- Stoney Ridge Shiraz 2003
- Lailey Vineyard Vidal 2003
- Lailey Vineyard Riesling Dry Late Harvested 2002
Three Ontario wines this week. All these wines are only available through
the winery or can be ordered through www.winerytohome.com.
Stoney Ridge Shiraz 2003 (Ontario, blended with off-shore wine)
$14.95 (at the winery, 905-562-1324, Store@StoneyRidge.com)
Dense purple colour; smoky cedar and blackberry nose; full-bodied, sweet
blackberry fruit, richly extracted, soft tannins on the finish. Good value.
Food match: BBQ-ed steak, gourmet burgers
Lailey Vineyard Vidal 2003 (Niagara Peninsula)
$12.00 (at the winery, 905-468-0503, firstname.lastname@example.org)
This is one of the best expressions of this hybrid grape I have tasted.
Medium straw colour; vanilla with pineapple notes on the nose; dry. Medium-bodied
with ripe, rich peach and pear flavours; fresh and zingy with a Pinot
Gris-like character. Good value. ****
Food match: chicken salad, ham
Lailey Vineyard Riesling Dry Late Harvested 2002 (Niagara Peninsula)
$25.00 (at the winery, 905-468-0503, email@example.com)
Pricey for a Riesling but has the substance to warrant the price. Medium
straw colour; spicy grapefruit bouquet; dry, full-bodied with a well-extracted
spicy grapefruit and rhubarb flavour; good length with a long dry finish.
Food match: grilled scallops; crab salad.