Essex Winer Review



Essex Wine Review


Essex Wine Review
                                                              
Essex Pelee Island Coast Wine Country (EPIC)

Discover the wines created where Lake, Land and Sun converge. Essex Pelee Island Coast Wine County.

Grape growers in The Lake Erie North Shore and Pelee Island Designated Viticultural Areas grow some of the world’s finest vinifera and French hybrid wine grapes that continually and reliably produce award winning, world class wines, including naturally produced ice wines.
 
The region is a winemaker’s paradise blessed with exceptional soil conditions and a regional climate which offers longer sun hours and greater heat units than any other area in Canada.

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Essex Wine Review


Essex Wine Review
Grown Right Here. Windsor-Essex

Essex County has an abundance of locally grown produced and processed food. Get to know your local producers, processors, wineries, abattoirs and bakeries. Support local businesses and restaurants that promote, buy and serve our local products. By being aware and buying local products you are supporting our economy and being environmentally and socially responsible. To see a listing of businesses and restaurants that sell and serve local food please visit our website at www.welookforlocal.ca . So, “Look for Local, It’s Worth It.

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Essex Wine Review







Wine Reviews - Lake Erie North Shore


Cooper’s Hawk Rosé 2012 Review

Fri 27, Jun. 14
1 Reviews
0 Reviews
3.00 overall score

Tasting Notes:
This rose is a sweet wine lovers’s dream! Irresistible floral mandarin, strawberry, mint and cotton candy aromas lead to a palate of honey, strawberry jam, watermelon and finish with a touch of ginger.

Pair this sweetie with salads, sharp cheeses and any oil based dressings. Our customers love it with dark chocolate too!

Available at select LCBO stores.

VQA Lake Erie North Shore
10% Alc./vol.

Price: $15.95

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    • 3.0 from 5

Sanson Riesling 2009 Review

Fri 13, Jun. 14
0 Reviews
1 Reviews
1.00 overall score

Winemaker’s Notes:
Non Available

Non VQA
11% alc./vol.

Price: 750 mL $??

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Sanson Autumn Harvest Vidal 2012 Review

Fri 13, Jun. 14
1 Reviews
0 Reviews
2.67 overall score

Winemaker’s Notes:
I really don’t think I have ever visited Sanson Estate without someone coming in during my time there and buying a couple of bottles of this wine. It seems to be a staple for Essex County locals. Vidal is actually a hybrid grape that was designed to survive Canada’s inclement winters but it found a niche as ice wine – actually celebrating those same cold months. Harvested a little late in the fall, after the fruit has had time to accumulate extra ripeness this wine shows round, honeyed aromas of pineapple and peach that carry to a soft, round, full palate. It’s simply an easy-to-drink, slightly off-dry, un oaked wine that is great on its own or will compliment a surprising range of foods – anything from pan-fried fish to roast fowl to spicy Asian cuisine… or just enjoy a glass on its own.

Non VQA
10.5% alc./vol.

Price: 750 mL $13.95

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    • 2.0 from 5
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    • 3.0 from 5
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    • 3.0 from 5

Viewpointe Chardonnay 2011 Review

Thu 12, Jun. 14
1 Reviews
0 Reviews
4.33 overall score

Double Gold Winner at the “ALl Canadian Wine Championships”

VQA Lake Erie North Shore
13% Alc./vol.

Price: 750 mL $14.95

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    • 4.0 from 5
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    • 4.0 from 5
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    • 5.0 from 5

Sprucewood Shores Lady In Red 2011 Review

Thu 12, Jun. 14
1 Reviews
0 Reviews
4.00 overall score

Tasting Notes:
Always a lady, her perfume is vibrant with fruit. She will reveal flavors of vanilla, plum, grape, and raspberry when your lips meet hers. She’s bold yet medium bodied, with a soft and supple finish.

VQA Lake Erie North Shore
12.5% Alc./vol.

Price: $14.95

Also available a select LCBO locations: Check inventory

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    • 4.0 from 5
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    • 4.0 from 5
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    • 4.0 from 5

Cooper’s Hawk Merlot Reserve 2012 Review

Tue 10, Jun. 14
1 Reviews
0 Reviews
5.00 overall score

Winemaker’s Notes:
An EPIC Wine. Between the ideal timing of very few rains during the 2012 vintage and the dropping of inferior grapes from the vine before harvesting, this Premium 2012 merlot Reserve is a very proud example of optimal grape growing and winemaking in the Lake Erie North Shore viticultural region. Deep concentration is integrated with the rare opportunity to use new oak flair. This wine is a craft of art, from soil to finish in every aspect of the world of Merlot. We have bottled only 125 cases of this amazing wine.

Rori McCaw, Winemaker

Tasting Notes:
Another of our premium wines, this medium bodied red is smooth and a delight to the senses. On the nose is essence of old fashioned black licorice, mocha, blueberry, leather and cocoa. The palate tastes of blackberry, coffee, dark chocolate and raspberry. Subtle, sweet and velvety oak makes a perfect lingering finish.

Pair this beauty with prime rib, surf and turf, dishes with fennel or tarragon and enjoy with Black Forest cake.

VQA Lake Erie North Shore
13.5% Alc./vol.

Price: $34.95

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    • 5.0 from 5

Cooper’s Hawk Touché 2013 Review

Sun 8, Jun. 14
1 Reviews
0 Reviews
4.33 overall score

Tasting Notes:
Our winemaker hit upon a real gem with this spectacular blend of Riesling and Gewürztraminer. Customers come back time and again for Touché. Which offers a nose of Juicy Fruit gum, honeydew melon, lychee, pineapple and citrus.

On the palate, Touché is all fruit, highlighting sweet pineapple, melon, grapefruit, orange essence, peach and lime.

This wine compliments Pad Thai, spring roll, spicy samosa roll, and citrus based chicken and seafood. Try it with garlic based dishes too! Or just on its own.

Available at select LCBO stores.

VQA Lake Erie North Shore
9.8% Alc./vol.

Price: $18.95

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    • 4.0 from 5
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    • 4.0 from 5
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    • 5.0 from 5

Cooper’s Hawk Chardonnay / Chardonnay Musqué 2013 Review

Sat 7, Jun. 14
1 Reviews
0 Reviews
4.00 overall score

Tasting Notes:
Will update as soon as they are made available.

VQA Lake Erie North Shore
10% Alc./vol.

Price: $16.95

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    • 4.0 from 5
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    • 4.0 from 5

Oxley Estate Pinot Noir 2011 Review

Thu 5, Jun. 14
1 Reviews
0 Reviews
4.33 overall score

Winemaker’s Notes:
This Pinot promised to be satisfying, and it delivered. Brilliant cherry, strawberry jelly and red licorice on the entry with earthy, natural, black pepper notes in tow. Save your sipping until after your nose is done here… the fruit and spice will continue to develop in your glass. Approachable tannins are in pleasurable balance with fine acidity in this well-structured wine.

VQA Ontario
13% alc./vol.

Price: $19.95

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    • 4.0 from 5
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    • 4.0 from 5
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    • 5.0 from 5

Oxley Estate Cabernet Merlot 2012 Review

Wed 4, Jun. 14
1 Reviews
0 Reviews
4.00 overall score

Winemaker’s Notes:
Please notice the deep concentration of colour, with hues of cherry and burgundy skirting the edge, and then the aromas of black peppercorn, fennel seed, nutmeg and cloves, followed by ripe blackberry and raspberry; tobacco and lavender develop with time. This blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot is pure enthusiasm on the palate… chai tea spiciness on the entry is followed by fleshy cherries in the middle… balancing acidity and tannins beautifully. Fruit and spice are long-lasting on the luscious finish.

VQA Ontario
13% alc./vol.

Price: $18.95
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