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: ****