Ontario Wines Reviewed : The Best Tasted in 2021 (vol. 22-02)

11 Feb 2022

People are always asking me the best wines I tried, or my top wines in one category or another. This year I brought them all together in one newsletter. Here are the top wines from the top six grapes in Ontario (in my opinion). Below you will see my top scoring wines in the category of Chardonnay, Riesling and Sauvignon Blanc (whites) and Cabernet Franc, Gamay Noir and Pinot Noir (reds).

Below that are my four Most Watched Videos of 2021 - interesting to note two are from Chile, one is from Ontario and the other is of Italian in origin.

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  Click on any wine name to see the full review:


Bachelder 2018 Chardonnay "Les Villages" (****+)
Domaine Queylus 2017 Chardonnay Signature (****+)
Henry of Pelham 2019 Chardonnay, Speck Family Reserve (****+)
Westcott 2020 Chardonnay, Estate (****+)


Featherstone 2019 Riesling, Black Sheep (****)
Henry of Pelham 2020 Riesling Estate (****)

Sauvignon Blanc

Leaning Post 2019 Sauvignon Blanc (****)
Organized Crime 2020 Sauvignon Blanc (****)

Cabernet Franc

Pearl Morissette 2020 Cabernet Franc Racines du Ciel (****+)
Rockway Vineyards 2018 Cabernet Franc (****+)

Gamay Noir

Bachelder 2019 Gamay Noir - Bai Xu, 1981 Plantation (****+)
Bachelder 2019 Gamay Noir - Willms "Les Naturistes", 1983 Plantation (****+)
Bachelder 2019 Gamay Noir - Wismer Foxcroft (****+)
Henry of Pelham 2019 Gamay Estate (****+)
Inniskillin 2020 Gamay Noir, Discovery Series (****+)

Pinot Noir

Closson Chase 2018 Pinot Noir Churchside (****+)
Closson Chase 2019 Pinot Noir, Stirling Barrique (****+)
Domaine Queylus 2017 Pinot Noir, Signature (****+)
Le Clos Jordanne 2019 Pinot Noir, Jordan Village (****+)
Le Clos Jordanne 2019 Pinot Noir, Le Grand Clos (****+)


--- Most Watched Videos of 2021 ---

San Pedro 2018 Sideral (Chile)
Creekside Estate 2017 Laura's Red (Ontario)
Montes Alpha 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Special Cuvee (Chile)
Massolino 2016 Barolo Serralunga D'Alba (Piedmont, Italy)


       See the full newsletter with video, side bar links and more - click below:

Ontario Reviews: The Wines You Need to Get (vol. 22-02)



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