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

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Wine Reviews - Lake Erie North Shore


Pelee Island Chardonnay – Non Oaked 2013 Review

Tue 31, Mar. 15
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Chardonnay is one of the most popular of French white wine grapes. This firm, dry Chardonnay is vibrant, fresh and enticing

Like the pheasant, our Chardonnay grape vines have adapted well to the sun, soil, climate and latitude of Pelee Island.

These grapes were harvested in September when they had reached 20.1 degrees Brix. They were then fermented for two to four weeks in stainless steel tanks and then left to age for another 6 months in stainless steel tanks.

BLEND: 100% Chardonnay

ALCOHOL: 13%
BRIX: 20.3
RESIDUAL SUGAR: 3.7 g/l
SUGAR CODE: (0)

STYLE: Light & Crisp

WHAT WE SMELL:
Apple and light lemon aromas with a touch of vanilla

WHAT WE TASTE:
Apple and light lemon aromas and flavours with a touch of vanilla

EAT IT WITH:
Chicken or light pasta dinners

VQA Ontario

Price:
750 ml bottle $10.75
1500 ml bottle $17.75

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    Pelee Island Cabernet Franc 2013 Review

    Tue 31, Mar. 15
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    Cabernet Franc is one of the classic red grapes used to make famous French Bordeaux Cabernets. It makes especially good Cabernet from the Pelee Island Vineyards because it ripens early and welling the warm island microclimate.

    Deep purple-red in colour. Perfectly ripe fruit on the nose, with fresh raspberries and black currant aromas, and a hint of cedar. Succulent summer berry pie flavours on the palate, with supple tannins, medium acidity and a long, spicy finish.

    BLEND:
    100% Cabernet Franc

    ALCOHOL: 13%
    RESIDUAL SUGAR: 2.4 g/l
    SUGAR CODE: (0) Extra Dry

    PAIR WITH
    steaks and beef, spicy sausage and pulled pork, smooth plates, lamb and pork dishes, most hard cheeses, BBQ meat.

    VQA Ontario

    Price: $11.75

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      Pelee Island Gewurztraminer Riesling 2013 Review

      Sun 29, Mar. 15
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      A fragrant white wine with an inviting nose of peach and ripe exotic fruit. Fresh acidity balances the slight sweetness with a clean finish.

      This wine shows an abundance of flavours and aromas from both the Gewurztraminer and the Riesling while still having a crisp lingering finish.

      BLEND:
      51% Gewurztraminer
      49% Riesling

      RESIDUAL SUGAR: 6.5 g/l
      SUGAR CODE: (1)

      STYLE: Aromatic & Flavourful

      CASES PRODUCED: 5,000

      WHAT WE SMELL:
      Peach & ripe exotic fruit

      WHAT WE TASTE:
      Peach and ripe exotic fruits with a fresh acidity and clean finish.

      PAIR IT WITH:
      Try it with full flavoured cheeses, spicy Asian cuisine and seafood.

      VQA Ontario
      12.5% Alc./vol.

      Price: $12.75

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        Pelee Island Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 Review

        Sun 29, Mar. 15
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        Blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon

        RESIDUAL SUGAR: 3.8 g/l
        SUGAR CODE: (0) Extra Dry

        STYLE: Medium bodied and fruity

        WHAT WE SMELL: Plum and blackberry aromas with a smoky note.

        WHAT WE TASTE: Dark fruit flavours with a hint of vanilla.

        Serve with rich pasta dishes with tomato based sauce.

        CASES PRODUCED: 10,000

        VQA Ontario
        13% Alc./vol.

        Price: $14.75

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          BRICKLAYER’S Cache Meritage 2012 Review

          Sun 29, Mar. 15
          1 Reviews
          0 Reviews
          5.00 overall score

          Bricklayer’s Estate Wines at Colio Estate Wines

          Winemaker’s Notes:
          Deep garnet in colour with dark berry fruit, vanilla and ear notes. Expressive and powerful with highly concentrated flavours of rich cocoa and blackberry and a long and elegant finish with well-structured tannins.

          Best paired with crusted rare beef tenderloin, prime rib, game and robust flavoured dishes.

          We consider our Winemaker’s Cache of hand selected wines our hidden gems. These are the wines that will improve with time: robust, rich and complex. Produced only in the best vintage years. These wines are crafted to represent the very best our vineyards and winemaker have to offer.

          Aged 20 months in French and American oak barrels. (35% new/ 65% old)
          50% Cabernet Franc
          33% Cabernet Sauvignon
          17% Merlot
          140 cases produced.

          Alcohol Content: 14.5%

          Winemaker: Lawrence Buhler

          VQA Lake Erie North Shore
          Price: $29.95

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            • 5.0 from 5

          BRICKLAYER’S Cabernet Shiraz 2012 Review

          Mon 16, Mar. 15
          1 Reviews
          0 Reviews
          4.00 overall score

          Bricklayer’s Estate Wines at Colio Estate Wines

          Winemaker’s Notes:
          Deep garnet in colour with ripe cassis, white pepper and black cherry aromas. Luscious rich ripe berries with juicy peppery accents on the palate balanced with structured tannins. Savour with game meats, steak, rosemary roasted leg of lamb or a rich hearty stew.

          We consider our Winemaker’s Cache of hand selected wines our hidden gems. These are the wines that will improve with time: robust, rich and complex. Produced only in the best vintage years. These wines are crafted to represent the very best our vineyards and winemaker have to offer.

          Aged 20 months in French and American oak barrels. (40% new/ 60% old)
          50% Cabernet Sauvignon
          50% Shiraz
          100 cases produced.

          Alcohol Content: 14.5%

          Winemaker: Lawrence Buhler

          VQA Lake Erie North Shore
          Price: $29.95

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            • 4.0 from 5

          BRICKLAYER’S Cache Small Lot Syrah 2012 Review

          Tue 10, Mar. 15
          1 Reviews
          0 Reviews
          5.00 overall score

          Bricklayer’s Estate Wines at Colio Estate Wines

          Winemaker’s Notes:
          Deep garnet in colour with aromatics of cedar and spice. Rich ripe cherries and plum with white pepper notes on the finish. Best enjoyed with roast lamb and grilled tenderloin.

          We consider our Winemaker’s Cache of hand selected wines our hidden gems. These are the wines that will improve with time: robust, rich and complex. Produced only in the best vintage years. These wines are crafted to represent the very best our vineyards and winemaker have to offer.

          Aged 20 months in French and American oak barrels. (30% new/ 70% old)
          330 cases produced.

          Alcohol Content: 14%

          Winemaker: Lawrence Buhler

          VQA Lake Erie North Shore
          Price: $29.95

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            • 5.0 from 5
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            • 5.0 from 5

          Sprucewood Shores Hawk’s Flight Reserve Unoaked Chardonnay 2013 Review

          Sun 8, Mar. 15
          1 Reviews
          0 Reviews
          3.00 overall score

          Estate Bottled

          Tasting Notes:
          Hints of exotic melon and banana are what makes our Unoaked Chardonnay such a delightfully fresh wine. Tanya Mitchell – winemaker

          A vibrant Chardonnay with sweet melon aromas accented with a fresh hint of lemon. The flavour of juicy melon and banana on the palate balances perfectly with a subtle citrus finish.

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

          Price:

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          Viewpointe Big Bluff White 2013 Review

          Sat 7, Mar. 15
          1 Reviews
          0 Reviews
          4.00 overall score

          Fresh and bright aromas of grapefruit and pears shine through. More citrus on the fresh and balanced palate. A great choice as a sipping wine. (VINTAGES panel, May 2014)

          Why the big V?
          Vision: Showcase the character and quality of Essex Region wines
          Vocation: Winemaking from a different point of view.
          Varietals: Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Auxerrois
          Value: A seductive hint of sweetness. Fresh, juicy, fruit forward and balanced by pleasant acidity.
          View: Beautiful
          Visit: Viewpointewinery.com

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

          Price: 750 mL $12.95
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            • 4.0 from 5
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            • 4.0 from 5

          Viewpointe Big Bluff Red 2011 Review

          Sat 7, Mar. 15
          1 Reviews
          0 Reviews
          4.00 overall score

          This wine is all about place. Coming from Canada’s southernmost region, where the unique climate infuses warmth and richness into every sip. A blend of Cabernet Franc, Pinot Noir and Petit Verdot, this wine’s fresh red berry fruit, spice and soft tannins make it an easy-drinking and crowd-pleasing choice. (VINTAGES panel, Feb. 2014)

          Why the big V?
          Vision: Showcase the character and quality of Essex Region wines
          Vocation: Winemaking from a different point of view.
          Varietals: Cab Franc, Pinot Noir, Petit Verdot, Merlot
          Value: Medium bodied and smooth. Deviously balanced with dark fruit flavours and soft tannins.
          View: Beautiful
          Visit: Viewpointewinery.com

          VQA Lake Erie North Shore
          12% Alc./vol.

          Price: 750 mL $12.95

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