Award Winning Ontario Wines

Award Winning Ontario Wines

Each year, Wine Access magazine holds a professionally judged tasting of Canadian wines. Here’s run down of best in class for Ontario wines 2012: Red Single Varieties: Gamay Bronze Huff Estates 2008 Reserve Gamay, Ontario     $25 Red Blends Gold Wayne Gretzky 2007 Estate Series Cabernet Merlot, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario     $22 Silver Niagara College … Continue reading

Niagara Wine Review: Angels Gate Pinot Noir 2009

Niagara Wine Review: Angels Gate Pinot Noir 2009

Where: Beamsville Bench, Ontario What: Angels Gate Pinot Noir 2009 Niagara Peninsula VQA 13.0% alc. Price: $14.95 LCBO Tasting Note: Angels Gate Winery has produced a wonderful pinot noir for $15. Wow. This light burgundy-coloured wine exhibits aromas of cherry, cola, cigar box and old leather. Its light bodied with fine tannins that balance flavours … Continue reading

Niagara Wine Review: Malivoire Gamay 2011

Niagara Wine Review: Malivoire Gamay 2011

Where: Beamsville, Ontario What: Malivoire Gamay 2011 Niagara Peninsula VQA 12.5% alc. Price: $17.95 LCBO & Winery Tasting Note: This light bodied gamay appears the colour of translucent bing cherries. It’s aromas are a mix of cherry syrup, leather, vanilla and rose. The first few sips are all sour cherry candy, followed by some warm … Continue reading

Niagara Wine Review: Cottage Block Merlot 2010

Niagara Wine Review: Cottage Block Merlot 2010

Where: Niagara-on-the-Lake is a source for “some of the special grapes” in this wine, according to the bottle. What: Cottage Block Merlot 2010 Produced by Strewn Winery Niagara Peninsula VQA 13.0% alc. Price: $14.95 LCBO & Winery Tasting Note: Strewn Winery’s Cottage Block Merlot is a light bodied easy drinking wine. The nose contains sweet … Continue reading

Niagara Wine Review: Trius Red 2010

Niagara Wine Review: Trius Red 2010

Where: Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario What: Trius Red 2010 Produced by Trius Winery at Hillebrand 43% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Franc & 27% Cabernet Sauvignon Niagara Peninsula VQA 13.5% alc. Price: $22.95 at LCBO, Winery, Aisle 43 & Vineyard Estate Wines Tasting Note: Trius Red has an elegant nose of leather, plum, mild black currant and soft black … Continue reading

Niagara Wine Review: Cave Spring Gamay 2010

Niagara Wine Review: Cave Spring Gamay 2010

          Where: 77% Beamsville Bench, 17% Lincoln Lakeshore, 5% Niagara River What: Cave Spring Gamay 2010 Niagara Peninsula VQA 13.0% alc. Price: $14.95 LCBO & Winery Tasting Note: I’ve had this wine a couple of times and am surprised at its full flavour (for a lighter wine) after a couple of … Continue reading