Browsing All posts tagged under »tasting notes«

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 – […]

A Great NZ Chardonnay

April 15, 2008


Cloudy Bay is a producer well known for its Sauvignon Blanc. Little did I know when I picked up their Chard it would be as well made and tasty! Cloudy Bay Chardonnay 2005 VINTAGES 359513 Price: 39.65 colour: golden yellow – apple juice kind of colour – watery miniscus on the nose: sensuous bouquet of […]

Chardonnay: The Neglected Friend

April 14, 2008


Chardonnay has gotten a bad rap.  It started for us in North America when California started to grow obscene amounts of the stuff.  Chard was very popular at the time, and so massive volumes of straw coloured swill flooded the market.  There was some good stuff, oh yes, but unfortunately for consumers there was also […]

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 […]

Zin Blend from Mendocino

April 8, 2008


  Parducci Coro Mendocino – about 40 bones. This one started off with the wrong intentions.  I was at the inlaws, looking for a wine to impress the family with.  I was looking for the perfect blend of  interesting fruit and spice for me, and a higher level of elegance and finesse than they are […]