WINES TO LOOK FOR ON YOUR SUMMER NIAGARA OUTING
If you’re headed to Niagara, here are a few picks from my recent tastings. And at last month’s All Canadian Wine Championship, THIRTY BENCH, FEATHERSTONE and JACKSON-TRIGGS did really well with several wines, so you may want to visit them.
KACABA 11 Syrah $24.95 . . . one of the best kept secrets in local wine.
13th STREET 11 Syrah Reserve $29.95 . . . another classy Syrah. Love the setting of this winery.
REIF 12 Gewurztraminer $19.95 . . . big, bold, seductive. A must for fans of Gewurz.
WESCOTT 12 Chardonnay $29.00 . . . new kids in Jordan are off to a great start with a very Burgundian Chard.
DOMAINE QUEYLUS 11 Pinot Noir $30.00 . . . a bunch of Quebecois friends have hired Thomas Bachelder to make top Pinot, and he has.
MALIVOIRE 12 Gamay, Small Lot, VQA Beamsville Bench $19.95 . . the most seductive Gamay in Canada.
STRATUS 10 White $44.20 . . . up there with the world’s great big whites. Super concentration.