Category Archives: Wines of the Week

A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 708: Bench 1775 in Naramata, BC

Wines tasted this week:

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 706: Memorable Wines This Week

Tastings this past week: Ruffino Riserva Ducale Oro Chianti Classico 2014 (Tuscany – $47.95): Deep ruby colour; cedary, black cherry nose wit a sweet tobacco note; medium-bodied, dry, savoury, dark chocolate and black fruit flavours; beautifully balanced with a lovely … Continue reading

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Wines of the Week for May 17, 2018

Trius Barrel-Fermented Chardonnay 2016, Niagara ($19.95, Vintages #251470) Winemaker Craig Macdonald makes rich and compelling Chardonnays. His Barrel-Fermented Chardonnay 2016 is a wine that’s drinking well now but will age beautifully with a year or two in bottle. Bright straw … Continue reading

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Wines of the Week for April 26, 2018

Three wines to be released at Vintages on Saturday April 28th: Flat Rock Cellars Chardonnay 2016 (Twenty Mile Bench, Niagara Escarpment) $19.95 (Vintages #286278) Bright, pale straw colour; apple and citrus nose with a suggestion of oak and a light … Continue reading

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Wines of the Week for April 19, 2018

Zenato San Benedetto Lugana 2016 (Veneto) ($18.95, Vintages #707158) Bright, medium straw in colour. Minerally, green melon bouquet; medium-bodied, dry, ripe melon and lemon flavours. Well-balanced. This 100% Trebbiano di Lugana is actually related to the Verdicchio family! (89) Food … Continue reading

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Wines of the Week for April 12, 2018

Three wines to be released on Saturday, April 14th, at Vintages Zenato San Benedetto Lugana 2016  (Veneto) ($18.95, Vintages #707158) Made from a Soave grape grown on the southern banks of Lake Garda. Bright straw in colour, it offers a minerally, … Continue reading

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Wines of the Week for April 5, 2018

Selbach Incline Riesling 2016 (Mosel) $17.95 (Vintages #523928) Very pale straw in colour with a hint of lime; lightly floral, citrus and mineral nose; light-bodied, just off-dry, elegant, grapefruit and apple flavours; lovely mouth-feel with lively acidity giving the wine … Continue reading

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