Trius Cabernet Sauvignon Vintage 2012

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Price: $12.95
Made in: Ontario, Canada
By: Andres Wines Ltd.

Beautiful candy nose with loads of berries, alcohol, hints of leather balanced with oak, giving this one some vanilla. Eventually, cherries come out, and later, plums. Unfortunately, that’s where it stops. The taste is very watered down, and the finish cuts short. It does get a little better with time and food, but nothing close to saving this Cabernet Sauvignon (which we expected a little more bite). One of our favourite wine a few years back was a Trius. Not this one.

Rating: 2.3/5

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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

Peller Estates Ice Cuvée Rosé

LCBO#: 113035
Price: $34.95
Made in: Ontario, Canada
By: Andrew Peller Limited
Varietal: Sparkling Rose

Pours an interesting darker colour than average Rosé (red, orange, pink). Well-balanced yeast nose with mild sweetness from the Icewine (honey notes) and very light hints of strawberries (rosé section). The taste has a little bit more punch with the same found in the aromas. Nicely blended mouthfeel between the dry, sweet and yet, refreshing. Quite interesting blended sparkling… worth trying for sure.

Rating: 4.2/5