Friday, December 17, 2010

Flat Rock Cellars 2009 Pinot Noir - $19.95

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Flat Rock Cellars 2009 Pinot Noir
Price: $19.95 – Rating: ****


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Friday, December 10, 2010

Black Bear Farms 2007 Mama's Delight - $25.00 / 375ml

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Black Bear Farms 2007 Mama's Delight
Price: $25.00 / 375ml – Rating: ****1/2


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Friday, December 3, 2010

Palatine Hills 2007 Juliette (Blanc de Blancs) - $29.95

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Palatine Hills 2007 Juliette (Blanc de Blancs)
Price: $14.95 – Rating: ****1/2



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Friday, November 26, 2010

Coffin Ridge 2009 Sparkling Pear - $18.80

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Coffin Ridge 2009 Sparkling Pear
Price: $18.80 – Rating: ****

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Thursday, November 18, 2010

Cattail Creek 2009 Catastrophe Red - $14.20

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Cattail Creek 2009 Catastrophe Red
Price: $14.20 – Rating: ****


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Friday, November 12, 2010

Coyote's Run 2009 Five Mile White - $13.95

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Coyote's Run 2009 Five Mile White
Price: $13.95 – Rating: ****



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Friday, November 5, 2010

Pelee Island Winery 2008 Alvar Pinot Noir - $14.95

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Pelee Island Winery 2008 Alvar Pinot Noir
Price: $14.95 – Rating: ****


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Friday, October 29, 2010

Cave Spring Cellars 2008 CSV Riesling - $29.95

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Cave Spring Cellars 2008 CSV Riesling
Price: $29.95 – Rating: ****


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Friday, October 22, 2010

Fielding Estate Winery 2009 White Conception - $18.95

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Fielding Estate 2009 White Conception
Price: $18.95 – Rating: ****



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Friday, October 15, 2010

Flat Rock Cellars 2007 Riddled - $24.95

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Flat Rock Cellars 2007 Riddled
Price: $24.95 – Rating: ****½ 


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Friday, October 8, 2010

Karlo Estates 2008 Van Alstine Port - $29.00 / 500ml

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Karlo Estates 2008 Van Alstine Port
Price: $29.00 / 500ml – Rating: ****1/2


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Saturday, October 2, 2010

13th Street Winery 2009 Old Vines Riesling

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13th Street Winery 2009 Old Vines Riesling
Price: $23.95 – Rating: ****1/2


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Thursday, September 23, 2010

Malivoire 2009 Gulity Men White - $14.95

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Malivoire 2009 Guilty Men White
Price: $14.95 – Rating: ****1/2



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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Pillitteri 2009 Pinot Grigio - $13.00

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Pillitteri 2009 Pinot Grigio - $13.00
Price: $13.00 – Rating: ***½  


Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Pondview 2009 Unoaked Chardonnay - $17.00

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Pondview 2009 Unoaked Chardonnay - $17.00
Price: $17.00 – Rating: ****


 

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Stoney Ridge 2009 Excellence Pinot Gris - $24.95

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Stoney Ridge 2009 Excellence Pinot Gris - $24.95
Price: $24.95 - Rating: ***½    


 

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Pillitteri 2008 Bianco Merlot - $12.00

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Pillitteri 2008 Bianco Merlot - $12.00
Price: $12.00 – Rating: ***½


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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Calamus 2007 Reserve Riesling - $15.95

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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Pondview 2009 Cabernet Franc Rosé - $15.00

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Pondview 2009 Cabernet Franc Rosé - $15.00
Price: $15.00 - Rating: ***½


Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Hillebrand 2009 Artist Series Muscat - $11.95

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Hillebrand 2009 Artist Series Muscat - $11.95
Price: $11.95 – Rating: ***½  


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Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Konzelmann 2008 Sparkling Secco - $12.75

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Konzelmann 2008 Sparkling Secco - $12.75
Price: $12.75 – Rating: ***½ 


Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Inniskillin 2009 Pinot Noir Rosé - $14.95

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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Cave Spring Cellars 2009 Estate Gewurztraminer - $16.95

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Cave Spring Cellars 2009 Estate Gewurztraminer - $16.95
Price: $16.95 – Rating: ***½ 
Recent Tasting (01/28/2011) has raised the mark by a full point to 4.5


Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Chateau des Charmes 2008 Estate Bottled Riesling - $12.45

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Chateau des Charmes 2008 Estate Bottled Riesling - $16.95
Price: $12.45 – Rating: ***½ 

Monday, June 14, 2010

Peninsula Ridge 2007 Reserve Viognier - $29.95

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Peninsula Ridge 2007 Reserve Viognier
Price: $29.95 - Rating: ***½    


Monday, June 7, 2010

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Fielding Estate Winery 2008 Pinot Noir - $24.95

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Fielding Estate Winery 2008 Pinot Noir
Price: $24.95 - Rating: *** 1/2


Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Jackson-Triggs 2004 Proprietors’ Grand Reserve Methode Classique Brut - $22.95

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Jackson-Triggs 2004 Proprietors’ Grand Reserve Methode Classique Brut - $22.95
Price: $22.95 – Rating: ***½ 


Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Cattail Creek 2009 Serendipity Rosé - $14.20

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Cattail Creek Family Estate Winery 2009 Serendipity Rosé 
Price: $14.20 - Rating: ****


Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Closson Chase 2007 CCV Chardonnay - $29.95

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Closson Chase 2007 Closson Chase Vineyard Chardonnay
Price: $29.95 - Rating: ***1/2



Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Vineland Estates 2007 Elevation Chardonnay - $25.00

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Vineland Estates 2007 Elevation Chardonnay
Price: $25.00 - Rating: ***1/2


Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Huff Estates 2008 Merlot - $19.95

I'm gonna stick with the rule change for a bit:  No tasting notes for the wine - if you want to learn about it you'll have to listen to the Podcast, all I'll give you it the star rating.  Let me know your thoughts on this new format.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Casa-Dea Estate 2008 Cabernet Franc - $18.95

A little change in the rules today - No tasting notes for the wine - if you want to learn about it you'll have to listen to the Podcast, all I'll give you it the star rating.  Let me know your thoughts on this new format.

Rating: ***½ 


 

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Willow Springs 2007 Merlot - $14.00

Today we step outside the usual wine regions and trek north of Toronto to check out a wine made at Willow Springs.

The Tasting Notes:  It’s a smoky, toasty, chocolaty blackberry fruited number that’s tasty and drinks well right now – at a price worthy of a multiple purchase.  Price: $14.00 – Rating **** 



Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Flat Rock Cellars 2007 Reserve Chardonnay - $35.00

Today it's something new from Flat Rock, this one celebrates the awesome 2007 vintage.

The Tasting Notes: Right now you’ll get delicate floral and buttery notes on the nose, with hints of melon, baked apple, cinnamon and vanilla on the palate – all balanced with good acidity and a long finish.  Price: $35.00 – Rating: ****



Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Hernder Estates 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon - $14.95

The time is right for something easy drinking ... and what could be more easy drinking than this Cab from Hernder.

The Tasting Notes: This one’s easy drinking, with light fruit flavours; mainly raspberry and strawberry notes.  There’s some wood tannins and nic espice that also follows through on the palate.  This one is for drink now enjoyment.  Price: $14.95 – Rating: ***½


Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Stratus 2007 WildAss Red - $19.95

Today in the podcast I get to say the word "ass" over and over again ...

The Tasting Notes: This wine is a blend of Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Gamay aged 2 years in French oak – it’s full of ripe red fruit like cherries with cranberry back up for tartness and acidity; there’s also cinnamon, spice and nice tannins.  Price: $19.95 – Rating: ****

Monday, February 22, 2010

Stoney Ridge 2008 Petit Verdot - $28.00

Today's Weekly Wine Note is about a grape variety that we seldom see on a label of Ontario wine.

The Tasting Notes: This wine is fairly easy going, with lots of sour cherry and raspberry fruit, and a touch of spice.  For the record 10% Cabernet Sauvignon was added to the wine.  Price: $28.00 – Rating: ***½

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Cattail Creek 2007 Merlot Reserve - $40.00

For those of you on the hunt for more 2007 reds, and ones to lie down for a little bit ... this one's for you; on the other hand, if you have a decanter or a big glass and a big piece of meat - this one would be for you too.

The Tasting Notes: The aromas are smoky, black raspberry with hints of cocoa; on the palate there’s the blackberry and smokiness with that cocoa wrapped in vanilla and all layered with a touch tannins for structure. Price: $40.00 – Rating: ****


Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Stoney Ridge 2006 Warren Classic Pinot Noir - $15.00

The week before Valentine's Day seems the perfect time to have the Love it or Hate it grape, Pinot Noir, otherwise known as the Heartbreak Grape.

The Tasting Notes: Smoky, leathery and barnyard aromas lead to classic flavours of cherry, cranberry and earthy nuances all wrapped up in some pretty drying tannins. Price: $15.00 – Rating: ***½

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Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Daredevil Wines 2007 Cabernet - $36.00

Another virtual winery has hit the market, so it's time to take a look at their inaugural vintage ... this Cabernet is from that monster 2007 vintage you've heard so much about. I think that's a good omen for a winery to make their debut wine in a good year and bodes well for the future.

The Tasting Notes: I got cranberry, sour cherry, black licorice and earthy aromas, followed by red fruit, some spice, slight yet smooth tannins and good acidity. Price: $36.00 – Rating: ***½


Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Pillitteri Estates Winery 2008 Viognier - $20.00

Here's a grape that is not only starting to show up in Ontario, but is becoming more prominent on the world stage.

The Tasting Notes: This wine has great fruit: bosc pear, peach and a sweetened lemonade flavour along with good acidity and a delicious finish. Price: $20.00 – Rating: ***½

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Creekside 2007 Life is Good Cabernet Merlot - $12.95

The message of this wine could not be any clearer - Life is Good, especially when you have a tasty glass of wine in your hand - see what I mean by listening to this week's Podcast.

The Tasting Notes: Lots of red fruit dominates both the nose and the palate. Price: $12.95 – Rating: ***½


Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Huff Estates 2007 South Bay Chardonnay - $29.95

Week two of the new year sees us wondering over to Prince Edward County to taste a delicious local Chardonnay.

The Tasting Notes: The nose is delicate with peach and pear and hints of buttered-vanilla. The fruit is very up front and in the nose, pretty impressive considering it is aged 16-months in new and used French oak. The palate is where the barrel ageing truly shows, creamy and smooth with vanilla cream, lemon curd and peach pit nuances. There’s also a nice bite on the tongue from the acidity and a wonderful lingering finish. Price: $29.95 – Rating: ****

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Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Vineland Estates 2007 Pinot Noir - $20.00

Welcome back all. The grind begins again for a new year, but that does not mean you have to drink the same-old-same-old, tune into the Weekly Wine Note every Tuesday to see what's new and worth drinking. Today it's a Pinot Noir from Vineland.

The Tasting Notes: Delivering cherry, cranberry and other red berries on the nose; the palate also seems a little more classic for this hot growing season bringing cherries and cranberries to the fore with a smooth mouth feel and decent acidity. Price: $20.00 – Rating: ***½