July 2012 - Canada - All Wines and Ice Cider

This month's Wine feature is Canadian - All Wines and Ice Cider Wines
Canada - All Wines and Ice Cider Reviews
198779
Magnotta
2009 Limited Edition Vidal Icewine
Amber color. Toasty peach pie, honeyed nut, nectarine, and grass aromas with a silky, fruity sweet medium body and a tangy golden raisin, apple sauce, and peach jam finish. Nice bright acidity will make this a great choice for cheeses.
94 points $29.95
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
198773
Magnotta
2007 Limited Edition Cabernet Sauvignon
Bright aromas of olive, roasted pepper, dried cherries and currants and leather with a supple dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tart, earth finish. Lovely flavors and sense of place.
93 points $19.95 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
198786
G. Marquis
2009 "The Silver Line" Vidal Icewine
Amber color. Rich golden raisin chutney, peach pie, and apple sauce with a glycerous fruity sweet full body and a long, tangy rich, honeyed raisin, citrus and nut finish. Sumptuous.
93 points $27.95
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
198589
Domaine Pinnacle
NV Ice Apple Wine
Brilliant amber color. Spicy baked apple aromas with satiny fruity sweet medium-to-full body and a lush, buttery caramel apple tart and cider finish. Delicious, pure and balanced; will be great with triple cream cheeses.
93 points $29.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
198760
Summerhill Pyramid
2008 "OM" Okanagan Valley
Rich mulberry tart, peach gelato, and chocolate covered choke cherry aromas with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a spiced plum, cedar, nut, and chewy tannins finish. A wonderful steak wine.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
198774
Magnotta
2010 Limited Edition Shiraz
Toasty mocha, tomato and black raspberry pie a la mode aromas with a supple, fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body and a smooth, olive, sour cherry and pepper accented finish. Tasty.
92 points $17.95 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
198778
Magnotta
2010 Limited Edition Cabernet Franc
Aromas of roasted coffee, sweet peppers, cherries and nuts with a silky, fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body and a spicy marinated tomato, pomegranate, and nectarine finish with dusty, earthy tannins. An excellent table with vibrant flavors and a nice Old World sense of place.
92 points $18.95 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
198782
Magnotta
2009 Gran Riserva, "Enotrium" Niagara Peninsula
Aromas of melted chocolate, toasty hazelnut praline, spicy plum pie, mocha, licorice, and roasted peppers with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a spiced nut, sassafras, and peach-boysenberry jam finish. A vibrant table wine.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
198775
Magnotta
2010 Special Reserve Semillon
Aromas of magnolia, fig jam, and whipped cream with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a honeyed apple, starfruit, and earth finish. Great purity and style.
91 points $10.95 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
198791
G. Marquis
2010 "The Silver Line", EPIC Niagara Peninsula
Deep garnet color. Attractive aromas of berry pie, chocolate, black olive, sandalwood incense and spice with a crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a gentle roasted nut and crunchy pear accented finish. A solid, dry table wine.
91 points $29.95
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
198790
G. Marquis
2010 "The Red Line" Riesling
Light silvery straw color. Floral aromas of honeysuckle, peach, coconut creme, and lemon chiffon with a dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a honeyed melon, apple, and earth accented finish. A very elegant and appealing riesling.
90 points $11.95 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
198772
Magnotta
2011 Special Reserve Cabernet Franc
Aromas of coffee and root beer candies and dried cherries with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tangy spiced apple, blackberry and earth finish. A very Chinon-like cab franc.
90 points $13.95 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
198759
Cipes
1998 "Ariel" Okanagan Valley
Straw yellow green color. Aromas of lemon meringue and nougat with a crisp, effervescent fruity-yet-dry light-to-medium body and a tangy, mouthwatering kiwi, green apple, and chalk accented finish. A very nice, zesty sparkler that will be great at the table.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
198763
Summerhill Pyramid
2011 Ehrenfelser
Pale silvery straw color. Pure aromas of lychee, floral lotion, and tropical fruit custard tart with a soft, fruity medium body and a crisp, honeyed citrus, yellow apple and melon finish. A very refreshing sipper.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
198776
Magnotta
2008 Special Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
Aromas of toasted rye bread, baked cherries, roasted peppers and faint meat with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tangy, currant, apple, and earth nuanced finish with chewy tannins. A nice steak wine.
88 points $14.95 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
198761
Summerhill Pyramid
2008 Organic Cabernet Franc
Bright honey comb, cherry yogurt, and chocolate graham cracker aromas with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tangy, nut, kiwi and melon accented finish with dusty tannins. A nice dry table wine.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
198784
G. Marquis
2009 "The Silver Line" Riesling Icewine
Aromas of charred nuts, baked raisins and grilled peaches with a sweet medium-to-full body and a tangy, cedar and earth accented finish with papery tannins.
88 points $34.95
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
198785
G. Marquis
2009 "The Silver Line" Cabernet Franc Icewine
Weathered ruby color. Aromas of cherry butter on nuts, molasses and yeasty brioche with a supple fruity sweet medium body and a honeyed prune and cherry-apple tart finish.
88 points $39.95
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
198762
Summerhill Pyramid
2008 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
Aromas of dried blueberries, spiced currants, flowers and peach pie with a round, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tangy, green apple skin, cedar, and earth finish with firm, papery tannins. Give this a little time.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
198780
Magnotta
2007 Limited Edition Cabernet Franc Icewine
Faded ruby amber color. Somewhat medicinal aromas of cherry cough syrup, Band-Aid and cranberry sauce with a silky, fruity medium body and a honeyed raisin and spiced apple accented finish.
87 points $54.95
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
198788
G. Marquis
2009 "The Red Line" Cabernet Sauvignon
Aromas of lavender, spicy cherry-blueberry pie, and pepper with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a crisp, roasted apple and earth accented finish.
86 points $12.95 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
198783
G. Marquis
2011 "The Silver Line" Pinot Noir
Ruby color. Bright aromas and flavors of spicy cranberry sauce, sour cherries, and pickle relish with a soft, supple dryish medium body and a tangy, starfruit and earth accented finish. A nice dry pinot for the table.
86 points $19.95
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
198787
G. Marquis
2009 "The Red Line" Merlot
Dark ruby color. Aromas of pistachio nougat, tarragon, toffee, and boysenberries with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a dusty plum, candied orange, and baked apple finish.
85 points $12.95
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
198781
Magnotta
2007 Limited Edition Riesling Icewine
Aromas of rubbery Band-Aid, spiced plums and raisins and herbs with a soft, sugary light-to-medium body and tangy agave syrup and dried peach finish.
85 points $39.95
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
198777
Magnotta
2011 Special Reserve Pinot Gris
Golden silver color. Aromas of almond nougat and nectarine with a soft, dry light body and crisp, apple, lemon zest, and toasted nut finish. A pleasant sipper.
84 points $11.95
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
198758
Cipes
NV Brut Okanagan Valley
Golden amber color. Aromas of baked caramel apple and coconut creme brulee with a supple, dryish medium-to-full body and a toasty grilled nectarine, pastry, melon rind, and chalk finish.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
198789
G. Marquis
2010 "The Red Line" Pinot Grigio
Silvery straw color. Aromas and flavors of yeasty apple pastry and melon rind with a dryish light body and a terse dusty apple finish.
83 points $11.95
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
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