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

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Château des Charmes Sparkling Rosé 2011

imageLCBO#: 78055
Price: $28.95
Made in: Ontario, Canada
By: Chateau Des Charmes

Beautiful light pink colour, this Ontario Rosé pulls out aromas of yeast over the watered berries. The taste is a little more on the sweet side, then dry. The mouthfeel is thankfully not as syrupy as expected from the flavours. The mild dry finish does help. It is always nice to try a wine from a vineyards we have visited before. Good, but a little on the pricy side for what it is.

Rating: 3.7/5

20 Bees Buzz & Bubbles

imageLCBO#: 332577
Price: $13.95
Made in: Ontario, Canada
By: Niagara Cellars Ltd.

This Canadian Bubbly starts off with a big yeast bang. Not the best yeast smell we have had. After a while, it clears up, releasing sweet honey notes and then the honeydew finale. The taste is on the sweet side, but not too syrupy, with the help of mild dryness. Eventually, hints of oranges and other fruits appear in the flavours. Yeast lingers. Still, a little too sweet to be a good one. Decent for those not so much into the dry ones.

Rating: 2.8/5

Cottage Block Sauvignon Blanc Riesling

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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