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Trent Mayers

Trent Mayers

Featherstone Winery Cabernet Franc 2017

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

Trent scored this wine: 89/100

Here`s an elegant take on Cabernet Franc from Niagara with aromas of black cherry, raspberry, red currant, vanilla, spice, green herbs, and just a little dried orange peel. The palate follows the nose with noticeable, but not aggressive tannins with a good finish. Pork tenderloin with dried fruit or roast beef would match up quite nicely. 3.5+ stars out of 5.

10 days ago

Trent scored this wine: 90/100

When you think of Argentina and wine, is Malbec the only thing that comes to mind? Think again and try this very good Cabernet from Mendoza. It has high, but not aggressive tannins, and is on type for the grape. Think cassis, black cherry, mint, vanilla, spice and tobacco with a long finish. It’s a tasty match for Italian braised beef. 4 stars out of 5.

10 days ago

Trent scored this wine: 85/100

Masi produces reliable Valpolicella year after year like this one that’s dry with simple, pleasant sour cherry, spice, and earth. I was first recommended this wine standing in line at the LCBO when I was a University student; it’s still good. Serve it with your favourite Friday night pizza or pasta al forno.

Joy Premium Cuvée

Featherstone Joy Premium Cuvée Sparkling Rosé 2017

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

Trent scored this wine: 89/100

Made from 100% Pinot Noir, expect pure red cherry, strawberry, cranberry, and raspberry with a whiff of fresh bread and a lemony finish. This sparkler would make a fruity and fun aperitif or pair it with a Greek style meal featuring pork souvlaki. 3.5+ stars out of 5.

Black Sheep

Featherstone Winery Black Sheep Riesling 2017

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

Trent scored this wine: 90/100

Ontario Riesling is noteworthy for its excellence and Featherstone christened this one after their vineyard sheep. It has enough sugar to classify as medium sweet, but the acidity gives it so much verve it tastes off dry with soaring flavours of lime peel, lemon, wet stone, honey, and a suggestion of kerosene. It’s a joy served with a marmalade glazed ham or a veggie stir fry. 4 stars out of 5.

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Memorable Wine

Burgundy (Clos Vougeot)

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First Wine

First good wine was a bottle of Beaujolais.

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Unusual Wine Experience

Tasting at Vineland Estates in 1985 when the tasting room was the farmhouse kitchen.

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Current Fav Wine

Chimeres from SW France

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Best Wine Literature Book Gourmand World Cookbook Awards
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