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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Essex Wine Review







Wine Reviews - Lake Erie North Shore


Cooper’s Hawk Unoaked Chardonnay 2013 Review

Sat 25, Apr. 15
0 Reviews
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0 overall score

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    Cooper’s Hawk Talon White 2013 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 2013 flight for Talon White consist of Auxerois, Riesling, Gewürztraminer, Viognier and Savagnin. The blend will please your senses as no single varietal can possibly do. This is truly the art of blending at its finest.

    VQA Ontario
    13% Alc./vol.

    Price:

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    Pelee Island Traminer Muscat 2013 Review

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

    A unique blend of Gewürztraminer and Muscat Ottonel. Muscat Ottonel is a variety of the Muscat grape producing lighter flavour of wine.

    Pale in colour. Flavours of lychee and rose petal scents from the Gewürztraminer grape blend well with Muscat Ottonel variety. This makes our mst exotic tasting wine yet.

    BLEND:
    75% Gewürztraminer
    25% Muscat Ottonel

    ALCOHOL: 13%

    RESIDUAL SUGAR: 12.1 g/l
    SUGAR CODE: (1) Dry

    PAIR IT WITH:
    fruit salad, old cheese, pasta with a white sauce, seafood.

    VQA Ontario

    Price: $13.75

    Rate and review Pelee Island Trainer Muscat 2013

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      • 3.0 from 5

    Pelee Island Lighthouse Sauvignon Blanc 2013 Review

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

    ( *** information provided was for the 2012 vintage *** )

    The palate is clean, refreshing and has a crisp citrusy finish. This wine will make most alfresco meals shine.

    This Sauvignon Blanc makes a wonderful accompaniment to cheeses, seafood and white meats. Served chilled, our Lighthouse Sauvignon Blanc has the ability to make most foods shine.

    BLEND:
    100% Sauvignon Blanc

    ALCOHOL: 12.5%
    ACIDITY: 5.7
    BRIX: 19.8

    AGING: Stainless Steel Tanks
    RESIDUAL SUGAR: 5.5 g/l
    SUGAR CODE: (1)

    CASES PRODUCED: 6,000

    WHAT WE SMELL:
    Green Fruit Aromas

    WHAT WE TASTE:
    Apple and Citrus

    PAIR IT WITH:
    Caesar salad, cheeses, seafood and white meats

    SERVED: chilled

    VQA Ontario

    Price: $12.75

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      • 4.0 from 5

    Pelee Island Chardonnay – Non Oaked 2013 Review

    Tue 31, Mar. 15
    1 Reviews
    0 Reviews
    2.67 overall score

    Chardonnay is one of the most popular of French white wine grapes. This firm, dry Chardonnay is vibrant, fresh and enticing

    Like the pheasant, our Chardonnay grape vines have adapted well to the sun, soil, climate and latitude of Pelee Island.

    These grapes were harvested in September when they had reached 20.1 degrees Brix. They were then fermented for two to four weeks in stainless steel tanks and then left to age for another 6 months in stainless steel tanks.

    BLEND: 100% Chardonnay

    ALCOHOL: 13%
    BRIX: 20.3
    RESIDUAL SUGAR: 3.7 g/l
    SUGAR CODE: (0)

    STYLE: Light & Crisp

    WHAT WE SMELL:
    Apple and light lemon aromas with a touch of vanilla

    WHAT WE TASTE:
    Apple and light lemon aromas and flavours with a touch of vanilla

    EAT IT WITH:
    Chicken or light pasta dinners

    VQA Ontario

    Price:
    750 ml bottle $10.75
    1500 ml bottle $17.75

    Rate and review Pelee Island Chardonnay – Non Oaked 2013

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      • 3.0 from 5

    Pelee Island Gewurztraminer Riesling 2013 Review

    Sun 29, Mar. 15
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    A fragrant white wine with an inviting nose of peach and ripe exotic fruit. Fresh acidity balances the slight sweetness with a clean finish.

    This wine shows an abundance of flavours and aromas from both the Gewurztraminer and the Riesling while still having a crisp lingering finish.

    BLEND:
    51% Gewurztraminer
    49% Riesling

    RESIDUAL SUGAR: 6.5 g/l
    SUGAR CODE: (1)

    STYLE: Aromatic & Flavourful

    CASES PRODUCED: 5,000

    WHAT WE SMELL:
    Peach & ripe exotic fruit

    WHAT WE TASTE:
    Peach and ripe exotic fruits with a fresh acidity and clean finish.

    PAIR IT WITH:
    Try it with full flavoured cheeses, spicy Asian cuisine and seafood.

    VQA Ontario
    12.5% Alc./vol.

    Price: $12.75

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      Sprucewood Shores Hawk’s Flight Reserve Unoaked Chardonnay 2013 Review

      Sun 8, Mar. 15
      1 Reviews
      0 Reviews
      3.00 overall score

      Estate Bottled

      Tasting Notes:
      Hints of exotic melon and banana are what makes our Unoaked Chardonnay such a delightfully fresh wine. Tanya Mitchell – winemaker

      A vibrant Chardonnay with sweet melon aromas accented with a fresh hint of lemon. The flavour of juicy melon and banana on the palate balances perfectly with a subtle citrus finish.

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

      Price:

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      Viewpointe Big Bluff White 2013 Review

      Sat 7, Mar. 15
      1 Reviews
      0 Reviews
      4.00 overall score

      Fresh and bright aromas of grapefruit and pears shine through. More citrus on the fresh and balanced palate. A great choice as a sipping wine. (VINTAGES panel, May 2014)

      Why the big V?
      Vision: Showcase the character and quality of Essex Region wines
      Vocation: Winemaking from a different point of view.
      Varietals: Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Auxerrois
      Value: A seductive hint of sweetness. Fresh, juicy, fruit forward and balanced by pleasant acidity.
      View: Beautiful
      Visit: Viewpointewinery.com

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

      Price: 750 mL $12.95
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        • 4.0 from 5

      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

      Rate and review Sanson Autumn Harvest Vidal 2012

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        • 3.0 from 5
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