680 NEWS wine reviews, March 23–24, 2019

EastDell Pinot Noir 2017
I came across a well-priced Pinot Noir from Niagara last week that is today’s recommendation: EastDell Pinot Noir 2017. Ruby colour with a faint tawny hue, the wine has a gently earthy, strawberry nose; it’s medium-bodied, dry, savoury, raspberry and red plum flavours; well-balanced and varietally correct with a fresh acidic finish. It costs $15.95 at Vintages outlets and works well with roast chicken or poached salmon. That’s EastDell Pinot Noir 2017 from Ontario, For Post City Magazine, I’m Tony Aspler, 680 NEWS. ($15.95, Vintages #613059) (89)

Lakeview Cellars Viognier 2017
This weekend is Cuvee, Niagara’s annual celebration of VQA wines. To salute the occasion I’m recommending a wine from the region – Lakeview Cellars Viognier 2017. Bright, pale straw in colour, this delicious wine has a lightly minerally nose of peaches; it’s medium-bodied, dry, with flavours of white peach, honey and citrus. Fresh and lively on the palate, it’s a beautifully balanced wine. It costs $18.95 at Vintages outlets and would work well with roast chicken or pork. That’s Lakeview Cellars Viognier 2017 from Ontario. For Post City Magazines, I’m Tony Aspler, 680 NEWS. ($18.95, Vintages #646307)

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