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