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Andrea Shapiro

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Family Reserve

Peller Estates Family Reserve Rosé 2020

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

Andrea Shapiro scored this wine: 89/100

From the Niagara Peninsula, a fresh and summery Rose from Peller Estates. A pretty pale salmon colour with aromas of strawberry, watermelon and fragrant florals. On the tongue, zesty splashes of cherry, peach, pear and pink citrus. Light bodied, with well balanced acidity with fruit that follows into the finish. Pair with a book and brunch in the garden. - tasted May 2021

6 days ago

Andrea Shapiro scored this wine: 88/100

Made from Ontario apples with appealing red berry notes and bright, crisp fruit. This is an easy summery go-to sipper. Serve chilled, on ice or even blended into a cocktail. Enjoy with grilled barbecued shrimp. Enjoy!

Good Natured Merlot Gamay Noir 2020

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

Andrea Shapiro scored this wine: 88/100

An aromatic blend of Gamay and Merlot from Ontario’s Good Natured Winery - overseen by Peller Estates. Cherry, blackberry and subtle nuances of plum and spice that carry into the flavours alongside bing cherry, and blueberry. Light and lively with mouthwatering acidity, silken tannins and a lip-smacking juicy finish. This would be a great pairing to serve slightly chilled alongside grilled ontario rainbow trout and herbed greens. - tasted April 2021

Crisp

Good Natured Crisp Chardonnay 2020

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

Andrea Shapiro scored this wine: 88/100

A fresh VQA Ontario Chardonnay from Peller Estates’ - Good Natured Winery. The aromas open with green apple, pear and a variety of tree fruit. There’s more tropical fruit in flavour; finishing with mango, pineapple, and lemon citrus. A light body with a whipped butter mouthfeel. Dry with zesty acidity that balanced nicely against the body. Try this with baked brie or seafood salad. - tasted April 2021

Whisky Oak Aged Red

Wayne Gretzky Estates Whisky Oak Aged Red 2019

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

Andrea Shapiro scored this wine: 90/100

Wayne Gretzky Estates’ Cabernet-Merlot blend from their Niagara Peninsula location. This wine is also infused in Whisky barrels from their own distillery's Red Cask Whisky. The bouquet is multi layered with cherry, smoke, cocoa and leather. Flavours are also layered, due to the whisky oak-infusions with dark cherry, cassis, plum, cinnamon and fig with savoury elements of sweet smoke and chocolate lingering into the back. Medium plus bodied, with alluring velvety tannins and a solid dark fruit infused finish. This will stand up nicely to minced-meat pie or honey garlic braised beef ribs. Enjoy!

Andrea Shapiro

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Sauvignon Blanc

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