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 Night Glider Gamay Noir Zweigelt 2013 Review

Fri 3, Apr. 15
1 Reviews
0 Reviews
4.00 overall score

Full Bodied & Fruity Red Wine

This is a unique Pelee Island wine. Gamy Noir is a French grape variety that is solely responsible for the distinctive wines of Beaujolais, while Zweigelt, an Austrian / Hungarian grape variety, is Austria’s most popular red grape.

Deep in colour. The appealing fruitless of Gamay Noir and the distinct spiciness of Zweigelt grapes is blended to yield this full bodied red. Its boysenberry and black current flavours combine with a fine tannic finish and crisp acidity.

BLEND:
48% Ganay Noir
43% Zweigelt
9% Cabernet Franc

ALCOHOL: 12.5%

RESIDUAL SUGAR: 4.8 g/l
SUGAR CODE: (0) Extra Dry

PAIR IT WITH:
Grilled beef and steak or mild to medium flavoured cheeses.

SERVED: chilled

VQA Ontario

Price:
$12.75 750 ml bottle
$19.75 1500 ml bottle

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Pelee Island Gamay Noir Zweigelt 2011 Review

Sat 19, Jan. 13
2 Reviews
0 Reviews
4.50 overall score

LCBO# 216028

Tasting Note:
Medium ruby colour with a pale pink rim; aromas of black cherry, currant, earth, and smoked meat; dry, light-medium bodied with crisp acidity, light tannins and flavours of green herbs, blackberries and blueberries.

Serving Suggestion:
Serve with tomato based pasta dishes, turkey and stuffing and light meat dishes.

VQA Ontario
13% alc./vol.

Price: 750 mL $11.95

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Smith & Wilson Ruby Tuesday 2010 Review

Thu 10, Jan. 13
1 Reviews
0 Reviews
4.33 overall score

A light blend of Gamay, Chambourcin and Merlot, this youthful wine is the perfect sip for almost any occasion or taste. Ruby is the “friendly” wine – a crowd pleaser.

Pleasant Pairings: Ruby is versatile at the table. Good choices would be light tomato dishes, pizza and grilled chicken. This is the bottle to pack in the picnic basket – a great lunch wine.

VQA Ontario
12.8% alc./vol.

Price: 750 mL $12.50

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Smith & Wilson Rondeau Red 2010 Review

Mon 3, Sep. 12
1 Reviews
0 Reviews
3.33 overall score

Winemaker’s Notes:
A blend of Merlot, Gamay and Viognier. Fruit forward and spicy. Medium bodied and unoaked.

Pleasant Pairings:
Serve at room temperature with grilled and charred foods, fresh or dried cranberries. black olives. mushrooms and fresh herb dishes.

VQA Lake Erie North Shore
12.8% alc./vol.

Price: 750 mL $13

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Smith & Wilson Rondeau Red 2009 Review

Fri 15, Jul. 11
0 Reviews
0 Reviews
0 overall score

Winemaker’s Notes:
One of our flagship wines, Rondeau is a simple, tasty, unoaked Gamay/merlot blend with hints of black pepper and cinnamon. Pleasant Pairings: Rondeau works beautifully with grilled and charred foods, black olives, mushrooms, and fresh herbs.

VQA Ontario
11% alc./vol.
Price: 750 mL $13

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    Pelee Island Cabernet Franc 2009 Review

    Wed 18, May. 11
    0 Reviews
    0 Reviews
    0 overall score

    Winemaker’s Notes:
    You will find very ripe, plummy-sweet flavours and richness in this wine. There is also a rustic character. The French would call it a bistro, elbows on the table wine.

    These are picked early in the day in mid-October when they have reached 20.2 brix, and arrive at the winery within hours of picking. The grapes are destemmed, crushed and fed into a rotor fermenting tank. Maturation temperature for this wine is controlled at 26 degrees Celsius. The key to the intense flavours and spicy aromas are the mature grapes and modern technology. This modern piece of technology allows for strict temperature control during fermentation: its gentle agitation of the wine extracts more colour and tannin from the skins, and the partial pressure this vessel is under during the time of fermentation allows higher concentration of fruit flavours to remain in the wine. Finally, this wine undergoes malolactic fermentation in the barrel room, which stabilizes its red colour and enhances its firm tannic finish.

    This Cabernet Franc is best served with pasta or red sauce, barbecued foods, roast beef or lamb.

    GRAPE: 85% Cabernet Franc, 15% Gamay Noir
    ALCOHOL: 13%
    RESIDUAL SUGAR: 3.7 g/L
    SUGAR CODE: (0)

    VQA Ontario

    Price: 750 mL $11.45

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      Pelee Island Gamay Noir Zweigelt 2008 Review

      Fri 12, Mar. 10
      2 Reviews
      0 Reviews
      5.00 overall score

      Winemaker’s Notes:
      This wine has lots of vitality. Quite tangy, dry and refreshing so it really livens the palate and makes you hungry. These grape varieties produce a wine with a bright, cheerful character.

      The Gamay Noir grapes were harvested in early October when the brix had reached 21.4 and the Zweigelt in mid-September, when the brix had reached 20. They were then left for four to six days in a temperature-controlled rotor fermenter under partial pressure.

      This wine is an excellent companion to red meats and game without sauces.

      GRAPES: 50% Zweigelt, 50% Gamay Noir
      ALCOHOL: 13%
      RESIDUAL SUGAR: 4.1 g/L
      Sugar Code: (0)

      Price: 750 mL $10.95

      VQA Ontario

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      Pelee Island Gamay Noir Zweigelt 2007 Review

      Tue 2, Jun. 09
      3 Reviews
      0 Reviews
      4.33 overall score

      Winemaker’s Notes:
      The Gamay Noir grapes were harvested in early October when the brix had reached 21.4 and the Zweigelt in mid-September, when the brix had reached 20. They were then left for four to six days in a temperature-controlled rotor fermenter under partial pressure.

      This wine is an excellent companion to red meats and game without sauces.

      This wine has lots of vitality. Quite tangy, dry and refreshing so it really livens the palate and makes you hungry. These grape varieties produce a wine with a bright, cheerful character.

      GRAPES: 50% Zweigelt, 50% Gamay Noir
      ALCOHOL: 12.5% alc./vol.
      RESIDUAL SUGAR: 4.1 g/L
      Sugar Code: (0)

      Price: 750 mL $10.95

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      Smith & Wilson Rondeau Red 2006 Review

      Sat 14, Feb. 09
      1 Reviews
      0 Reviews
      4.00 overall score

      Winemaker’s Notes:
      Gamay Noir / Merlot, dry

      Fresh and fruity, a very accessible wine. Ready to drink early, but developing an unexpected depth of character while bottle aging. The nose suggests strawberry, cherry and a wee bit of violet. Rondeau Red has a smooth and supple character in the mouth without the bite of tannins.

      Pairs well with stews, creamy dishes and poultry. Fine for roasted vegetables too.

      Price: 750 mL $13

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      Colio Estate Gamay Noir 2006 Review

      Mon 10, Nov. 08
      1 Reviews
      0 Reviews
      5.00 overall score

      Winemakers Notes:
      This Gamay Noir shows our winemaking team’s ability to stay true to varietals and create fruit forward, food friendly wines.

      Appellation: VQA Ontario
      Blend: Gamay Noir 100%
      Brix at Harvest: 18.2
      Fermentation: Stainless steel tanks (7 – 10 days on the skins)
      Aging: 6 months in Oak barrels
      Residual Sugar: 2 g/l
      Alcohol Content: 12.6 %
      Production: 2200 cases
      Winemaker: Tim Reilly
      Size: 750 ml $11.55

      Food Match: Turkey, Pork, Pasta-tomato based, Cheeses-mild
      Colour: Light ruby red
      Bouquet: Strawberry, cherry and blackberry
      Taste: Medium-full, dry and soft fruit with extended toasty finish
      Serve at: 18º – 20º C

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