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Wine Picks November 13, 2010

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Dessert Wine

Inniskillin Niagara Estate Riesling Icewine 2007, V.Q.A., Niagara Peninsula, Ontario, Canada: Vintages Wine Panel: Both a pioneer and indefatigable innovator of Icewine, Inniskillin stands as the world leader of Canada’s vinous treasure. The incredible 2007 vintage in Niagara is one for the record books. My note: Riesling-based icewine is my favorite hands down. It has greater complexity and balance than other grapes because of the terrific combination of acidity and fruit. Notes of ripe pear, apricot, peach and honey. Inniskillin certainly knows how to make a masterful icewine. This is truly a benchmark of the breed. 558288 11%  375 mL  $69.95 Score: 93/100. November 13, 2010 Favourite Dessert Wine. Full Review

Red Wine

Antinori Guado Al Tasso Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Cabernet Franc 2007, D.O.C., Bolgheri Superiore, Tuscany, Italy: Oh my, give me pause here to take another sip. I love this wine. Full-bodied, juicy, generous, supple: it’s got it all. Dark fruit, espresso, and smoky. Bring me more please! Drink: 2010-2015. 986380 14% D 750 mL  $89.95 Score: 95/100. November 13, 2010 Favourite Red Wine Tied. Full Review

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