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Jessica Nagy

Jessica Nagy

Indian Summer Select Late Harvest

Cave Spring Cellars Indian Summer Select Late Harvest Riesling 2010

V.Q.A., Niagara, Ontario, Canada
2834 days ago

Jessica scored this wine: 94/100

This wine is made from hand-selected (and picked) bunches from a couple different vineyards on the escarpment which are left late on the vine, into the early part of frost. But it is not an ice wine so it maintains it’s freshness—making it a nice alternative to a traditional dessert wine and is a perfect fit with sweet-tart raspberry pie.

Cuvee Catharine

Henry of Pelham Cuvee Catharine Brut Sparkling Rosé

Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada
2574 days ago

Jessica scored this wine: 93/100

Beautiful pink, fresh sparkling smelling of strawberries, stewed rhubarb, blood orange and biscotti. Bone dry with very fine bubbles, this traditional method sparkling made primarily from Pinot Noir is incredibly versatile--enjoy with almost any food or on its own. Was excellent with seared scallops and puy lentils. Great value for consistent quality in a non-vintage sparkler.

2574 days ago

Jessica scored this wine: 92/100

This wine is made from hand-picked grapes that come from only the top-tier, south facing vines on the Henry of Pelham vineyard, and only in exceptional years. The 2007 Pinot Noir is a bright garnet red, smelling of cherries and currants, supported by earthy, vanilla oak aromas. It's age is starting to show only slightly as the acids are still very present with luscious tannins. This is a wine that needs food to be really appreciated and it paired extremely well with a creamy risotto served with a red wine butter sauce.

Gmr

Lakeview Cellars Gmr Cabernet Merlot 2011

Niagara Peninsula, Ontario, Canada
2750 days ago

Jessica scored this wine: 92/100

This is a nice deep red wine that is juicy, with flavours of dark berries and fruits with aromas of spice and cut firewood. It is well structured but not too tannic or overly oaky- a great example of a successful Cab/Merlot blend from Ontario and perfectly timed for Canadian barbecue season. Enjoy this with any grilled red meat or my special blue cheese-stuffed burgers crusted with black peppercorns.

Twenty Mile Bench

Featherstone Winery Twenty Mile Bench Cabernet Franc 2011

V.Q.A., Niagara Peninsula, Ontario, Canada
2834 days ago

Jessica scored this wine: 92/100

The rich, leathery fruit of this wine stood up well to the strong flavours of blue cheese at our pairing event, with the right amount of acidity you need to cut through cheese. Definitely needs some time to breathe, so open it up at least a half hour before enjoying. FUN FACT: This winery practices biodynamic farming and as part of that, they have spring lambs help with pruning extra shoots in the vineyard.

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Memorable Wine

20 Mile Bench 2010 Chardonnay 'Cuvee Dix-Neuvieme,' Pearl Morissette - Best glass of Chardonnay I've ever had. I still dream about it.

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First Wine

Probably something from Australia - Wolf Blass Yellow Label was always on my parent's table

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Unusual Wine Experience

Drinking India-grown and made Sauvignon Blanc in the Himalayan foothills.

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Current Fav Wine

You can never go wrong with a Malivoire Lady Bug Rosé or Cono Sur Bicicleta Pinot Noir

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