Tag Archives: Wines of the Week

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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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 695: Ravine Vineyard

The highlight of the week was a visit to Ravine Vineyard on Saturday with Deborah, my son Guy, his wife Sasha, their baby daughter Isla and two of their friends. Winemaker Marty Werner toured us around the winery and led … 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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Wines of the Week for March 22, 2018

Rabl Kittmansberg Grüner Veltiner 2016, Kamptal ($16.95, Vintages #346007) Austria’s signature grape Grüner Veltiner produces a wonderfully versatile white wine. In its dry form, it has a nose of green peach and lemon with a note of white pepper and a … Continue reading

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