From the Cellar

Just because I started a website called doesn't mean it's All-Ontario-All-the-Time. When I kick back at night my mood (and sometimes my curiosity) decides my wine of choice. And the title should read, "Uncorked and Un-Screwed Tonight" ... but that just sounds wrong.

January 5, 2013: 4 Bottles from 3 Countries (Ontario / New Zealand / Portugal)

03 Jan 2013


An interesting night of wine.  Started with one of my last two bottles of Stoney Ridge's inaugural Sparkling wine from 2005 ... sadly it was corked, you could smell it right off the bat, thankfully the taste was intact for the first few sips so we could see where it would have been - it was still fresh and lively with acidity, sadly the flavour was consumed with cork notes within minutes.

The other three bottles:
Angels Gate 2005 Old Vines Chardonnay
Marisco 2010 Marlborough Pinot Noir
Ferreira 1999 Late Bottled Vintage Port

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January 2, 2013: Finca El Retiro 2004 Syrah (Argentina)

02 Jan 2013


I have to admit that some things in life come as a complete surprise - like finding an older vintage of a wine in your wine cellar that you had no idea you had.  That came to me the day after I had the wine mentioned in this title of this post:  Finca el Retiro 2004 Syrah - in the next few days I will be posting my notes from a bottle of 2001 I seem to have lolly-gagging in my cellar.  But let's first move on to this bottle ...

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