July 2013 - Canada - All Wines

This month's Wine feature is Canadian - All Wines
Canada - All Wines Reviews
202717
Magnotta
NV Cassis Ontario
Dark ruby black color. Intense aromas of cassis, menthol mint, and eucalyptus with a vibrant tangy sweet medium-to-full body and a lengthy honeycomb and pepper accented finish. A zesty, super-pure, fruit dessert wine. A absolute must-try in Kir Royals and other cocktails too.
96 points $14.95 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202716
Magnotta
NV Framboise Ontario
Deep ruby black color with a brick rim. Vibrant aromas of raspberry compote and custard with a rich, fruity sweet full body and hints of pepper and tomato on the finish. Great purity and vibrancy. Pour on ice cream.
93 points $14.95 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202740
G. Marquis
2011 "The Silver Line" Cabernet Franc Icewine
Pale ruby color with a charcoal cast. Earth and slightly floral aromas of strawberries, cherries, and mulberries with a silky, fruity sweet medium body and a watermelon candy, raspberry jam, baking spice, and honey finish. Tasty.
93 points $39.95
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202722
Magnotta
2011 Limited Edition Vidal Icewine
Deep old color. Aromas of honeycomb, dried apple and nectarine, and raisin with a silky, fruity sweet medium-to-full body and a tangy tangerine sorbet, honey, and dried apricot accented finish. Delicious.
92 points $29.95
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202742
G. Marquis
2008 "The Silver Line" Vidal Icewine
Rich golden amber color. Aromas of raisin cake, nougat, leather, and dried peach with a silky fruity sweet medium-to-full body and a tangy clementine, floral honey, and mineral accented finish with great length. A plush, decadent icewine.
92 points $49.95
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202709
Summerhill Pyramid
2012 Organic Riesling
Golden yellow color. Aromas of floury peach and apple pie with a fruity, tangy medium body and a zesty honeyed lime, lemon, and mineral accented finish. A flavorful and vibrant riesling for sipping or the table.
91 points $19.95
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202715
Magnotta
NV Iced Apple Ontario
Deep amber color. Rich, spicy honey baked apple aromas and flavors with a satiny, fruity sweet medium-to-full body and a tangy, citrus jelly and melon accented finish. Delicious.
90 points $15.95 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202736
G. Marquis
2011 "The Silver Line" Pinot Noir
Ruby color with a brick rim. Aromas of cranberry pie, menthol-mint, cocoa, and vanilla yogurt nuts with a soft, dryish medium body and a spice, cedar, and pickled beet accented finish. A nice savory merlot that will go great with steaks.
90 points $19.95
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202729
Magnotta
2011 Limited Edition Cabernet Sauvignon
Garnet color. Aromas of honeycomb, roasted nuts, dried berries, and spice with a supple, dryish medium-to-full body and a tangy blood orange marmalade, tomato and toffee nuanced finish with powdery tannins. A flavorful and nicely structured table wine.
90 points $19.95
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202712
Summerhill Pyramid
2010 Baco Noir
Floral plum, blackberry jam, nut and clay aromas and flavors with a satiny dry-yet-fruity medium body and a crunchy, vibrant cherry, balsamic, and green apple finish. A vibrant and flavorful table wine.
90 points $24.95
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202713
Summerhill Pyramid
2010 "Alive" Organic Wine Okanagan Valley
Garnet color. Exotic aromas of peanut brittle, banana cake, and berry tart with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a pencil shaving, blood orange, olive, and vanilla cream accented finish with judicious tannins. A well crafted Loire-like red that will be great at the table.
90 points $24.95
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202731
Magnotta
2009 Gran Riserva, "Il Cacciatore" International
Aromas of sweet chocolate nuts, berry pie, and delicate spices with a supple dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a tangy plum, cherry, vanilla and earth accented finish. Excellent flavor and structure.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202733
Magnotta
2009 Gran Riserva Cabernet Sauvignon
Garnet color. Bright aromas of toffee, dill pepper, honey, berry compote with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium-o-full body and an olive, apple butter, pepper, and earth accented finish with chewy tannins. Nice complexity and structure.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202720
Magnotta
2012 Special Reserve Muscat Ottonel
Golden color. Floral aromas of peaches and lilac with a silky fruity light-to-medium body and a ripe pear and delicate sweet spice accented finish. A very tasty off-dry summer sipper that is sure to please.
89 points $11.95 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202725
Magnotta
2011 Limited Edition Merlot
Dark ruby color. Aromas of vanilla nut fudge, blackberry, mincemeat and chocolate mint with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a savory tomato, cinnamon, clove and beet accented finish with chewy tannins.
89 points $19.95
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202725
Magnotta
2011 Limited Edition Merlot
Dark ruby color. Aromas of vanilla nut fudge, blackberry, mincemeat and chocolate mint with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a savory tomato, cinnamon, clove and beet accented finish with chewy tannins.
89 points $19.95
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202734
G. Marquis
NV "The Silver Line", Ice Rosé Niagara-on-the-Lake
Pretty salmon copper color. Aromas of caramel, peach and apple marmalades on brioche with a crisp, effervescent medium-to-full body and a tangy, grassy earth and craisin kissed finish. A fun, flavorful sparkler.
89 points $29.95
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202741
G. Marquis
2010 "The Silver Line" Riesling Icewine
Pale golden yellow color. Aromas of golden raisin, dried peaches, lychee, honey and delicate spice with a silky, fruity sweet medium body and a tangy tangerine sorbet accented finish. Seamlessly balanced.
89 points $32.95
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202617
Skinnygrape
NV Rosé International
Reddish pink with a copper cast. Aromas of strawberries, rhubarb and cream with a silky dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a breezy, tangy watermelon and orange sorbet accented finish.
88 points $11.75 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202738
G. Marquis
2011 "The Red Line" Merlot
Dark ruby color. Attractive aromas of chocolate berry fudge, dill pickle, and earth with a silky, dryish medium-to-full body and a savory roasted beet and carrot, spice, and cedar accented finish. A nice dry, savory table wine.
88 points $12.95 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202738
G. Marquis
2011 "The Red Line" Merlot
Dark ruby color. Attractive aromas of chocolate berry fudge, dill pickle, and earth with a silky, dryish medium-to-full body and a savory roasted beet and carrot, spice, and cedar accented finish. A nice dry, savory table wine.
88 points $12.95 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202730
Magnotta
2010 Special Reserve Merlot
Ruby black color. Aromas of candle wax, roasted nut, and dried berries with a supple, dryish medium body and an oily olive, grilled apple and earth accented finish with dusty tannins. A dry Old World styled table wine.
88 points $14.95 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202730
Magnotta
2010 Special Reserve Merlot
Ruby black color. Aromas of candle wax, roasted nut, and dried berries with a supple, dryish medium body and an oily olive, grilled apple and earth accented finish with dusty tannins. A dry Old World styled table wine.
88 points $14.95 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202711
Summerhill Pyramid
2012 Ehrenfelser
Earthy aromas of apple phosphate, bay leaf, and hay with a supple, fruity light-to-medium body and a crisp, pear cider and chalk accented finish. A nice mineral driven, Old World styled white that will pair well with spicy fish dishes, like catfish pad ped.
88 points $19.95
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202723
Magnotta
2011 Special Reserve Semillon
Aromas of peach cobbler and fig pastry with a soft, fruity-yet-dry light-to-medium body and a crunchy red apple, lime and honey accented finish with lots of fruit tannins. A nice sipper or table wine; pair with grilled shrimp.
87 points $10.95 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202618
Skinnygrape
NV Moscato
Pale golden color. Aromas of white blossoms and peach soda with a soft, fruity light body and a tangy poached pear and coconut milk accented finish. A pleasant fruity sipper.
87 points $11.75 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202728
Magnotta
2011 Special Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
Rich garnet color. Aromas of mixed berries, dark chocolate, and pencil shavings with a silky, dryish medium body and a sour cherry, cedar, and mineral accented finish with firm tannins.
87 points $14.95 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202739
G. Marquis
2011 "The Silver Line" Chardonnay
Golden color. Aromas of saran wrapped spicy apple crumble, vanilla cream, nut and pineapple tart with a soft, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tangy green apple and citrus driven finish.
87 points $16.95
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202757
Petite Riviere
2012 Tidal Bay
Bold aroma of rustic hard and soft cheeses, grassy herbs, and white mulberries with a slightly petillant, dry-yet-fruity medium body and tart kumquat, lemon sorbet, and green apple skin finish. An intriguingly rustic and funky Old world styled off-dry white. Serve with cheeses, bouillabaisse, and seafood lasagna.
87 points $21.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202714
Summerhill Pyramid
NV "Cipes", Brut Okanagan Valley
Golden yellow color. Aromas and flavors of lime, sour sop and rubber with tangy, effervescent fruity-yet-dry medium body and a very crisp and racy lemon and mineral accented finish. A zesty food sparkler.
87 points $24.95
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202623
Copper Moon
NV "Moonlight Harvest" Merlot
Ruby garnet color. Aromas of roasted nuts, berry jam on toast, and mocha with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a tangy kiwi, tonka bean, and apple accented finish.
86 points $9.95 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202623
Copper Moon
NV "Moonlight Harvest" Merlot
Ruby garnet color. Aromas of roasted nuts, berry jam on toast, and mocha with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a tangy kiwi, tonka bean, and apple accented finish.
86 points $9.95 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202721
Magnotta
2011 Special Reserve White Merlot
Salmon pink color with a copper cast. Aromas of berries, herbs, praline, and greens with a supple, fruity-yet-dry medium body and a tangy berry powder and plum sorbet nuanced finish. Nicely styled for sipping or the table.
86 points $13.95 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202732
Magnotta
2009 Limited Edition Chardonnay
Golden yellow color. Aromas of coconut macaroon, toasted meringue, and baked pineapple with silky, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a tangy, citrus and roasted nut accented finish. A nicely oaked chardonnay with solid fruit and acidity.
86 points $16.95
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202622
Copper Moon
NV "Moonlight Harvest" Pinot Grigio
Golden silver color. Aromas of almond nougat and vanilla-apple custard with a soft, dryish light-to-medium body and a tangy, lemon spritzed nectarine finish. A clean and tidy pinot grigio.
85 points $9.95
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202619
Skinnygrape
NV Pinot Grigio
Aromas of honeycomb, spiced apple, and peach jam with a soft, dry-yet-fruity light body and a breezy pear and nougat accented finish. A nice carefree sipper.
85 points $11.75
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202620
Skinnygrape
NV Chardonnay
Light golden yellow color. Aromas of honeycomb, dried bananas and apples, and vanilla cream with a soft, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a breezy citrus kissed finish. A delicate, fruity carefree sipper.
85 points $11.75
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202726
Magnotta
2011 Special Reserve, Barrel Aged Chardonnay
Golden yellow color. Aromas of coconut, latex, and pineapple cake with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tangy green apple tart and kiwi nuanced finish. Tasty and nicely balanced fruit and oak flavors.
85 points $12.95
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202735
G. Marquis
2011 "The Red Line" Riesling
Aromas of peach custard danish, spicy apple turnover, chalk with a soft, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tart citrus, nectarine, and chalk accented finish. A nice table wine.
84 points $11.95
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202719
Magnotta
2012 Special Reserve Pinot Gris
Golden silver color. Aromas of gherkin, Playdoh, and golden raisin with a silky dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a gentle, lightly creamy nougat and earth finish. Nice subtlety and food friendly appeal.
84 points $11.95
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202727
Magnotta
2011 Special Reserve Cabernet Franc
Aromas of pistachio-cashew nougat, toffee and blackberry pie with a supple, dryish medium body and a drying plum, smoked nut, and earth finish.
84 points $13.95
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202724
Magnotta
2011 Limited Edition Pinot Noir
Deep ruby color. Aromas of spicy cranberry sauce, mocha cake, and eucalyptus with a supple, dryish medium body and a thyme and rhubarb driven finish. A nice spicy, herbal merlot for the table.
84 points $19.95
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202718
Magnotta
2012 Special Reserve, "Rhapsody" Ontario
Garnet color. Aromas of char-roasted nuts, grilled meat, and cranberry compote with a soft, dryish medium body and a plum pudding, olive, and smoky cedar accented finish and firm tannins. Pair with game.
83 points $11.95
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202710
Summerhill Pyramid
2012 Organic Gewurztraminer
Slightly musty peach pit, green nectarine, and gravel aromas with a soft, fruity sweet light body and spicy apple pie and and lime on the finish with crunchy fruit tannins.
83 points $19.95
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202621
Copper Moon
NV "Moonlight Harvest" Shiraz
Dark ruby color. Aromas of dried berries, nut toast, and pickling spices with a supple, dryish medium body and a dried pear and reed accented finish.
82 points $9.95
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202624
XOXO
NV Pinot Grigio-Chardonnay
Pale golden straw color. Mild aromas and flavors of green apple and dusty nutshells with a limp dry light body and a rather watery and chalky finish with pithy tannins.
81 points $9.95
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202737
G. Marquis
2011 "The Red Line" Pinot Grigio
Golden yellow color. Slightly smoky aromas of toasty praline and grilled apple with a soft, dryish medium body and a vanilla nut, tart kiwi, and nectarine skin accented finish.
81 points $11.95
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
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