Ontario Reviews

Two Sisters 2012 Stone Eagle

Maybe it’s me who has a hang up on price.  Maybe there are those out there that don’t give a rat’s ass about how much they pay for a bottle; in fact I know there are, and I have met them – but me, I still look for value.  What sparked that little rant is this bottle of Ontario red, which just might be the most expensive bottle of Ontario table wine I have come across; a blend of 66% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Merlot and 18% Cabernet Franc aged 29 months in 95% French / 5% American and sporting a hefty 14.5% alcohol, it also spent 2 years in bottle before release.  Nose is pleasant enough with its mocha, cassis, tobacco and black cherry … but it’s the palate with its up-front layers of smoky-mocha, black cherry, and coffee where this wine really shines; and while the wine was in oak for 29 months its integration is lovely and unobtrusive; alcohol could have also been an issue, at 14.5%, but it’s hardly noticeable. Stone Eagle shows elegance much in part due to the restrained hand of winemaker Adam Pearce who has nailed this wine with a wonderful balance … but are you willing to pay the price or will you be screaming at this Eagle because it is too high? I guess time will tell ... on a side note, I do like the look of the label.  Price: $130 – Rating: **** ½

Red Blend
at the winery

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