Top Picks from Vintages' February Release
Cave Spring Cellars Riesling Icewine 2001 (Niagara Peninsula)
$59.95 (375 mL)
Straw colour; ripe peach and honey bouquet; rich and sweet with honey,
peach and mango flavours; full-bodied but elegant, wonderfully balanced
with great length. The cream of Ontario Icewine from the Riesling grape.
Planeta "La Segreta" Bianco 2002 (Sicily)
A wild blend of indigenous Grecanico (60%), Chardonnay (20%), Sauvignon
Blanc (10%) and Viognier (10%). Yellow straw colour; minerally and spicy
with ripe tropical fruit aromas; ripe pear, apple and citrus flavours;
full-bodied and moputh-filling. Well balanced. Good value. Reminiscent
of Caymus Conundrum at an affordable price! ****½
Robert Mondavi Pinot Noir Reserve 1999 (Napa Valley)
Tawny ruby colour, mature; high toned, raspberry, sweet rhubarb and vanilla
nose; full-bodied with well-extracted fruit, spicy and sweet; intense
flavour with beautifully balancing acidity. Lingers long on the palate.