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


Cooper’s Hawk Talon Red 2012 Review

Sat 11, Apr. 15
1 Reviews
0 Reviews
4.00 overall score

Tasting Notes:

Every vintage, being unique, offers a new opportunity to create a balanced wine.

The 2012 flight for Talon Red consist of Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Baco Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon and Marechal Foch. This blend will grip your senses with complexity and depth as no single varietal can possibly capture. Talon represents heart of capturing the perfect blend.

VQA Ontario
13% Alc./vol.

Price:

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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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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

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Sprucewood Shores Lady In Red 2011 Review

Thu 12, Jun. 14
1 Reviews
0 Reviews
4.00 overall score

Tasting Notes:
Always a lady, her perfume is vibrant with fruit. She will reveal flavors of vanilla, plum, grape, and raspberry when your lips meet hers. She’s bold yet medium bodied, with a soft and supple finish.

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

Price: $14.95

Also available a select LCBO locations: Check inventory

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Cooper’s Hawk Merlot Reserve 2012 Review

Tue 10, Jun. 14
1 Reviews
0 Reviews
5.00 overall score

Winemaker’s Notes:
An EPIC Wine. Between the ideal timing of very few rains during the 2012 vintage and the dropping of inferior grapes from the vine before harvesting, this Premium 2012 merlot Reserve is a very proud example of optimal grape growing and winemaking in the Lake Erie North Shore viticultural region. Deep concentration is integrated with the rare opportunity to use new oak flair. This wine is a craft of art, from soil to finish in every aspect of the world of Merlot. We have bottled only 125 cases of this amazing wine.

Rori McCaw, Winemaker

Tasting Notes:
Another of our premium wines, this medium bodied red is smooth and a delight to the senses. On the nose is essence of old fashioned black licorice, mocha, blueberry, leather and cocoa. The palate tastes of blackberry, coffee, dark chocolate and raspberry. Subtle, sweet and velvety oak makes a perfect lingering finish.

Pair this beauty with prime rib, surf and turf, dishes with fennel or tarragon and enjoy with Black Forest cake.

VQA Lake Erie North Shore
13.5% Alc./vol.

Price: $34.95

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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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Muscedere Vineyards Merlot 2011 Review

Sat 22, Feb. 14
1 Reviews
0 Reviews
4.00 overall score

Winemaker’s Notes:
Our first single varietal Merlot comes from the most challenging growing season we have experienced to date. (more rain than we would have liked). Yields were kept very low and the grapes for this wine were sorted in the vineyard and then sorted a second time before processing.

This wine exhibits hints of dark chocolate and ripened berries on the nose and palate. Enjoy with caramelized roasted vegetables, tomato based dishes or hardy red meats.

Hand-harvested: October 16, 2011.
Total Production: 350 cases

VQA Lake Erie North Shore
13.2% alc./vol.

Price: $20

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Cooper’s Hawk Merlot Cabernet 2011 Review

Sun 16, Feb. 14
1 Reviews
0 Reviews
4.00 overall score

Tasting Notes:
This wine has compelling aromas and flavours of blueberry and raspberry, beautifully interwoven with milk chocolate and vanilla from its time spent in French Oak barrels. Try with a grilled veal chop with cranberry chutney. (VINTAGES panel, April 2013)

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

Price: $16.95

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Sanson Bird Dog Red 2006 Lot #2 Review

Sun 24, Nov. 13
0 Reviews
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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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    CREW Meritage 2010 Review

    Sun 1, Sep. 13
    0 Reviews
    0 Reviews
    0 overall score

    Winemaker’s Notes:
    A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc offers a wonderful complexity of red berries, spiced fruit compete, dried rose petals, chocolate and tobacco with hints of vanilla. This beautifully balanced wine has a lingering and luscious mouthfeel. Cheers!

    VQA Lake Erie North Shore
    13.9% alc./vol.

    295 Cases Produced

    Price: 750 mL – $20.00

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