Wine Reviews

CREW 2008 Cabernet Franc – Gary Killops, Essex Wine Review

Filed in Wine Reviews on January 8, 2013
CREW 2008 Cabernet Franc – Gary Killops, Essex Wine Review

4.00 overall score  Winemaker’s Notes: This medium-bodied, versatile wine delivers black raspberry and bell pepper with a hint of  mushroom on the nose. On the palate the fruit plays a great balancing act with white pepper and mineral notes. The good acidity/fruit balance lingers on the finish, guaranteeing a perfect pairing to many foods. Try […]

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

Filed in Wine Reviews on January 2, 2013

Colchester Ridge 2008 Cabernet Franc Winery: Colchester Ridge Year: 2008 Variety: Cabernet Franc Price: 21.95 Availability: at the winery and thru Vintages: Jan. 5, 2013 Region: Lake Erie North Shore Website: www.colchesterridge.com Rating: 3.5 stars Date Posted: 01/02/2013 From a region that loves its Cabernet Franc (lake Erie North Shore) comes one that shows you […]

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Best Wines Of 2012 – Robert K. Stephen (CSW), Windsor Square

Filed in News, Wine Reviews on December 27, 2012
Best Wines Of 2012 – Robert K. Stephen (CSW), Windsor Square

(WINDSOR, ON) – The Over 91 Club; the quality of wines crossing the desk of the Square Media Group in 2012 has been high. The quality of wines just keeps improving probably because the wine world is replete with passionate producers wishing to produce the highest quality wines given the terroir and grape varieties they […]

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November 18, 2012 CREW 2008 Cabernet Franc with Maple Spice Salmon and 2010 Riesling with A fruit nut salad.

Filed in Wine Reviews on November 18, 2012
November 18, 2012 CREW 2008 Cabernet Franc with Maple Spice Salmon and 2010 Riesling with A fruit nut salad.

Heard it through the grapevine! George Clooney at Colchester Ridge Estate Winery? Who knew? Amazing fun facts you can find out when talking about Essex County Wineries! This winery welcomed a visit from the actor himself after dining at a local restaurant serving Crew wine. Which one did he buy? Time for a road trip […]

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CREW 2008 Merlot mini review – John Galea, Canadian Wine Guy

Filed in Wine Reviews on November 16, 2012
CREW 2008 Merlot mini review – John Galea, Canadian Wine Guy

I tasted this one at the LCBO taste Ontario event. This is a winery located in Lake Erie North Shore. An area on Ontario wine making I’ve yet to explore! Dark in color with a bit of an odd nose. On the mid pallet there are some mild plum flavors typical of a Merlot. On […]

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Cruising With CREW – Robert K. Stephen (CSW), Windsor Square

Filed in News, Wine Reviews on July 30, 2012
Cruising With CREW – Robert K. Stephen (CSW), Windsor Square

(WINDSOR, ON) – CREW’s 2008 Merlot has a nice dose of earth and funkiness on the nose. I was a bit worried about the funkiness but it dissipates quickly with a few swirls but there is enough of it to create an interesting aroma mixed with ripe sour cherries, charcoal and sweet rhubarb pie. Intriguing […]

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CREW 2008 Merlot Review – Gary Killops, Essex Wine Review

Filed in Wine Reviews on April 25, 2012
CREW 2008 Merlot Review – Gary Killops, Essex Wine Review

4.33 Overall Score Winemaker’s Notes: Set sail with this 2008 Merlot, barrel aged 18 months. Aromas of ripe plum and spicy vanilla flirt with floral notes. This medium bodied wine delivers juicy plum and dark berry on the palate with hints of milk chocolate and vanilla. Subtle tannins make this an easy red to drink […]

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Where’s The Wine? – Robert K. Stephen (CSW), Windsor Square

Filed in News, Wine Reviews on March 22, 2012

(TORONTO, ON) – Despite the fact that I was admitted to last year’s 2011 Toronto Star Wine and Cheese Show with full media privileges I was refused media access to the 2012 Show this Sunday “as there is not enough information about you” according to the ladies at the front desk in the media registration […]

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New York City Wrap-Up – Robert K. Stephen (CSW), Windsor Square

Filed in News, Wine Reviews on March 8, 2012

(NEW YORK, NY) – Yes I know I am a bit nuts about New York City. Love those honey roasted peanuts from the carts! Having visited New York close to 100 times over three decades I have seen the rough times where you had to be careful to walk close to the curb to avoid […]

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Top Wines of 2011 – Robert K. Stephen (CSW), Windsor Square

Filed in News, Wine Reviews on January 31, 2012

(WINDSOR, ON) – Thanks to all you dear readers who have read my wine reviews in 2011. Essentially from a wine politico point of view I am an anarchist in that if you seized your own taste buds and took firm control of your wine education you would not have to read my reviews. But […]

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