- Deinhard Pinot Blanc Classic 2002
- Angels Gate Rosé 2002
- Angels Gate Cabernet 2002
Deinhard Pinot Blanc Classic 2002 (Pfaltz, Germany)
$10.95 (general release)
A much simplified German label for the mono-lingual North American market.
This wine is almost water white in colour with a lime tint, but don't
let the colour fool you. It has a delicate nose of peach skin and apple
and then opens on the palate with a firm sweet peach flavour. It finishes
with a dry, tangy acidity which makes it a versatile food wine. Good value.
Food match: roast chicken, grilled tuna
Angels Gate Rosé 2002 (Niagara Peninsula, Ontario)
$10.95 (available at the winery, www.angelsgatewinery.com,
This new Ontario winery in Beamsville is making a mark right out of the
gate (if you'll pardon the pun). This well-priced rosé is made
from an interesting blend of Vidal and Gamay, mostly the former. It's
deep pink with a bluish tint; the cherry nose suggests the wine is sweeter
than it is until the Vidal kicks in with tart green plum acidity. ***˝
Food match: grilled scallops, Caesar Salad
Angels Gate Cabernet 2002 (Niagara Peninsula, Ontario)
$18.95 (available at the winery, www.angelsgatewinery.com,
A blend of 68% Cabernet Franc and 32% Cabernet Sauvignon. Solid ruby colour
with an engaging nose of vanilla, spicy red berries and wet cedar bark.
Medium-bodied and well structured with red currant and black cherry flavours;
elegant, nicely balanced oak and fruit with a firm finish of chewy tannins.
Hold 2–3 years. ****
Food match: lamb cutlets, mature Cheddar cheese