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


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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Sanson Bird Dog Red 2006 Lot #2 Review

Sun 24, Nov. 13
0 Reviews
0 Reviews
0 overall score

Winemaker’s Notes:
A medium ruby colour with a youthful purple hue. Smoky aromas of wild bramble and elderberry with hints of coffee accenting the dense fruity core. The palate displays medium, approachable body and structure with good acidity and an evident, yet not overpowering tannic grip. The core remains rich and wild berry that simply goes on and on through the finish. Very versatile. Serve with wild game, hearty stew or lamb.

Cabernet Sauvignon 55%
Cabernet Franc 25%
Merlot 20%

Non VQA
13.5% alc./vol.

Price: 750 mL $19.95

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    Sanson Select Chardonnay 2008 Review

    Sun 7, Jul. 13
    0 Reviews
    0 Reviews
    0 overall score

    Winemaker’s Notes:
    None available.

    Non VQA
    13.5% alc./vol.

    Price: 750 mL $15.95

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      Sanson Baco Noir 2010 Review

      Sun 8, Jul. 12
      0 Reviews
      0 Reviews
      0 overall score

      Winemaker’s Notes:
      None available.

      Non VQA
      12% alc./vol.

      Price: 750 mL $16.95

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        Sanson Barn Cat 2006 Review

        Sun 29, Jan. 12
        1 Reviews
        0 Reviews
        4.00 overall score

        Winemaker’s Notes:
        A medium/light colour suggests an easy-to-drink wine, which Barn Cat is, but at the same time, like an onion, you peel away the layers and there is much more there. The aroma’s lively and pleasing with cherry notes at the core and highlights of new leather, red licorice, and a touch of anise. These impressions are rounded out on the palate with some sweet vanilla/wood and a refreshing zest of acidity that lingers on a crisp finish. The mild tannins, the smooth mouth-feel … the pleasant bite on the finish. All indications point to a great wine drinking experience for the next few years to come. This guy is just the right weight and balance for a Berkshire chop or some spicy sausage right off the barbecue.

        Barn Cat 2006 is a blend of these four grapes: Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir

        Non VQA
        13.5 alc./vol.

        Price: 750 mL $16.95

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        Sanson Autumn Harvest Vidal 2008 Review

        Mon 28, Nov. 11
        1 Reviews
        0 Reviews
        3.33 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 icewine – 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, unoaked 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. The packaging for the 2008 has changed – the old cork has been replaced with a new a new Stelvin cap closure.

        Non VQA
        11.5 alc./vol.

        Price: 750 mL $12.95

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        Sanson Baco Noir Reserve 2008 Review

        Sat 24, Jul. 10
        1 Reviews
        0 Reviews
        5.00 overall score

        Winemaker’s Notes:
        I think I detect a slight change of style this year. Previous vintages seemed to have a more defined oak influence but this one is really focused on fruit character – Baco fans can rejoice! Lots of that brambly elderberry and wild currant aroma and flavour backed by the lively, juicy acidity that purists love. There are still evident notes of wood to add complexity but this wine is like the old Tiger’s Stadium compared to that damned new “ballpark” they have – one for the purists.

        VQA Ontario
        12.5 alc./vol.

        Price: 750 mL $24.95

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        Sanson Syrah 2007 Review

        Sat 10, Jul. 10
        2 Reviews
        0 Reviews
        5.00 overall score

        Winemaker’s Notes:
        When I first opened this Syrah it was very firm and smoky but as it opened over the course of an hour the smoke and mineral receded and sweet notes of new leather, vanilla, cedar and ultra-ripe black cherry/currant came forward. Often Syrah can be hard and tightly-knit in its youth but this one is round and generous now. It is framed by some pretty firm tannins and has that characteristic syrah pepper edge. This one cries out for a leg of lamb marinated in rosemary, garlic and mustard… roast to just-past-rare and carved into thick juicy slices.

        Awards:
        Gold – 2010 All Canadian Wine Championships (Syrah / Shiraz Under $25)

        VQA Lake Erie North Shore
        13 alc./vol.

        Price: 750 mL $19.95

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        Sanson Baco Noir 2007 Review

        Sat 27, Mar. 10
        2 Reviews
        0 Reviews
        4.17 overall score

        Winemaker’s Notes:
        From the start, Baco has been one of Sanson’s “go to” wines and the 07 is another great effort.

        Deep ruby colour and staining concentrated purple hues. The aromas show classic wild berry/black currant and crème de cassis balanced with elegant, sweet oak bouquet – that’s one of the keys with Baco, getting the oak to balance the bold fruit without the whole thing getting too overblown.

        On the palate it is full and round with ultra-ripe fruit , the other key is to keep the vigour of the vine in check to avoid green notes.

        Baco is a workhorse hybrid around here and it really makes my day when I can pour it for those I-don’t-drink Canadian-wine-folks and have them tell me they think its “a pretty decent California Zin”.

        VQA Ontario
        13.5 alc./vol.

        Price: 750 mL $15.95

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