Raven Wicked White

LCBO#: 438077
Price: $15.00
SAQ#: 13299179
Prix: 16.45$
Made in: Ontario, Canada
By: Andrew Peller Limited
Year: 2015

A blended white wine from Ontario, Canada that has a beautiful nose of floral notes like Sauvignon Blanc and hints of yellow apples. The flavours are quite fruity with some nice sweetness, but not syrupy. Not too dry as well, but not a boring wetness either. Light sourness shows up, giving this white wine a refreshing aspect on this heat waved autumn.

Rating: 4.1/5

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Pelee Island Ecco VQA

LCBO#: 225946
Price: $14.95
Made in: Ontario, Canada
By: Pelee Island Winery

This Canadian bubbly seems like a blend of Pinot Blanc and Auxerrois. Big orange nose at first, but when this calms down, the yeast mixes with the grapes to give this a fancy cheese hint. The taste has this little unbalacement with the yeast and fruity notes. The mouthfeel has a sharpness to it, almost bitter in the middle. The dryness is medium with all of this. Becomes a little too sweet with time. Bottle labels are fun and in a party mode at least.

Rating: 2.8/5

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

Sandbanks Cabernet Franc VQA

LCBO#: 177485
Price: $14.95
Made in: Ontario, Canada
By: Alto Sandbanks Estate Winery
Year: 2015

This Canadian Cabernet Franc gives out peppery notes in the aromas with plums and mild hints of strawberries. The taste is pretty sweet overall, but not syrupy. Some decent dryness helps this with the light tannins. Berries lingers. Pepper and leather in the background. Not a bad fruity red wine. Just a little too sweet for our liking. A tad pricey overall.

Rating: 3.1/5

Lily Méthode Cuve Close VQA

imageLCBO#: 418657
Price: $16.95
Made in: Harrow, Ontario, Canada
By: Colio Estate Wines

At first pour, the smell seems not very well-balanced with lots of sweetness and some sourness to the extreme. With time, things get better between them. The sweetness shows apples notes, the sourness calms down with some light yeast. The taste is pretty sweet, but not really syrupy, so quite acceptable. Hints of peaches are present with some decent dryness in the finish, but well-blended with some wetness. The finish is pretty short. Very mild yeast sticks on the tongue. Quite an easy-drinking Sparkling. Nothing too fine, but a safe bet to bring at any casual party.

Rating: 3.4/5

Peninsula Ridge Cabernet Merlot VQA

imageLCBO#: 261305
Price: $14.95
Made in: Ontario, Canada
By: Peninsula Ridge Estates Winery
Year: 2013

This red wine blend is composed of Cabernet and Merlot, and it shows in the red colour… being not as dark like Cabernet Sauvignon. The Cabernet notes are present with tobacco and leather, but much milder. Lots of berries all around. Raspberries, cherries, blackberries, etc. Medium-light tannins and dryness. Goes down well and is nice with food. A pretty good blended red wine with a classy look.

Rating: 3.6/5

Mike Wear The Underdog White Wine VQA

imageLCBO#: 248476
Price: $13.95
Made in: Beamsville, Ontario, Canada
By: Mike Weir Wine

This blended white wine from Canada’s golf player Mike Weir gives out aromas of white grapes, light alcohol and hints of pears. The taste is much more milder, as in watery. Gets better as it warms up, so if you like warmer white wines, you might like this, as nothing is really offensive. Decent fruity sweetness, alcohol, dryness and sourness. All light, but there. Very nice label and an average light blended white wine. Just hard to pay full price for it.

Rating: 3.6/5