All posts tagged "Zoltan Szabo"

  • #WineWednesday – 2013 Rosé ‘Sketches’ Tawse

    Niagara Peninsula Light purple – pink; strawberry, red plum and watermelon – flavoured, full, succulent and thirst – quenching; tiny bit of residual sweetness adds to the fun of drinking it; hard not to like it, especially...

    • Posted June 25, 2014
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  • 2013 Pinot Blanc, JoieFarm

    Okanagan Valley, British Columbia Bartlett pear, honey and orchard blossoms notes; medium to full – bodied and viscous with wonderful freshness and great overall balance; 14% alcohol well integrated, adding to its weight and glycerous texture; just...

    • Posted June 11, 2014
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  • 2012 Chardonnay Musqué ‘Estate Bottled’ Château des Charmes

    Niagara – on – the – Lake Musqué is an aromatic clone of Chardonnay and this wine is a consistently great example of it; citrus, apples and floral nuances show on the bouquet; light to medium –...

    • Posted June 4, 2014
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  • #WineWednesday – 2010 Merlot, Niagara Teaching College Winery

    Niagara – on – the – Lake Cherries and damson plum with wood toast; full, ripe and plush with a pleasantly warm finish; an enticing aroma reflex of leather adds a bit of funk and lift to its...

    • Posted May 21, 2014
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  • 2011 Pinot Noir ‘Village Reserve’ Le Clos Jordanne

    Niagara Peninsula Last week, I sampled many of this fine estate’s wines coming from the 2011 vintage, well – made Chardonnays and excellent Pinot Noirs; winemakers switch not that long ago seems not to have any effect...

    • Posted May 14, 2014
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  • #WineWednesday – Mother’s Day Edition

    2011 Gigondas ‘Domaine Grand Romane’ Pierre Amadieu Southern Rhone, France Blend of (mostly) Grenache and Syrah grown in vineyards with 400 meters altitude above sea; the estate’s ‘cuvée prestige’ made of grapes off 50 year old...

    • Posted May 7, 2014
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  • 2011 Pinot Noir & 2011 Hillier Blanc

    2011 Hillier Blanc, Keint – He Prince Edward County Blend of a red grape, Pinot Meunier, and Chardonnay; you get dried apricot, white lotus spice and moist limestone notes on the nose; medium to full – weight...

    • Posted April 30, 2014
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  • #WineWednesday – Barbecue Season Tribute

    As a salute to the arrival of spring and the outdoor barbecue/entertaining season, Zoltan Szabo has provided us with not one, but three outstanding wines for this weeks #WineWednesday.   2012 Beaujolais – Villages ‘Fleurie’ Villa Ponciago Burgundy, France ...

    • Posted April 9, 2014
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  • 2010 Persuasion ‘Dragon Blend’ by Arlene Dickinson

    Sonoma County, California Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot blend made at Canadian – owned Thomas George Estate; deep purple colour; aromas of black cherry, cassis, nutmeg, black truffle, rosemary, sandalwood and purple flowers; full and succulent with plenty...

    • Posted April 2, 2014
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