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Adam Bower

Adam Bower

2215 days ago

Adam scored this wine: 88/100

This Riesling displays honey suckle, apple, also with some nice mineralality. A nice balance of coating residual sugar finished with some crisp acidity. A great value German Riesling under $20!

Onyx

Featherstone Winery Onyx 2010

V.Q.A., Niagara Escarpment, Ontario, Canada
2279 days ago

Adam scored this wine: 91/100

I had the pleasure of visiting this unique farm-style vineyard in the 20 mile bench of Niagara, and the experience was as memorable as the wines! After watching the sheep at work in the vineyard pruning the vines, we tasted many wines including the 2010 Onyx, a Merlot/Cab-Franc blend. Some pleasing juicy red berry fruit with a hint of mocha on the finish with some silky tannins. We bought a bottle to bring back east to cellar, which will surely only round out and enhance the layers of complexity displayed in this wine.

2292 days ago

Adam scored this wine: 96/100

I had the pleasure of tasting this at their picturesque estate on the Twenty Mile Bench! Intense citrus fruit hits the nose with some grapefruit, apple, and hints of limestone and petrol. It follows through on the palate with lemon-lime, grapefruit, green apple, some residual sugar, fairly dry with great acidity, and a long finish. This wine was great on it's own, but had me wanting Atlantic scallops dusted in sea salt, pad thai, or some spicy jumbo shrimp!

2355 days ago

Adam scored this wine: 85/100

Lots of juicy blue and black fruit , very forward with Blueberry. Great structure and complexity with silky tannins, and some oak spice. Paired beautifully with a Bison Tenderloin with a blueberry reduction, and yukon gold potato pave!

2403 days ago

Adam scored this wine: 88/100

Made with local varietal Leon Millot, this wine displays notes of cherry, dark fruit, rhubarb, & some mineral notes. Fairly light tannin's with nice complexity. Enjoy on the patio with a grilled Atlantic beef burger topped with Flying Dutchmen smoked Gouda, with a rhubarb relish! Or you can't go wrong with a classic Spaghetti & Meatballs!

Adam Bower

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