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


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

Rate and review Oxley Estate Pinot Noir 2011

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

Oxley Estate Auxerrois 2013 Review

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

Winemaker’s Notes:
Delicate, pale yellow colour introduces our Auxerrois ’13. This beloved and beautiful white wine delivers aromas of honeysuckle, corn husk, sweet pea and dill. The palate is alive with juicy flavours of green apple, lemon and white peach. Enjoy a crisp, citrus-inspired mouth feel skirted with a kiss of sweetness on the refreshing finish.

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

Price: $17.95

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    Nose ....................
    • 3.0 from 5
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    • 3.0 from 5
    Overall Impression ....
    • 3.0 from 5

Oxley Estate Riesling 2013 Review

Tue 3, Jun. 14
1 Reviews
0 Reviews
4.00 overall score

Winemaker’s Notes:
We love Riesling… and we love how it thrives in our climate, displaying the uniqueness of our terroir. Our 2013 is appealing to the eye, with its pretty colour of pale straw, and enchanting on the nose, with delicate aromas of white flowers, peaches and a hint of almond. Enjoy the juice-charged palate… grapefruit, lemon and apple join a structured, mineral backbone. The finish is long, dry, clean… and asking for your favourite cheese.

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

Price: $18.95

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    Nose ....................
    • 4.0 from 5
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    • 4.0 from 5
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    • 4.0 from 5

Oxley Estate Cabernet Franc 2012 Review

Sat 31, May. 14
1 Reviews
0 Reviews
3.00 overall score

Winemaker’s Notes:
Cabernet Franc, a winter-hardy varietal, loves our climate and soil… and we love this grape! Our 2012 has a fetching, Bing cherry colour that dances in your glass. On the nose early aromas of raspberry, bell pepper and tomato leaf open up to earthy, herbaceous notes of thyme and violet. The palate is sleek – red berries, mushroom and spice, with focused tannins and well-defined acidity building a bridge to the lengthy, harmonious finish.

VQA Ontario
13% alc./vol.

Price: $18.95

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

Oxley Estate WOWZA White 2013 Review

Fri 30, May. 14
1 Reviews
0 Reviews
3.67 overall score

Winemaker’s Notes:
Wowza is a brilliant, straw-coloured white blend with amplified aromas of tangerine, lime, almond oil and ginger. The palate is plentiful with tropical notes of honeydew, mango and banana, infused with lively citrus flavours of white grapefuit, pineapple and orange zest. The mouthfeel is the kicker… vivacious acidity rounded lusciously by a touch of honey. Pour yourself a glass of Wowza, go outside and live the moment!

NON VQA
12% alc./vol.

Price: $15.95

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

Oxley Estate Chardonnay 2013 Review

Tue 27, May. 14
2 Reviews
0 Reviews
4.00 overall score

Winemaker’s Notes:

** Selected as BEST WHITE WINE at the 2014 Shores of Erie Wine Competition **

Our 2013 Chardonnay is intriguing from the first pour. The tantalizing golden-green colour leads you to a mysterious mingling of aromas – fresh straw, clover leaf, baked apple, orange blossom and jasmine. The palate flows beautifully… green apple, lemon, banana and almond, with notes of honey and lychee fruit bringing roundness to the mouth feel. Signature cool-climate acidity hums through the refreshing and harmonious finish.

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

Price: $18.95

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    • 4.0 from 5
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    • 3.5 from 5
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    • 4.5 from 5

Oxley Estate Chardonnay 2012 Review

Tue 27, May. 14
1 Reviews
0 Reviews
3.00 overall score

Winemaker’s Notes:
This Chardonnay has a luscious nose of Golden Delicious apple, almond and white grapefruit and a tangy mouth feel with lemon, ginger and white peach. It is a welcome refresher and pairs well with chicken, fish and cheese.

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

Price: $17.95

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    • 3.0 from 5
    Taste ......................
    • 3.0 from 5
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    • 3.0 from 5

Oxley Estate Rosé 2013 Review

Mon 26, May. 14
1 Reviews
0 Reviews
3.00 overall score

Winemaker’s Notes:
Essex County’s own grape varieties make up Oxley’s Rose. The HGs (stands for Harrow Graft) are hearty and sustainable – true ambassadors of our terroir. Our Rose presents charming coral and bright copper colors, followed by fresh aromas of ripe strawberry, anise and tangerine peel. The palate is delightfully off-dry … a bit of sweetness delivers the juicy berries and citrus flavors over the long, electric finish. Pair with tempura shrimp with sea salt or bbq chorizo sausage and melon..

Music pairing: “Painted Ladies” by Ian Thomas
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QRvY-I9pNpI

NON VQA
11.5% alc./vol.

Price: $15.95

Rate and review Oxley Estate Rosé 2013

    Nose ....................
    • 3.0 from 5
    Taste ......................
    • 3.0 from 5
    Overall Impression ....
    • 3.0 from 5

Oxley Estate Rosé 2012 Review

Sun 25, May. 14
1 Reviews
0 Reviews
3.67 overall score

Winemaker’s Notes:
The nose is an enticing blend of ripe strawberries, tangerine and red licorice, with a hint of fresh basil on the edge. The mouth feel is daring… juicy, slightly sweet red berries are balanced by a lively zip of acidity and tangy lemon zest and pink grapefruit. This is a delectably versatile food wine.

NON VQA
12.5% alc./vol.

Price: $15.95

Rate and review Oxley Estate Rosé 2012

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    • 3.0 from 5
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    • 4.0 from 5
    Overall Impression ....
    • 4.0 from 5
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