Chris scored this wine: 89/100
I believe in using local whenever I can and while I find it is easier with food product, I find it more challenging with wines. Having said that, I truly believe Ontario produces some marvelous whites. We tried a local wine yesterday afternoon - Cave Spring 2011 Dry Riesling .VQA Niagara Peninsula, Cave Spring Cellars, Jordan. I must tell you, I found this to be a wonderful value wine. Only $14.95 a bottle. It is refreshing, has great depth with just the right amount of fruit to please and tease the nose. Citrus notes and cold steel on the palate. The underlying sweetness nicely offset the spice of the meat and balanced the dressing on the salad. It must be drunk cold and kept in an ice bucket to retain the temperature and character of the wine. As a confirmed red wine drinker, it is one of the few whites I will offer my guests and partake in.
On pairing it with food, I served this with a Mesclun Mix Salad topped with 1/4" thick slices of Piri Piri Chicken Breast as well as strips of medium rare Jerk Beef. The salad dressing was flavored Sushi Rice Vinegar - if you have not tried this on a salad, you are missing out on the most versatile salad dressings. It also pairs nicely with cubed watermelon and feta or tomato and bocconcini salads.