite the fear that … Continue reading

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Peninsula Ridge Beal Vineyard Reserve Merlot 2016

Dark in color with a mild nose. On the mid palate there’s some mild cherry and plum notes. On the medium length finish the wine displays some smooth tannins and acidity, nice and dry. This is a fruit forward, varietal … Continue reading

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Do not be a snob towards Niagara wines when you know NOTHING about them (and other rants, well not really)

If I had a dollar for every single person that tells me they are wine collectors/lovers in Toronto who know NOTHING about the Niagara wine region that is a mere hour south of them, I’d be a rich, very rich … Continue reading

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CWG’s Sabbatical OVER!

Well sort of! I am back from a longer then usual business trip and with a few pictures and comments to fill the blank space until a new review. Here we go: Had these three wines the night before I … Continue reading

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Niagara July Events

With a tremendously busy schedule of late (Mergers can do that on occasion) and a 14 week old puppy I have been noticeably absent from posting of late. So I thought I’d give a quick overview of some neat events … Continue reading

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