Canadian Wine Awards Win!September 20th, 2010 | Posted in Chardonnay
These Awards are open to all wines that are 100 percent Canadian grown, fermented and bottled. It has become the most important Canadian wine competition in Canada with entries from nearly 1,000 wines from across the country in 30 categories. Some of Canada’s leading wine writers, journalists, sommeliers, buyers and industry professionals come together from across Canada to comprise the Wine Access CWA judging panel.
Full results from the 2010 Canadian Wine Awards will be published in the December 2010/January 2011 issue of Wine Accessmagazine and on WineAccess.ca.
Tidings Magazine Ratings – July /August 10June 26th, 2010 | Posted in Chardonnay
Black Prince Winery by Evan Saviolidis
Located centrally in Picton, Black Prince is the brainchild of oenophile John Sambrook and winery general manager Geoff Webb. I have always been fond of their Melon de Bourgogne and the current release, the 2009, is reminiscent of a Sauvignon Blanc for its passion-fruit, lime and grassy aromas (86).
The Chardonnay Terroir Elite 2008 is the County’s first Chardonnay aged in local oak. Having spent 10 months in barrel, it reveals Indian spice, caramel, cream, apple and figs (88).
As most vintners of PEC concentrated on dry wines, Icewine is not on their radar. So when the 2007 Rieslingtraminer Icewine was poured, it came as no surprise that it was sourced form Niagara-on-the-Lake grapes. Golden colour with sublime personality of peach, honey, golden delicious apple, dried apricots and golden raisins, it is concentrated and sweet (89).