2013 Lakewood Pinot Gris

    Another one from our road trip to the Finger Lakes. Almost golden in color with a mild nose of peaches. On the mid pallet the wine matches the nose with peaches and stone fruit coming through boldly with a hint of sweetness. The wine is medium in length on the finish with some nice minerality living on in the mouth. The wine has some reasonable mouth grip for a Pinot Gris. Very nice wine.

    4 readers - By Canadian Wine Guy

    2013 Oyster Bay Sauv Blanc

    I love Sauv Blancs. They are super food friendly versatile wines. New Zealand make some terrific ones, albeit a bit on the pricer side. This one is an essential meaning it is regularly available. Pale in color with a lovely nose of pink grapefruit. On the mid pallet the wine has pink grapefruit and citrus notes to match the nose. The wine has a medium length finish with some lovely mouth grip.

    4 readers - By Canadian Wine Guy

    Hinterbrook Barrel Fermented Reserve Chardonnay 2011

    Pale in color with mild nose of pear and vanilla. On the mid pallet the wine has some mild pear notes but where this wine lives is in the medium length finish where vanilla lives in spades. The wine has some nice mouth grip and lives on nicely. It is a very food friendly wine. We paired it with pan fried Cod and it went well.

    1 readers - By Canadian Wine Guy

    2011 Lamoreaux Cab Franc

    I love Cab Francs! We just got back from our first ever trip to the Finger Lakes in New York State as part of a road trip. Our wine club has featured Lamoreaux wines before so stopping by this winery was a must. The Finger Lakes is a lovely picturesque place to sample wine! This wine is lighter in color almost garnet. On the nose some red berries are coming through.

    2 readers - By Canadian Wine Guy

    2011 Hess Select Cab Sauv mini review

    Dark in color with a nice nose of red berries. On the mid pallet the wine displays some nice smooth red berries and cherries backed up quickly by some acidity and tannins to a medium length finish ...

    1 readers - By Canadian Wine Guy

    2011 Kabang Red (Stratus) mini review

    Dark in color with a mild nose. On the mid pallet the wine displays some nice red berries. On the medium length finish the wine displays some nice dryness, some firm tannins and some earth notes. Not a bad wine at all. I would give it an 88-89 ...

    By Canadian Wine Guy

    2012 Grüner Veltliner

    We just returned from our first trip to the Finger Lakes in New York. They have a well established wine region with over 90 wineries in the area. I’ve often commented on here about the fact the I like Grüners. It’s always perplexed me that no one in Niagara is planting them. Well in the Finger Lakes they are starting to experiment.

    By Canadian Wine Guy

    Rodney Strong Merlot 2011

    Dark in color with a mild nose of red berries. On the mid pallet the wine displays some red berries and some mild plum notes. The wine is medium in length with some smooth tannin. This is a nice wine but definitely not a fruit forward merlot. Almost more cab like. I would give ti an 88-89.

    By Canadian Wine Guy

    Kilikanoon Killerman’s Run Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

    Inky dark in color with a nose of red and black berries. On the mid pallet the wine matches the nose with mostly black berries and some red berries along with some mocha coming through. Not to the point of say a blueberry. On the medium length finish the wine displays some fine tannins and some acidity. Not a bad cab. I would give it an 88-89.

    8 readers - By Canadian Wine Guy

    2014 Two Oceans Sauv Blanc

    Two Oceans are rebranding their wines and recently held a kick off of the new brand. I had the pleasure of attending! This one is pale in color with mild nose of citrus notes coming through. On the mid pallet the wine displays some nice lemon and a bit of zest. On the medium length finish the acidity lingers nicely showing some nice mouth grip.

    1 readers - By Canadian Wine Guy

    2012 Franciscan cuvee sauvage Chardonnay

    Pale in color with a lovely varietal chard nose. On the mid pallet the wine is a lovely bold rich chard. Some apple and buttery notes coming through. The wine is on the lighter side of medium in length on the finish. 89-90 yummy. This particular one is not in the LCBO sadly. $40 US at the winery.

    2 readers - By Canadian Wine Guy

    Firestone Santa Ynez Sauv Blanc

    Pale in color, with a mild nose with some citrus coming through. On the mid pallet the wine matches the nose with some citrus coming through. This is a milder sauv blanc. I forgot to take note of the year of the wine, I was at a restaurant. I would give it an 87-88. Not at the LCBO.

    9 readers - By Canadian Wine Guy

    Rabl Lengenlois Grüner Veltliner 2012

    I enjoy Grüners. They are unique dry crisp food friendly wines. This one is pale in color with a mild nose reminding me of Riesling. On the mid pallet the wine displays some nice Riesling like notes, honeysuckle and even a little pear along with some nice dryness and minerality. The wine is medium in length on the finish with the minerality and some fresh acidity lingering.

    5 readers - By Canadian Wine Guy
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