Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Twenty Twenty-Seven Cellars 2008 Featherstone Vineyard Riesling - $25.00

This week we'll take a taste of Kevin Panagapka's Featherstone Vineyard Riesling ... who is Kevin Panagapka you ask? Well, if you're that curious maybe you should listen to the Podcast and find out ... on the other hand maybe you just want to take the easy road and read the tasting notes below; but let me give you some free advice (the best kind) - the Podcast is always more informative and more fun. So up to you: tasting note below or Podcast? I know which one I would take.

The fruit for this wine is sourced from the old vines section of the Featherstone vineyard. The nose has lots of mineral, melon, peach and apple - the palate also shows a lot of finesse with while peach, great acidity and a mineral driven finish - very elegant and balanced.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Pillitteri Estate Winery 2007 Sticky Beak - $50.00 / 200ml

This week's wine is something special in the Icewine category ... now, if I told you why then you wouldn't have to listen to the Podcast, so I'll leave it up to you, Podcast or take the easy way out and read the brief tasting note below (the Podcast is always more interesting, and on occasion, amusing):

The nose is pleasant with lots of red berries - mainly strawberries and cherries ... bt I think the taste delivers even more: raspberry, strawberry, cherry and a kick of something spicy ... very nice.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Jackson-Triggs 2007 Proprietors' Grand Reserve White Meritage - $24.95

Here's another for those who visit the Vintages section of the LCBO. In the March 14th release the focus was on Ontario whites, this one popped up and I thought you just might be interested in a White Meritage wine because you don't see them all that often. This week's Podcast explains what a White Meritage is, and as always it's worth a listen ... for those who chose the easy way out, you can read the brief tasting note below (the Podcast is always more interesting):

This wine is loaded with fruits like lime, apple and pear, which you'll find on both the nose and palate. The citrus is in the nose while the palate offers up a plethora of fruit … great mouthfeel that coats and fills with rich flavours.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Cave Spring Cellars 2007 Estate Riesling - $17.95

For those who frequent the Vintages section of the LCBO, you'll be glad to know that the LCBO is focusing some attention on Ontario wines, whites to be exact. This week's Podcast is about a Riesling ... and it's worth a listen ... for those who chose the easy way out you can read the brief note below (the Podcast is always more interesting):

Currently, there's a great peach, over ripe apple, lime along with a fantastic minerality and acidity. The wine is delicious right now, for those who like their Riesling with lots of petrol hold onto it for about 3 years, if you prefer them fresh and fruity drink up now.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Magnotta Winery 2007 Vidal Classic Sparkling - $8.95

Today I show my restrained side, first, no singing, second I present a wine that is both economical and celebratory for these recessionary times ... you can choose to listen to the Podcast (it costs you nothing), or, if you can go the more boring eye-straining route of reading the tasting notes below (the Podcast is always more fun):

A simple off-dry bubly made from the Vidal grape ... there is nothing complicated here, a touch of sweetness on the palate with floral, apple peach and mango on both the nose and especially on the taste. The finish is fairly lengthy without being overly sweet and cloying.