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Pamela Chiles

Pamela Chiles

Flat Rock Cellars Pinot Noir 2017

Twenty Mile Bench, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada
180 days ago

Pamela scored this wine: 91/100

Flat Rock's "everyday" Pinot Noir is consistently delicious from vintage to vintage, yet each one is unique. The 2017 is balanced and fruity, with ripe cherry and raspberry, soft acidity; a little beetroot and hint of spice play out on the finish. Easy to drink!

Queenston Mile Vineyard Chardonnay 2016

St. David's Bench, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada
180 days ago

Pamela scored this wine: 87/100

Full-bodied chardonnay here, given the full treatment (malo and oak). Fruity and tropical, buttery, soft and oaky, punctuated by a zip of citrus. Spicy oak finish lingers.

Mile Red

Queenston Mile Vineyard Mile Red 2016

Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada
192 days ago

Pamela scored this wine: 88/100

Although it is one of Niagara's newest wineries, Queenston Mile has an experienced winemaking team, including winemaker Rob Power. Their 2016 Red is a blend of Syrah, Merlot and Gamay. Nose is a big hit of fruitiness; medium-bodied with a firm tannic structure that would make this wine fantastic paired with a juicy burger or steak. Tasted April 2019.

Malivoire Wine Company Pinot Gris 2017

Beamsville Bench, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada
192 days ago

Pamela scored this wine: 88/100

Nice sipping-style Pinot Gris. Pale pink in colour, soft and fresh mouthfeel, stone fruit, citrus notes, good acidity with a bit of residual sugar. Tasted April 2019

Appassimento Classic Method Private Reserve

Vieni Estates Appassimento Classic Method Private Reserve 2013

Vinemount Ridge, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada
216 days ago

Pamela scored this wine: 90/100

Wow - this is pretty unique for Ontario - a massive, 16% alcohol, appassimento-style wine made from Aglianico (45%), Cab Sauv (37%) and the remainder Merlot, all from the Vieni estate outside Beamsville. A bit hot but bolstered by deep, dark fruit and a chewy savouriness this wine will be fabulous with food - cheese, osso bucco, lamb, that sort of thing. Tasted April 2019

Pamela Chiles

Memorable Wine

Chateauneuf de Pape eons ago

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First Wine

Something cheap and terrible I'm sure

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Current Fav Wine

Gamay!

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