Ontario Reviews

Alvento 2005 “Elige”
Why anybody would move from Tuscany to Ontario is a mystery to me. Why anyone would move from Tuscany to Ontario to make wine is either a maverick, running from the law, crazy or up for a challenge. I have not done a background check on Elyane and Bruno of Alvento, but they don’t seem like they are crazy or running from the law – so maverick or up for a challenge must be the answer. This is a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, and equal parts Cabernet Franc and Merlot. The wine’s nose is woodsy with black fruit, spice and licorice notes. The palate shows more complexity and staying power, black fruit, spice, cinnamon, and wood tones, along with hints of mocha and licorice in the mid-palate. The finish is smoky with a touch of bittersweet chocolate and fine tannins … a nice wine that makes a welcome edition to the Ontario pantheon – Tuscany’s loss seems to be our gain. Welcome to Ontario Bruno and Elyane, we thank you for coming and as the years progress you’ll, find out that your maverick nature was also tinged with a bit of the crazy. Price: $30 – Rating: **** ½
Red Blend
Niagara Peninsula
at the winery

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