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Ontario Wine Reviews: 62 Wines from 33 Wineries

11 Apr 2019

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. 

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

Lake Erie North Shore

Colio Estate 2017 Sauvignon Blanc, Bricklayer’s Reward
North 42 Degrees 2017 Sauvignon Blanc, Black Series


Niagara Escarpment

16 Mile Cellar 2014 Chardonnay, Civility
16 Mile Cellar 2014 Chardonnay, Rebel
16 Mile Cellar 2017 Renegade Rosé

Back 10 Cellars 2017 Pinot Noir, Blood Sweat & Years
Back 10 Cellars 2017 Riesling, The Big Reach
Back 10 Cellars 2017 Rosé Coloured Glasses
Back 10 Cellars 2017 Smitten Sparkling

Calamus 2016 Meritage
Cloudsley Cellars 2015 Pinot Noir, Glen Elgin Vineyard
Cloudsley Cellars 2015 Pinot Noir, Twenty Mile Bench
Cloudsley Cellars 2016 Pinot Noir, Niagara
Foreign Affair 2016 Dream
Foreign Affair 2017 Syrah

Good Earth 2017 Aria, Sparkling Rose
Henry of Pelham 2018 Three of Hearts Rosé
Leaning Post 2017 Clockwork, Skin Fermented White
London Born Wine Company 2016 Cabernet Franc
London Born Wine Company 2017 Sparkling Rosé
Lundy Manor Wine Cellars 2016 Sauvignon Blanc
Malivoire 2016 Cabernet Franc, Wismer Vineyard
Malivoire 2018 Rosé, Moira

Redstone 2015 Cabernet-Merlot, Redstone Vineyard
Redstone 2017 Viognier, Redfoot Vineyard
Ridgepoint 2012 Pinot Noir
Rosewood 2016 Riesling, Renaceau Vineyard
Rosewood 2016 Sauvignon Blanc, Sans Heir
Rosewood 2017 Follow the White Rabbit
Rosewood 2017 PTG Notorious

Tawse 2014 Cabernet Franc, Laundry Vineyard
Tawse 2016 Pinot Noir, Grower’s Blend
Vieni Estates NV Momenti Sparkling
Vineland Estates 2017 Cabernet Franc



Big Head 2016 Merlot Select
Big Head 2016 Riesling Dry
Big Head 2017 Chenin Blanc “Raw”
Big Head 2017 Gewurztraminer
Big Head 2017 Pinot Gris “Raw”
Big Head 2017 Savagnin “Raw”
Big Head 2017 Sauvignon Blanc “Raw”

Colaneri 2017 Cabernet Franc, Unita
Jackson-Triggs 2016 Merlot, Grand Reserve
Konzelmann 2016 Meritage Reserve
Lakeview Cellars 2016 Malbec
Niagara College 2014 Blanc de Blanc Brut, “Balance”
Niagara College 2017 Fume Blanc, Gastronomy
Niagara College 2017 Pinot Noir, Gastronomy
Niagara College 2018 Pinot Noir Rosé, “Balance”

Peller Estates NV Ice Cuvee Rosé
Peller Estates 2016 Riesling, Signature Series
Peller Estates 2017 Sauvignon Blanc Private Reserve
Pondview 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Bella Terra

Prince Edward County

Closson Chase 2016 Pinot Noir, Closson Chase Vineyard
Karlo Estates 2017 Pinot Noir, Lake on the Mountain
Morandin Wines 2016 Melot Unfiltered, Lizak Vineyards
Morandin Wines 2017 Pinot Gris, County – Sangreal Estate Vineyard

Other Regions & Virtual Wineries

2027 Cellars 2017 Pinot Noir, Edgerock Vineyard
2027 Cellars 2018 Gamay Rosé, Wismer Foxcroft Vineyard
Bachelder 2017 Chardonnay, Mineralité
Rolling Grape 2017 Farmhouse Red





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