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Casa Silva Gran Terroir de La Costa Syrah 2016

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CASA SILVA GRAN TERROIR DE LA COSTA SYRAH 2016

An elegant, full bodied, expression of Syrah from the Chile’s Colchagua Valley (blended with 3% Viognier to give it some aromatic lift). It pays homage to the home of this style, the Côte-Rôtie in the Northern Rhone, where small amounts of Viognier are often co-fermented with Syrah. It has nuanced aromas and flavours of black and red plum, blueberry, blackberry, vanilla, smoked meat, eucalyptus, leather, and black pepper. It works nicely with robust meats and game.
★★★★½ (out of 5)
Vintages $19.95

Angels Gate Gewurztraminer 2019

ANGELS GATE GEWURZTRAMINER 2019

This wine may be hard to pronounce, but it is great to explore. Its ancestral home is Alsace, but a number of Niagara wineries have this grape in their vineyards. It is often made in an off dry style, but this version is dry with lots of body. In the glass, this wine is quite aromatic showing typical spice, lychee, and rose on the nose. The flavours follow the nose adding in citrus and an attractive Niagara minerality. Serve it with some mild curry or Thai food.

★★★½  (out of 5)

LCBO $13.95 (sale price until November 8)

Wine Journeys Weekend Wine

La Celia Reserva Malbec/Cabernet Franc 2017
This medium bodied wine is from Mendoza, one of the best areas in Argentina for producing Malbec. What makes it interesting is the introduction of Cabernet Franc that lifts the aromatics by adding some red currant, red cherry, and pleasant herbaceous black currant leaf to the typical Malbec dark fruit. It’s dry with soft tannins and would be a good accompaniment for meats with a pesto pasta side.
★★★½ (out of 5)
Vintages $14.95

Famille Cattin Pinot Gris 2017

Famille Cattin Pinot Gris 2017

Alsatian Pinot Gris is such a different wine compared to Pinot Grigio even if the same grape. It’s rich, unctuous, off dry, brimming with stone fruit, pear, honey, apple, and citrus. Good pairing with chorizo, but would be a great pairing with Thai curry.

Featherstone Estate Cabernet Franc 2016

Featherstone Estate Cabernet Franc 2016

The 2016 from Featherstone Estate Winery is very good Cab Franc. Medium deep purple in the glass with ripe blackberry and tobacco at the beginning and finishing with raspberry and red cherry. It really is seriously good and good value at just under $20 plus it’s available at Vintages. #wine #barrie#downtownbarrie #alliston #orillia #collingwood#bradford #newmarket #simcoecountyliving#livinginsimcoecounty