Wine Reviews

CREW 2011 Riesling – Gary Killops, Essex Wine Review

Filed in Wine Reviews on July 4, 2013
CREW 2011 Riesling – Gary Killops, Essex Wine Review

5.00 Overall Score Winemaker’s Notes: This wine shows off the terroir of the area with an enticing nose of floral notes mingled with ‘wet stone’ minerality. On the palate experience a highly viscous wine full of stone fruit and mineral notes with a squeeze of lime on the finish. Drink now with salads containing fruit […]

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CREW 2011 Chardonnay – Gary Killops, Essex Wine Review

Filed in Wine Reviews on June 28, 2013
CREW 2011 Chardonnay – Gary Killops, Essex Wine Review

   4.33 Overall Score Winemaker’s Notes: A citrus and apple nose heralds this fruit-driven unoaked Chardonnay that is refreshment in a glass. Honey Crisp apples and Bosc pear coupled on the palate with pleasing minerality, balance this crisp and bright white wine. Pair with cream based dishes, summer salads, seafood and more. VQA Lake Erie North […]

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June 9, 2013 – Colchester Ridge Estate Winery Grand Crew 2008 VQA with bellauitand merlot cheese and Cabernet Sauvignon VQA 2008 Vintner’s Reserve with Grilled sirloin.

Filed in Wine Reviews on June 9, 2013
June 9, 2013 – Colchester Ridge Estate Winery Grand Crew 2008 VQA with bellauitand merlot cheese and Cabernet Sauvignon VQA 2008 Vintner’s Reserve with Grilled sirloin.

Fresh Pairs! Sometimes steak is the star of a meal, but not when served with Colchester Ridge Estate winery’s bottle of red! These dynamic pairs will liven up every grilling occasion. We enjoyed Cabernet Sauvignon VQA 2008 Vintner’s Reserve with appetizers including presidents choice bellauitand merlot cheese.  Then grilled sirloin steak, grilled romaine salad with […]

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Colchester Ridge Estate Winery – Lake Erie North Shore Uncorked – Kenny Galloway

Filed in Wine Reviews on June 1, 2013

I just returned home from a 2-month political campaign project in San Bernardino, Southern California, A.K.A. “San Berdoo”. I was pleasantly surprised to find two bottles waiting for me, sent for review from Colchester Ridge Estate Winery (CREW) out of Ontario, Canada. Let’s see how they hold up! This will be my first tasting ever of […]

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CREW 2011 Gewürztraminer – Gary Killops, Essex Wine Review

Filed in Wine Reviews on May 29, 2013
CREW 2011 Gewürztraminer – Gary Killops, Essex Wine Review

4.33 overall score Winemaker’s Notes: This crowd-pleasing white has a bouquet of exotic lychee-nut and citrus, rose petal and honeysuckle with flavours of lychee, peach, mango and spice. This wine is an excellent match with fresh fruit and cheeses and especially with recipes that include capsaicin, spices, oriental five spice, or curry. VQA Lake Erie […]

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The CREW Cult – Robert K. Stephen (CSW), Windsor Square

Filed in News, Wine Reviews on May 17, 2013

By Robert K. Stephen (CSW) (WINDSOR, ON) – The term “cult wine” means extremely small batch production usually at a very high price, and not available to the general public. The CREW 2008 Vintner’s Cabernet Sauvignon clocks in at $50. That is a mighty hefty price for Lake Erie North Shore and risks eliminating many […]

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CREW Rides The Wave – Robert K. Stephen (CSW), Windsor Square

Filed in News, Wine Reviews on May 17, 2013
CREW Rides The Wave – Robert K. Stephen (CSW), Windsor Square

By Robert K. Stephen (CSW) (WINDSOR, ON) – On Saturday 11 May 2013 CREW shows up in an LCBO Vintages Release with its classic 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon. Some 226 cases are in the LCBO system, ready to be snapped up by consumers, and it’s selling very well. I rated this wine in 2011 and it’s […]

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CREW 2008 GRAND CREW Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot Review – Gary Killops, Essex Wine Review

Filed in Wine Reviews on May 5, 2013
CREW 2008 GRAND CREW Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot Review – Gary Killops, Essex Wine Review

 5.00 Overall Score  Winemaker’s Notes: This delicious well balanced blend offers aromas of Chocolate truffles, cherry pipe tobacco  and rose water. The full mouth feel and well managed tannins glide across the palate with flavours of plum preserves, cocoa, and vanilla spice. Barrel aged 4 years. This extraordinary wine should be decanted before serving.  AGEABLILITY: […]

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February 17, 2013 – Crew’s POSH Cuvée 2011 and Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 with Australian sharp white cheddar cheese.

Filed in Wine Reviews on February 18, 2013
February 17, 2013 – Crew’s POSH Cuvée 2011 and Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 with Australian sharp white cheddar cheese.

ReWINEd with the Grammys.   Red carpet stars and fashion arrivals are always a must see on Music’s biggest night. We relaxed with a glass of Crew’s Posh Cuvée 2011 and Cabernet Sauvignon 2008. While snacking with an Australian sharp white cheddar cheese, we saw if our predications were worthy of the categories of the […]

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CREW 2008 Cabernet Sauvigon – Michael Pinkus, The Grape Guy, Ontario Wine Review

Filed in Wine Reviews on January 9, 2013

Colchester Ridge 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Winery: Colchester Ridge Year: 2008 Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon Price: 19.80 Availability: at the winery Region: Lake Erie North Shore Website: www.colchesterridge.com Rating: 4+ stars Date Posted: 01/09/2013 How would you like to be able to put on your wine resume that George Clooney bought a case? That’s the rumour going […]

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