680News wine reviews – July 2–4, 2010
The White Wine of the Year
The White Wine of the Year at the Ontario Wine Awards 2010 received the highest aggregate score from the judges of all Ontario white wines. It was Huff Estates South Bay Chardonnay 2007 from Prince Edward County. The wine comes on like a fine white Burgundy and really deserves its accolade. It costs $29.95 at the winery. It would be worth the drive to Bloomfield to check it out. They also have a magnificent art gallery on the estate. You can get directions at www.huffestates.ca. Enjoy the Canada Day weekend. You can raise a glass with Huff Estates South Bay Chardonnay 2009 from the County. For Post City Magazines, I'm Tony Aspler, 680 News and 680.com.
Red Wine of the Year
The Red Wine of the Year at the Ontario Wine Awards 2010 was Vineland Estates Cabernet Franc Reserve 2007. This wine had an average score of 92 points among the judges at the blind tasting. You won't find it at the LCBO, which means a trip down to Niagara to pick up a bottle. It was released on Canada Day at Vineland Estates' winery shop for $40. The wine is very Bordeaux in style with rich flavours of blackcurrant and cedar. And for aficionados of Ontario wine this is a must for the cellar. That's Vineland Estates Cabernet Franc Reserve 2007 from Ontario. For Post City Magazines, I'm Tony Aspler, 680 News and 680.com.