June 2022 - Canada

June 2022 - Canada
This month's Spirits feature is Canadian

Canada Reviews

Peller Estates 2021 Family Reserve Sauvignon Blanc
95 points
$10
Best Buy
Silvery emerald straw color. Tropical aromas and flavors of grapefruit, gooseberry, guava, and pickled onion with a silky, bright, fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, refreshing, immediate finish revealing notes of spiced apple and pear, wheat grass, and white pepper with fine, fruit tannins. A supple and satisfyingly fresh Sauvignon Blanc sipper with excellent varietal character.
95 points $10 Best Buy
Peller Estates 2020 Family Reserve Merlot
95 points
$10
Best Buy
Violet color. Aromas and flavors of bacon wrapped dates, chocolate espresso bean, bubbly berry pie crust, and bbq sweet potato chip with a supple, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a delightful, medium-long finish revealing suggestions of plum tart, spiced nuts, and cedar with chewy, earthy tannins and heavy oak flavor. A rich, oak-forward Merlot with bright fruit and grippy tannins that is a real pleasure to savor.
95 points $10 Best Buy
Good Natured 2020 Balanced Red Blend Niagara Peninsula VQA
94 points
$10
Best Buy
Ruby black color. Aromas and flavors of chocolate toffee, grilled beets and carrots, pencil eraser, and bacon with a supple, bright, dryish medium-to-full body and a silky, medium-length finish manifesting notes of cranberry, plum pie, spiced nuts, and cedar with dusty tannins and moderate oak flavor. A lovely, well-balanced lightly smoky, meaty red for grilling and chilling.
94 points $10 Best Buy
Peller Estates 2020 Family Reserve Cabernet Merlot Niagara Peninsula VQA
94 points
$10
Best Buy
Ruby black color. Aromas and flavors of grilled and pickled peppers, smoked nuts, and craisin with a silky, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a graceful, stimulating, medium-long finish imparting nuances of cinnamon blueberry tart, vanilla cream, cedar, and oolong with drying, dusty tannins and moderate oak flavor. A delightful, oak-accented red blend tailor-made for a meaty meal.
94 points $10 Best Buy
Good Natured 2021 Rosé Niagara Peninsula VQA
91 points
$10
Best Buy
Pink coral color. Aromas and flavors of cherry sauce, watermelon, and spring blossoms with a silky, bright, fruity medium body and a smooth, interesting, medium-long finish with notes of strawberry jam on toast, tamarind paste, and cotton candy with fine, fruit tannins and no oak flavor. A silky fruit-driven Rose that is sure to please.
91 points $10 Best Buy
Good Natured 2020 Cabernet Merlot Red Blend Niagara Peninsula VQA
89 points
$10
Best Buy
Ruby black color. Interesting aromas and flavors of chocolate espresso bean and berry pie with a satiny, vibrant, fruity medium-full body and a seamless, elegant, long finish manifesting shades of honey roasted root vegetables, mocha cream, spiced nuts, and pickle with well-integrated, chewy tannins and moderate oak flavor. A beautifully balanced and effortlessly drinkable red blend that gets it right.
89 points $10 Best Buy
Good Natured 2020 Fresh White Blend Ontario
87 points
$10
Best Buy
Straw green color. Aromas and flavors of starfruit, melon and banana relish, mint, and apple blossoms with a supple, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a seamless, breezy finish manifesting shades of honeyed green apple and pear, fruit cocktail, and melon rind with fine, crunchy, fruit tannins and no oak flavor. A tasty, light, and easy summer sipper.
87 points $10 Best Buy
Peller Estates 2020 Family Reserve Winemakers Red Blend Niagara Peninsula VQA
86 points
$10
Best Buy
Ruby black color. Aromas and flavors of chocolate nuts and espresso beans, dark berry pie crust, and roasted red pepper with a satiny, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a graceful, medium-length finish conveying touches of smoked meat, mixed berry jam, tobacco leaves, and pipe smoke with dusty tannins and moderate oak flavor. A supple, easy drinking red that will be a nice after work or burger pour.
86 points $10 Best Buy
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