Valdivieso of Chile Brut

imageLCBO#: 363549
Price: $15.95
Made in: Curicó Valley, Chile
By: Vina Valdivieso S.A.

This Chilean Sparkling starts off with a creamy white head. Aromas of yeast with the fruit in the background (apples, grapes). The yeast does go away and a nice mild fruity sweetness nose stays. The taste is also mild with all of the above. Light sweetness, sourness and mild dryness in the finish with a little tart in the aftertaste lingering from the yeast. An all-around very easy drinking bubbly. Just nothing fancy.

Rating: 3.6/5

G. Marquis Silver Line Pinot Noir 2012

imageLCBO#: 258673
Price: $19.95
Made in: Ontario, Canada
By: Magnotta Winery

This Ontarian Pinot Noir is a deep ruby red, but clear overall. Berry aromas with nice notes of cherries. After breathing, mild leather comes out and beautiful spices. The berries are quite present in the taste, with some caramel hints and tarty yeast lingers. Was good alone, but was great with food with spices and herbs. Some nice dryness, but not too crazy with very mild tannins. Definitely worth trying if you can you find it. In the Vintages at the LCBO.

Rating: 4.1/5