Colchester Ridge Best Wine In Canada – Robert Stephen (CSW), Windsor Square

Filed in News, Red Wines, Wine Reviews on January 1, 2014

(TORONTO, ON) – When I review a wine I usually spend at least 15 minutes with it. Strangely this year, while travelling I tried close to 200 wines, but most were sampled in under a minute. I will not include these “quickies” in my list but note amongst the quickies Portuguese and Spanish wines impressed me on my travel circuit.

Particularly impressive were the 2011 Vintage Ports and 20 and 40 year old Tawny Ports that I tried in Portugal over a five day period in November.

Canada showed very well particularly Pondview Estates Winery.

TOP 2013 REDS
1. (Canada) Colchester Ridge Estate Winery Gran Crew Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot 2008, Lake Erie North Shore V.Q.A. $50.00. 96/100
2. (Canada) 2010 Haywire Pinot Noir, Okanagan VQA, Okanagan Crush Pad Winery, $27. 95/100
3. (Canada) Pondview Estate Winery 2011 Harmony, VQA Four Mile Creek, $15.15, 95/100
4. (Canada) Colchester Ridge Estate Winery 2010 VQA Lake Erie North Shore 2010 Meritage, $20.00, 94/100
5. (Spain) Valduero Crianza D.O. Ribera de Duero, $30, 94/100
6. (Argentina) Versado Reserva Malbec 2009, Versado Wines, Lujan de Cuyo, $59.95, 94/100
7. (Portugal) Quinta de Ventozelo Reserva 2009, D.O.C. Douro, $21.95, 94/100
8. (Canada) Pondview Estate Winery, 2011 Cabernet Franc Rosé, VQA Four Mile Creek, $15.20, 92/100
9. (Italy) Casale Dello Sparviero Chianti Classico Riserva, Casale Dello Sparviero, $18.95 92/100
10. (Spain) Montebuena Cuvée Kosher 2010 D.O.C. Rioja, $14.95, 92/100
11. (Argentina) Sur Los Andes 2010 Malbec Riserva, Mendoza, $16.95, 91/100
12. (Spain) Pinyolet 2011 Garnacha, D.O. Montsant, $17.95, 91/100
13. (Canada) Featherstone 2012 Rosé, VQA Niagara Peninsula, $14.95, 91/100
14. (Argentina) 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon, Mendoza, $19.95, 90/100
15. (Canada) Barton Scholefield Rosé, Okanagan Valley VQA, $18.99, 90/100

TOP 2013 Whites
1. (Canada) Pondview Estate Winery 2010 Riesling, VQA Four Mile Creek, $16.20, 94/100
2. (Canada) Pondview Estate Winery 2010 Vidal Icewine, VQA Four Mile Creek,$15.15, 93/100
3. (Canada) Featherstone Estate Winery 2012 Gewürztraminer, VQA Niagara Peninsula, $19.95, 92/100
4. (Canada) Pondview Estate Winery 2010 Bella Terra Chardonnay, $24.20, 91/100
5. (Canada) Huff Estates 2010 South Bay Vineyards Chardonnay, VQA Prince Edward County, $29.95., 91/100
6. (Spain) Hirutza 2012 D.O.C. Getariako Txakolina, Hirutza Winery (unavailable in Canada) 90/100
7. (Canada) Frisky Beaver 2010 White, VQA Ontario, $13.95, 90/100

Summary
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Grand CREW, Meritage
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