Browsing All posts tagged under »niagara«

get your Rock on

July 9, 2009


I am really into many of the wines Flat Rock produces, their pinot noirs have panache! Tonight I was hunting for a white wine with charisma and flare. Riesling is one of my all time farvourite white wines, I am hoping that Marlize and the team will not late my palate down! Nadja's Vineyard is a small block in front of the winery, that tends to get more winds and stay cooler, so I'm expecting some ripping acidity.

Another Malivoire – 05 Cabernet Merlot

May 29, 2008


If you’ve been reading my tasting notes enough, you have probably noticed that I’m a little partial to Malivoire wines.  I don’t know what it is, but they speak to me.  Well built, excellent quality, decent value, and a great expression of the varietals they produce.  I think the geek in me loves that the […]

05 Malivoire Pinot Noir (revisited)

April 30, 2008


I posted some older tasting notes on this one last week, but today I decided to pop one I still had in my cellar.  After experiencing Oregon for a week, my perception of pinot noir has changed drastically.  A few months in the bottle has changed this wine too.  Here are my updating tasting notes: […]

Old Vine Chardonnay from Niagara

April 17, 2008


2005 Hidden Bench Vieilles Vignes Chardonnay $40 from the winery I want to stick to sharing mostly to LCBO offerings which are widely available, but I get down to Niagara a few times a year to taste wines and I want to share.  Hidden Bench is one of those wineries you love to visit – […]

Pinot Noir from Niagara

April 11, 2008


Pinot Noir is definitely one of Niagara’s best offerings.  Our summers are hot enough, and our summer nights are cool, helping the grape both ripen and maintain acidity.  Malivoire Wine Co. is located on the Beamsville Bench. Their estate bottled Pinot Noir comes from a 9 year old block of clone 115.  2005 vintage in […]

Luxurious Chardonnay from Twenty Mile Bench

April 8, 2008


Le Clos Jordanne is a partnership between Vincor Canada and Boisset France.  It is their first investment in non-Burgundian (from Burgundy, France) property.  Their initial releases gained critical acclaim.  Here are my tasting notes from their 05 single vineyard Chardonnay.  These are currently sold out of LCBO, but is available on the wine lists of […]