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Susan Desjardins

Susan Desjardins

Silver Series

Jackson-Triggs Silver Series Chardonnay 2010

V.Q.A., Niagara-On-The-Lake, Ontario, Canada
4090 days ago

Susan reviewed this wine:

Pure gold in the glass, buttery nutty notes mingle with aromas of ripe orchard fruit, vanilla and toasted oats. Dry, medium-full bodied, showcasing a fine creamy texture, spicy peppery warmth and flavours of luscious ripe pear, tasty lemon curd and juicy yellow plum, this is a substantial wine. Fresh acidity provides a subtle frame while the nuttiness lingers on the finish. Try this with a semi-soft cheese.

4001 days ago

Susan reviewed this wine:

Berry fruit, notes of roasted peppers and dried herbs, and a whiff of vanilla lift from the glass. Dry, mid-weight, this is a pleasantly fruity wine with tasty notes of red and black fruits, spice and charry toast. A nicely structured, quaffable crowd pleaser that’s a match for pizza or burgers.

Winemaker's Series Two Vineyards

Inniskillin Niagara Estate Winemaker's Series Two Vineyards Riesling 2010

V.Q.A., Niagara Peninsula, Ontario, Canada
4091 days ago

Susan reviewed this wine:

Brilliant pale gold, this tasty wine offers alluring floral, mineral and citrus notes with a defining whiff of petrol. Dry, light-mid weight, it’s vibrant and tangy with a hint of spritz dancing across the palate. Lemon-lime, white peach, crisp green apple and pithy notes make for a fresh, lively finish. Pair it with a soft ripened bloomy rind cheese in the style of Brie or Camembert.

Flourish Wines Vidal Icewine 2008

V.Q.A., Niagara Peninsula, Ontario, Canada
4082 days ago

Susan reviewed this wine:

A golden value offering enticing aromas of honey, beeswax, candied and tropical fruit, this is a succulent, rich wine with a satiny texture. Luscious ripe stone fruit, brandied peaches, recurring sweet honey and lemon curd flavours coat the palate, riding on an underlying frame of citrusy acidity. The wine finishes long, sweet and sumptuous. Pair it with an artisan cheese plate including Northern Gold, Avonlea Clothbound Cheddar and Ile aux Grues Cheddar.

Village Reserve

Le Clos Jordanne Village Reserve Chardonnay 2009

V.Q.A., Niagara Peninsula, Twenty Mile Bench, Ontario, Canada
4001 days ago

Susan reviewed this wine:

Fruit from three vineyards was barrel fermented and aged to create the enticing fusion of aromas of honeyed orchard fruit, citrus, mineral and smoky toast. Dry, medium-full bodied, this vintage displays a lively acidity that frames spiced pear, apple and pithy citrus notes. It finishes clean, flavourful and long lasting. Savour with roast turkey or sample with St. Albert`s Caramelized Onion Cheddar.

Susan Desjardins

Memorable Wine

Giuseppe Quintarelli Valpolicella 2002





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