Inniskillin Late Autumn Riesling 

LCBO#: 219543
Price: $14.25
Made in: Ontario, Canada
By: Inniskillin Estate Wines
Year: 2015

Purchased a 2013 bottle a few years back and quite liked it. This 2015 one is fruity smelling with notes of apples, honey and some tropical light fruits. The taste is sweet, but not syrupy. These grapes flavours are refreshing and wet at first, going into some nice medium dry finish with very light alcohol. The raisins then linger on the tongue. This is one I don’t mind having every year heading for winter. A good comfort wine. P.S. The 2013 bottle I kept did not cellar well.

Rating: 4.1/5

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Forward Pinot Grigio Riesling

LCBO#: 427344
Price: $11.45
Made in: Ontario, Canada
By: Pelee Island Vineyard Inc.
Year: 2015

This Canadian blend of Pinot Grigio and Riesling gives out pear notes in the nose at first. Citrus does eventually appear with some sour hints and decent fruity sweetness. The mouthfeel has a nice dryness with the citrus flavours. A little too much yeast lingers in the end, but overall – this is quite drinkable for the price.

Rating: 3.6/5

Amalaya “Esperanza por un Milagro” White Wine

20131216-195753.jpgLCBO#: 270470
Price: $10.95
Made in: Calchaqui Valley, Salta, Argentina
By: Hess Family Estates
Varietal: Torrontes and Riesling
2012

This Argentinian white wine is composed of 85% Torrontes and 15% Riesling (written on label – 90/10 on site). Beautiful fresh fruity and floral aromas with exotic fruits (pears as well) and grassy herbs (even slight mint). The taste is definitely milder. Way milder. Notes of sweetness and citrus (getting better as it breathes) with some alcohol. Much better with food, and could be a good summer wine when you want something lighter, refreshing and fruity. Well worth the price.

Rating: 3.6/5

Cottage Block Sauvignon Blanc Riesling

20131107-191007.jpgLCBO#: 296574
Price: $12.95
Made in: Ontario, Canada
By: Strewn Inc.
Varietal: Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling
2012

This Ontario white wine is a nice blend between Sauvignon Blanc and Riesling. The Riesling being on the sweet-side and not the dry one. Very sweet nose with the grapes and a little alcohol. The taste is little less sweet with a nice tropical fruits flavour and a tad of yeast in the aftertaste. Good citrus notes as well. Pretty good overall (especially for the price), but might be a little too sugary for some.

Rating: 3.7/5

Strewn Two Vines Riesling Gewürztraminer

LCBO#: 467662
Price: $11.95
Made in: Ontario, Canada
By: Strewn Inc.
Varietal: Riesling and Gewürztraminer
2010

Golden colour with a pear nose and alcohol. Nicely balanced between a wet and dry mouthfeel. Refreshing sweet fruity taste with a little sourness and mild yeast lingering into the aftertaste. A nice blended white wine.

Raiting: 3.8/5

Pillitteri Gewürztraminer Riesling

LCBO#: 349126
Price: $12.95
Made in: Ontario, Canada
By: Pillitteri Estates Winery
Varietal: Riesling and Gewürztraminer
2010

After visiting this winery (and really liking their products), we decided to purchased this wine. A blend of 51% Gewürztraminer and 49% Riesling. This one is more on the sweet side of things, than dry. White grape juice aromas with hints of green apples. Medium-bodied, almost syrupy, but overall pretty wet. Same fruits found in the taste with a touch of honeydew. A subtle dryness appears in the finish which make this white wine very good to enjoy on its own.

Rating: 4/5