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Top 10 PEC Wines

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Closson Chase Pinot Noir 2007, V.Q.A., Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada: A beautifully rich and vibrant Pinot with vividly ripe cherry, plum and mushroom. Needs aging but is already silky and supple. I adore this wine! 13% XD 750 mL  $30.00 Score: 90/100. June 12, 2009 Full Review
Huff Estates Winery Cuvee Peter F. Huff 2006, V.Q.A., Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada: Gorgeous mousse with a lovely balanced freshness on the palate. Frothy good aromas of green apples and white pear. Made from 100% Chardonnay grapes using the traditional champagne method of the second fermentation in the bottle. Extraordinary length and satisfaction! Could this be Canada's best bubbly? Drink: 2010-2012. 01010 12% D 750 mL  $39.95 Score: 92/100. March 2, 2010 Full Review
Huff Estates Winery South Bay Vineyards Chardonnay 2007, Prince Edward County, Canada: Stunning buttery depths and voluptuousness. Velvet richness with a hazelnut-infused finish. Yum. Drink: 2011-2014. 1010101 12.50% XD 750 mL  $29.95 Score: 93/100. March 2, 2010 Full Review
Closson Chase Chardonnay 2007, Prince Edward County, Canada: A sublimely concentrated and voluptuous white wine: This is clearly one of Canada's benchmark Chardonnays. The nose offers enticing aromas of baked apples, hazelnut, toasted almond, green apple and Asian pear. Layer after layer unfurls on the palate. Dive in and don't look back! Drink: 2010-2015. 148866 12.80% XD 750 mL  $29.95 Score: 92/100. April 17, 2010 Full Review
Rosehall Run Cuvee County Pinot Noir 2008, Prince Edward County, Canada: A gorgeous pinot with extraordinary elegance and balance. Ripe cherry aromas but not too berry-fruity: some subtle earthiness. Satin smooth and medium-bodied. Drink: 2010-2013. 834328002282 12% D 750 mL  $21.95 Score: 90/100. July 23, 2010 Full Review
County Unfiltered Chardonnay 2008, V.Q.A. Prince Edward County, Canada: Looking at my notes, I realized that "Yes, oh, yes!" is not really a tasting note and might be interpreted as something else. However, it was sheer ecstasy to drink this Chardonnay with its rich layers of buttery, toasted almond goodness. Lovely oak integration and a long satisfying finish that leaves you plesantly yearning for more. Drink: 2010-2014. 184432 11.90% XD 750 mL  $35.00 Score: 92/100. October 30, 2010 Full Review
Rosehall Run Riesling 2008, V.Q.A., Ontario, Canada: A lovely Riesling just bursting with personality! Gorgeous notes of ripe peach, pear, dry apricot and stone fruit. Lovely vein of minerality running through it with perfect calibrated acidity for food. Gold Medal winner at the 2010 All Canadian Wine Championships. 191353 10.50% D 750 mL  $17.95 Score: 90/100. October 16, 2010 Full Review
Hillier Creek Estates Vidal Icewine 2007, Prince Edward County, Canada: Lovely peach and pear preserves with a honeyed richness and layered texture that delivers maximum pleasure. Perfect on its own after dinner or with fruit-based desserts. Drink: 2010-2014. 2055 11.80% S 750 mL  $40.00 Score: 89/100. April 22, 2011 Full Review
Lighthall Vineyards Réserve Pinot Noir 2009, Prince Edward County, VQA, Ontario, Canada: A tart, mouth-watering Pinot with attractive aromas of cranberry, beetroot and tart cherries. Medium-bodied and smooth. Terrific food partner. Drink: 2009-2015. 335794 12.50% XD 750 mL  $24.80 Score: 88/100. April 22, 2011 Full Review
County Unfiltered Pinot Noir 2009, V.Q.A., Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada: Vintages Wine Panel: Medium purple in the glass. Pretty floral, sandalwood, earth and raspberry aromas. Very youthful yet. Dry, light bodied, and exquisitely elegant with tightly knit tannins bringing structure. Complex, medium-long finish. Promises to be an excellent food wine. Cellar it for 2-3 years, or enjoy tonight. My note: Cherry-beetroot with tart edges. I like Norm’s style. He’s working his way to pure genius. Dark spices on the finish with some pleasant sour cherry. Vote Norm! Drink: 2011-2015. 125310 11.50% XD 750 mL  $35.20 Score: 90/100. April 30, 2011 Full Review

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