July 2014 - Canada - All Wines

This month's Wine feature is Canadian - All Wines
Canada - All Wines Reviews
206800
Magnotta
2012 Limited Edition Riesling Icewine
Rich old gold color. Aromas and flavors of apricot compote, golden raisin, and honey with a supple, fruity sweet medium-full body and a long, tangy finish. Delicious and stylish.
94 points $39.95
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
206746
Cidrerie St. Nicolas
"Glace Du Verger" Iced Orchard Cider
Old gold color. Aromas of poached apples and pears with a silky, fruity sweet medium body and a zesty candied citrus, honeyed melon, and golden raisin finish. Try with well aged cheddar.
93 points $17.95 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
206805
Kittling Ridge Estate Winery
2012 Vidal Icewine
Golden amber color. Aromas of spicy baked apple and pears and honey with a silky, fruity sweet medium-full body and a long, candied citrus and melon sorbet finish. Great balanced and style; try with apple pie a la mode.
92 points $39.95
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
206771
Crush
2012 "Midnight Cab" Ontario
Violet black color. Attractive aromas of orange and cherry sorbets and toffee with a silky, fruity-yet-dry medium body and a tangy pomegranate, nut, and pencil shaving finish. A tasty, zesty red that will cover a lot of bases.
90 points $11.65 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
206812
G. Marquis
NV "The Silver Line", Ice Rosé Niagara-on-the-Lake
Salmon amber color. Aromas of sour cherries, melon and brown sugar with a lightly sparkling dry-yet-fruity medium body and a crisp, citrus tart, mulberry, and gravel accented finish. A nice dry sparkler for sipping or the table.
90 points $29.95
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
206813
G. Marquis
2010 "The Silver Line" Riesling Icewine
Golden color. Aromas of dried apples, honey, apricot yogurt, and porridge with a silky, sweet medium body and a tangy candied citrus, golden raisin, and delicate spiced nut finish. Tasty.
90 points $32.95
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
206802
Magnotta
2009 Gran Riserva, "Enotrium" Niagara Peninsula
Ruby black color. Bright aromas of chocolate nuts, spicy plum pie, and orange bread with a silky, fruity-yet-dry medium body and juicy boysenberry and toasty spice finish with fine tannins. A tasty sipper or table wine.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
206801
Magnotta
2012 Limited Edition Cabernet Franc Icewine
Copper mahogany color. Aromas of stewed raisins and stone fruits and nougat with a supple, fruity sweet medium-full body and long, honey, pie peach, and spice finish. A delicious dessert in a glass.
90 points $54.95
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
206770
Crush
2012 Pinot Grigio-Chardonnay
Pale golden color. Aromas and flavors of lilac, orange spice cake, and apricot with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a graceful melon and cream accented finish. A very subtle and captivating sipper or salad wine.
89 points $11.65 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
206793
Magnotta
2012 Special Reserve, "Rhapsody" Niagara Peninsula
Deep ruby black color. Aromas of dill pickle, craisin-cherry compote, and cinnamon toast with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tangy, grilled apple and cedar accented finish. A fine sipper or table wine to pair with Asian pork dishes.
89 points $11.95 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
206798
Magnotta
2010 Special Reserve, Dry Gewurztraminer
Deep golden color. Aromas of honeyed toast, pressed roses, lanolin lotion, and fruit salad with an oily, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a rounded, cream and nectarine accented finish. Great weight and opulent dry, Alsatian style. Try with roasted squash soup.
89 points $13.95 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
206803
Magnotta
2011 Limited Edition Merlot
Aromas of berry pie, roasted nuts, pickle, and candied orange with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a plum, pencil shaving, and roasted apple finish with chewy tannins. A rock solid merlot for the table.
89 points $19.95
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
206803
Magnotta
2011 Limited Edition Merlot
Aromas of berry pie, roasted nuts, pickle, and candied orange with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a plum, pencil shaving, and roasted apple finish with chewy tannins. A rock solid merlot for the table.
89 points $19.95
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
206797
Magnotta
NV Blanc de Noirs Niagara Peninsula
Scarlet color with a purple cast. Aromas of honeyed dark berries and delicate spice with a crisp, effervescent, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tangy, berry sorbet and custard finish. A refreshing sparkler.
89 points $19.95
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
206764
Black Cellar
NV "Blend 11" Pinot Grigio-Chardonnay
Straw color. Aromas of flowers and spicy apple-peach pie with silky, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a crisp, mineral, almond, and melon accented finish. A lovely sipper.
88 points $9.85 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
206766
Black Cellar
NV "Blend 13" Malbec-Merlot
Garnet color. Aromas of chocolate boysenberries and nuts, sandalwood, and marinated cucumbers with a supple, fruity-yet-dry medium body and a tangy sour cherry sorbet and orange accented finish. Tasty.
88 points $9.85 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
206790
Magnotta
2012 Special Reserve, Medium Dry Muscat Ottonel
Straw color. Floral aromas of toasty apricot and mango custard tart with a silky, fruity sweet medium body and a tangy orange, nectarine, and honeyed pear accented finish. A nice off-dry sipper.
88 points $11.95 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
206767
Black Cellar
NV "Blend 9" Cabernet-Tempranillo
Deep ruby color. Aromas of toasty berry-peach pie, sweet tobacco, and flowers with a silky, fruity medium body and a tangy citrus, nut, and green apple finish. A refreshing red for sipping or the table.
87 points $9.85 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
206791
Magnotta
2012 Special Reserve Semillon
Straw green color. Aromas of apples and lemons with a hint of wheatgrass with a silky dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tangy, citrus, herbs, and earth finish.
87 points $10.95 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
206792
Magnotta
2012 Special Reserve, Dry Riesling
Golden yellow color. Aromas of baked apple and honey toast with a soft, dryish light-to-medium body and a crisp, nectarine skin and mineral finish. A solid dry riesling for fish.
87 points $12.95 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
206808
G. Marquis
2012 "The Silver Line" Pinot Noir
Ruby color. Aromas of toasty cherry pie, gherkin, and spiced toffee with a supple, dryish medium body and a chewy cedar, rhubarb, and root vegetable accented finish. A nice combination of fruit and savory notes.
87 points $19.95
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
206795
Magnotta
2013 Equus Series Pinot Noir Rosé
Crimson color. Aromas and flavors of strawberry tart and watermelon with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium and a tangy pomegranate, nut, and orange accented finish. Nice acidity for the table.
86 points $8.95 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
206796
Magnotta
2013 Equus Series Merlot
Garnet color. Aromas of mocha, toffee, and berry compote with a supple, dryish medium body and a spiced plum and cedar accented finish.
86 points $9.95 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
206796
Magnotta
2013 Equus Series Merlot
Garnet color. Aromas of mocha, toffee, and berry compote with a supple, dryish medium body and a spiced plum and cedar accented finish.
86 points $9.95 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
206799
Magnotta
2012 Special Reserve, Medium Dry Gewürztraminer
Golden yellow color. Mild aromas of honeyed toast and peach with a soft, fruity medium body and a pear and melon ice accented finish. A fruity, carefree sipper.
86 points $13.95 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
206794
Magnotta
2012 Equus Series Riesling-Gewurztraminer
Golden yellow color. Aromas and flavors of ironed cloth, melon, and apple with a soft, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a clementine, honey, and dusty earth accented finish.
85 points $9.25
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
206769
Crush
2012 Riesling-Gewurztraminer
Pale golden color. Aromas of bubblegum, melon balls, and papaya with a supple, dryish light-to-medium body and a green apple and balloon dust accented finish.
84 points $11.65
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
206809
G. Marquis
2010 "The Silver Line", EPIC Niagara Peninsula
Aromas and flavors of chocolate coffee bean and cassis with a supple dryish medium body and a tart cranberry and cedar finish with coating oak tannins. Needs time.
84 points $29.95
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
206807
Kittling Ridge Estate Winery
NV Proprietor's Cuvée White Zinfandel-Vidal
Nickel pink color. Mild aromas of berry popsicle with soft, fruity light body and a watermelon candy finish.
83 points $8.95
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
206768
Skinnygrape
NV Shiraz
Medium garnet color. Aromas of pomegranate tart and powdered almond cookie with a supple, tangy medium body and a cedar bark and quince accented finish with thick wood tannins.
83 points $10.90
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
206810
G. Marquis
2012 "The Red Line" Merlot
Garnet color. Aromas of chocolate and spiced plums with a silky, dryish medium body and a tart pomegranate and smoky cedar finish with heavy tannins. A dry serious table wine.
83 points $12.95
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
206810
G. Marquis
2012 "The Red Line" Merlot
Garnet color. Aromas of chocolate and spiced plums with a silky, dryish medium body and a tart pomegranate and smoky cedar finish with heavy tannins. A dry serious table wine.
83 points $12.95
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
206806
Kittling Ridge Estate Winery
NV Vidal Icewine & Brandy Canada
Aromas of banana cream pie, toasted marshmallow, matzoh, and raisins with a soft, fruity-yet-dry medium body and a flat warming roasted nut and vanilla milk finish.
83 points $19.95
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
206765
Black Cellar
NV "Blend 19" Shiraz-Cabernet
Ruby color. Aromas of spiced berries, cedar, and cocoa with a supple, dryish medium body and a tangy craisin, blackberry skin, and cedar plank finish.
82 points $9.85
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
206811
G. Marquis
2012 "The Red Line" Pinot Grigio
Golden silver color. Aromas of overripe mango and papaya with flat dry light body a balsa and garden hose water finish. Very muted.
82 points $11.95
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
206804
Magnotta
2013 Limited Edition Chardonnay
Golden yellow color. Smoky, oaky aromas of grilled apples and roasted nuts with a soft, dryish light-to-medium body and a lemon ice and sawdust finish. Too much oak for the frail fruit.
80 points $16.95
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
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