Tenuta Villa Rossa 2001

 

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Kathy Lynskey 2007

Sauvignon Blanc   $21.99  keep for 2 to 3 years.   12 to 15 degrees C  Kathy Lynskey Wines is a privately owned boutique Marlborough wine company producing only 4500 cases of limited release, hand crafted wines annually. Kathy Lynskey, Founder and Managing Director was brought up on a local, Marlborough sheep farm, and her passion for wine, combined with her expertise in horticulture led her to the founding of this highly reputed boutique winery, only 23 acres in total, producing wines that have been awarded many medals, consistently scoring 4 or 5 in international competitions. Kathy Lynskey Wines is committed to making powerful, yet elegant wines that have balance and finesse, wines that are rich, full flavoured and well structured. Vineyard management includes the demanding of cropping vines at levels which maximize the intense fruit flavours produced by this very special vineyard site. From the .vineyard to the glass., each one hundred percent single varietal wine produced by this small, dedicated company reflects a .hands on., personal and passionate approach to creating the finest flavours in New Zealand wine.

The fruit for this wine was selected from Lynskey.s own estate vineyard and from three other vineyard blocks. By blending the individual flavours from these sites, we have a wine created a wine which has complex, lifted aromas of ripe melon, apple blossom, bell pepper and fresh limes. The palate is clean and refreshing with lingering flavours of pineapple, grapefruit and crisp green apple. Alcohol Content: 13%    $263.88

Phebus 2007 (Lujan de Coya, Mendoza)

 

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2007, An Exceptional Vintage for Ontario Wines!

Dr. Allan Jackson and The Wine ladies at Jackson-Triggs, NOTL

Dr. Allan Jackson and The Wine Ladies at Jackson-Triggs, NOTL

The 2007 vintage is poised to rock the wine world.

“In thirty seven years I’ve never seen a vintage like this in Ontario!”, announces Allan Jackson, co-founder of Jackson-Triggs Estate Winery.

And neither had any of the plethoras of wine writers, authors and radio and television personalities present at a recent wine tasting at Jackson-Triggs Estate Winery in Niagara. The wine tasters were clearly impressed based on the descriptives being attached to the barrel samplings of two flights of wines being tasted.

The 2007 vintage is poised to rock the wine world. This was evident by the audible comments streaming down the long tasting table seating about thirty of us. Among the brief speeches made, at the helm, Keith Brown, VP Winemaking for Vincor Canada, Frank Hellwig, the Australian Director of Vineyard Operations (we loved his accent),Bruce Nicholson, Senior Winemaker, Inniskillin and Marco Piccoli, winemaker Jackson-Triggs all echoing the enthusiasm for 2007.

Vincor National Hospitality Director Del Rollo, with his exuberant charm set the stage. We all knew we were in for a special treat, and that is exactly what we got.

Among the wines stupendously enjoyed, Jackson-Triggs Delaine Vineyard Gewurztraminer, with tropical notes, ripe fruit, lychee, honey and spice, simply delicious. And for a red, the Inniskillin Winemaker’s Series, Montague Vineyard Pinot Noir, with intense depth in color, cherry and strawberry on the nose and lots of ripe flavor, thanks to the vintage (target for release: January 2009).

But the day didn’t end there! We were still to celebrate the official opening of the Inniskillin renovation of the Brae Barn and the beautiful new Piazza, which in Italian means meeting place. But that’s a post for another day.