Pelee Island Monarch Vidal VQA

LCBO#: 393405
Price: $11.45
Made in: Ontario, Canada
By: Pelee Island Vineyard Inc.
Year: 2015

This Ontario Vidal has pear, apple notes with sweetness from the grapes. The taste is quite sweet with the fruits and alcohol is noticeable. A slight dryness comes and help to kill the syrupy aspect of this white wine. Yeast lingers on the tongue. Still, a little too sweet overall to enjoy completely. Exactly like their Monarch Red we did last year, way too rich to be a good one.

Rating: 2.3/5

Hinterland Whitecap 2013

imageFrom Hinterland Wine Company
Price: $22.00
Made in: Hillier, Ontario
By: Hinterland Wine Company

Thanks to my friend Chris for this one. This Ontarian Sparkling has a longer lasting creamy-bubbly head than most. It has a very sweet nose with loads of apples and notes of oranges. The taste is not as sweet, but more on the sour side with lots of citrus. The oranges are still present with hints of honey and pears, but again, not too sweet, definitely not syrupy. This sparkling has bite, which is quite nice and is different from most Sparkling wines. The mouthfeel being on the wet side helps out with all the fruit to have a nice finish.

Rating: 3.8/5

Hinterland Whitecap 2012


LCBO#: 332809
Price: $22.00
Made in: Ontario, Canada
By: Hinterland Wine Company Ltd.

This Ontario Sparkling is a blend of Vidal and Riesling. Sweet aromas of peach, citrus and light yeast. The mouthfeel is slightly syrupy with the sweetness of the peach and other tropical fruits. Same taste as the nose. Very light dryness in the finish, but wet overall. All nicely balanced with some sourness. Interesting bubbly for those who like it on the sweet side, but not as sweet as muscatos.

Rating: 3.7/5

Reif Vidal Icewine

reificeLCBO#: 582247
Price: $7.95
Made in: Ontario, Canada
By: Reif Estate Winery

Dark golden-amber colour with rich sweet nose and light burnt notes. Nice syrupy mouthfeel, but not overly sweet. Honey taste with a sugary white grape taste. Quite nice overall as it is not as sweet as most of this style. Easy to drink more of this Icewine.

Rating: 4.1/5