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


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

Rate and review BRICKLAYER’S Cache Meritage 2012

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    • 5.0 from 5
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    • 5.0 from 5
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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

Rate and review BRICKLAYER’S Cabernet Shiraz 2012

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    • 5.0 from 5
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    • 3.0 from 5
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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

Rate and review BRICKLAYER’S Cache Small Lot Syrah 2012

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

Bricklayer’s Reward OLD FARM CABERNET FRANC 2012 Review

Wed 25, Feb. 15
1 Reviews
0 Reviews
4.00 overall score

Bricklayer’s Estate Wines at Colio Estate Wines

Winemaker’s Notes:
Our Cabernet Franc vines are in the oldest part of our vineyard, aptly named the Old
Farm. Soils here are rockier than elsewhere in the vineyard, allowing for good drainage
and healthy fruit and vines. Also in parts nearest to the moderating effects of Lake Erie,
the fruit is given the greatest opportunity to ripen properly, avoiding the bell pepper
aromas common in many Cabernet Francs made with less ripe fruit.

Colour: Medium purple
Bouquet: Savour the aromas of ripe berries.
Taste: Pronounced flavours of ripe blackcurrants, raspberries, and a smooth finish imparted on the wine by skilled oak aging.
Food Matches: Pair with game meats, steak and rosemary roasted lamb
Serve At: 15-18°C

VINIFICATION
Fermentation: Stainless steel tanks
Aging: 16 months, 75% in French /25% in American oak barrels, 30% new barrels
Blend: 100% Cabernet Franc
Residual Sugar: 4.5 g/L
Alcohol Content: 14.5%
Sugar Code: 0
Production: 374 cases
Winemaker: Lawrence Buhler

VQA Lake Erie North Shore
Price: $18.95

Rate and review Bricklayer’s Reward OLD FARM CABERNET FRANC 2012

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

Bricklayer’s Reward BLOCK 3 MERLOT 2012 Review

Wed 25, Feb. 15
1 Reviews
0 Reviews
3.00 overall score

Bricklayer’s Estate Wines at Colio Estate Wines

Winemaker’s Notes:
This wine comes from some of the most exceptional terroir on the estate, known for producing excellent quality grapes. The fruit was isolated from the harvest for being especially concentrated in flavour and body, which allows it to hold up to skilled oak ageing.

Colour: Medium ruby
Bouquet: Fruit-forward with robust red fruit aromas
Taste: Rich flavours of plum and cherry, with toasty hints of vanilla and spice from skilled oak aging
Food Matches: Grilled or roasted meats like steak, or prime rib
Serve At: 15-18°C

VINIFICATION
Fermentation: Stainless steel tanks
Aging: 16 months in 50% French oak/ 50% American oak barrels, 35% new oak
Blend: 100% Merlot
Residual Sugar: 3 g/L
Alcohol Content: 14%
Sugar Code: 0
Production: 285 cases
Winemaker: Lawrence Buhler

VQA Lake Erie North Shore
Price: $19.95

Rate and review Bricklayer’s Reward BLOCK 3 MERLOT 2012

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

Bricklayer’s Reward Block 7 Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 Review

Tue 24, Feb. 15
1 Reviews
0 Reviews
5.00 overall score

Bricklayer’s Estate Wines at Colio Estate Wines

Winemaker’s Notes:
This wine has been crafted from grapes grown on older vines and in the northern-most parts of our vineyard, where clay soils dominate. This leads to smaller berries that are highly concentrated in flavour.

Colour: Deep ruby
Bouquet: Fruit-forward with tantalizing black fruit aromas
Taste: Rich and robust with flavours of cassis, vanilla and spice with a smooth lingering finish
Food Matches: Grilled or roasted meats like steak, or prime rib
Serve At: 15-18°C

VINIFICATION
Fermentation: Stainless steel tanks
Aging: 16 months in 80% French oak, 20% American oak barrels, 33% new oak
Blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Residual Sugar: 4 g/L
Alcohol Content: 14.5%
Sugar Code: 0
Production: 289 cases
Winemaker: Lawrence Buhler

VQA Lake Erie North Shore
Price: $19.95

LCBO VINTAGES# 406124 (Only 30 cases available at LCBO)

Double Gold Medal winner at the 2014 All Canadian Wine Championships

Rate and review Bricklayer’s Reward Block 7 Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

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