On the Road with the Grape Guy

On the Road with the Grape Guy is a on-going feature that follows me from event to event ... I post my thoughts, feelings and reviews of what happened and what I tasted ... basically it is here that I review the events I attend and the things that thrilled me.

Anteprima Sagrantino: 2018 Sangrantino DOC - Preview

11 Aug 2022

(May 2022) … During the Anteprima Sagrantino I tasted 47 wines in quick succession blind and gave them a rating based on how I see their potential moving forward. Sagrantino DOC is a wine that needs years to be drinkable, and it is nice to see that some producers are trying to create a wine that is drinkable sooner. Long live Sagrantino, but not always in the cellar – time to bring some of them out for a taste.

These wines below were tasted blind and given a Good / Better / Best rating for potential in the future:

Terre de' Trinci 2018 Montefalco Sagrantino DOCG  ... Good
Tenute Baldo 2018 Montefalco Sagrantino DOCG ... Better
Terre de la Custodia 2018 Montefalco Sagrantino DOCG - Maior ... Good
Cocco Ilaria 2018 Montefalco Sagrantino DOCG - Phansano ... Good
Agricola Mevante 2018 Montefalco Sagrantino DOCG ... Better
Colle Ciocco 2018 Montefalco Sagrantino DOCG ... Better
Adanti 2018 Montefalco Sagrantino DOCG - Arquata ... Good
Tenuta di Saragano 2018 Montefalco Sagrantino DOCG - Saragano ... Good
Le Thadee 2018 Montefalco Sagrantino DOCG - Carlo Re ... Better
Fattoria Colsanto 2018 Montefalco Sagrantino DOCG ... Best
Moretti Omero 2018 Montefalco Sagrantino DOCG ... Best
Scacciadiavoli 2018 Montefalco Sagrantino DOCG ... Good
Colpetrone 2018 Montefalco Sagrantino DOCG ... Better
Tenuta Alzatura 2018 Montefalco Sagrantino DOCG ... Good
Montioni 2018 Montefalco Sagrantino DOCG - Ma Gia ... Better
Perticaia 2018 Montefalco Sagrantino DOCG ... Good
Benedetti & Grigi 2018 Montefalco Sagrantino DOCG - Dioniso ... Better
Luca di Tomaso 2018 Montefalco Sagrantino DOCG ... Better
Adanti 2018 Montefalco Sagrantino DOCG - Il Domenico ... Good
Tenuta Bellafonte 2018 Montefalco Sagrantino DOCG - Collenottolo ... Better
Pardi 2018 Montefalco Sagrantino DOCG ... Better
Romanelli 2018 Montefalco Sagrantino DOCG - Terra Cupa ... Better
Terre San Felice 2018 Montefalco Sagrantino DOCG ... Good
Di Filippo 2018 Montefalco Sagrantino DOCG - Etnico ... Good
Pardi 2018 Montefalco Sagrantino DOCG - Sacrantino ... Better
Raina 2018 Montefalco Sagrantino DOCG - Le Pretelle ... Good
La Veneranda 2018 Montefalco Sagrantino DOCG ... Good
Terre San Felice 2018 Montefalco Sagrantino DOCG - Vinum Dei ... Best
Tenuta Castelbuono - Lunelli 2018 Montefalco Sagrantino DOCG - Carapace ... Better
Tabarrini 2018 Montefalco Sagrantino DOCG - Colle Grimaldesco ... Good
Tabarrini 2018 Montefalco Sagrantino DOCG - Colle alle Macchie ... Better

 

Ontario Wine Reviews: 32 Wines from 23 Wineries - Summer 2022

10 Aug 2022

Not all reviews make the newsletter, there's just so many good wines and not enough space ... so every three to six months (or so) I clear out the backlog of wines ... here are the reviews that were written but until now have never seen the light of day. 

This time there are 58 wines reviewed from 25 wineries

(click on the wine name to link to the full review)

 

Lane Erie North Shore

Colchester Ridge (CREW) 2020 Fume Blanc, Walk the Plank 
Colchester Ridge (CREW) 2020 Sauvignon Blanc
Pelee Island 2018 Pinot Noir Reserve
Pelee Island 2018 Pinot Noir, Vinedressers

 

Niagara Escarpment

Creekside 2019 Cabernet-Merlot
Flat Rock Cellars 2019 Riesling NV - Nadia's Vineyard
Flat Rock Cellars 2019 Riesling
Greenlane 2017 Chardonnay
Honsberger 2019 Cabernet Franc
Malivoire 2020 Gamay, Genova
Malivoire 2020 Pinot Noir, Small Lot

Pearl Morissette 2020 Roselana
Pearl Morissette 2019 Cabernet Franc Ressac
Pearl Morissette 2018 Irreverence
Pearl Morissette 2017 Cabernet Franc, Cuvee Madeline
Pearl Morissette 2017 Riesling, Black Ball

Rockway 2019 Chardonnay, Unoaked
Rockway 2019 Gamay Noir
Rockway 2018 Cabernet-Shiraz
Speck Brothers 2021 Sauvignon Blanc, Family Tree “The Soldier’s Wife”
Sue-Ann Staff 2019 Cabernet, The Gritstone

 

   Niagara-on-the-Lake

Amo Wines 2020 Cabernet Franc
Byland 2020 Gamay Noir Signature
Jackson-Triggs 2020 Sauvignon Blanc Grand Reserve
Jackson-Triggs 2020 White Meritage Grand Reserve
Jackson-Triggs 2019 Pinot Noir Grand Reserve
Southbrook 2018 Chardonnay, Triomphe

 

  Prince Edward County

Closson Chase 2019 Chardonnay, The Brock
Closson Chase 2021 Pinot Gris
Lacey 2020 Chardonnay Inox
Lighthall Vineyards 2021 Gruner Veltliner
Lighthall Vineyards 2021 Pinot Gris
Lighthall Vineyards 2021 Progression
Lighthall Vineyards 2020, Riesling
Rosehall Run 2021 Pinot Gris
Rosehall Run 2021 Sully's Mix
Rosehall Run 2020 Sauvignon Blanc

 


Other Regions & Virtual Wineries

Divergence 2021 Sauvignon Blanc, Hughes Vineyard
Le Clos Jordanne 2019 Chardonnay, Le Grand Clos
Maenad Wine Company 2020 Chardonnay, Skin Fermented
Meldville 2019 Pinot Grigio
Meldville 2016 Cabernet Franc

 

 

 

 

 

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