New in Ontario Wineries

Purchase the following wine in person at the winery or in their Ottawa or Toronto retail store, or by the case for daily home, restaurant or office delivery from Château des Charmes.

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Château des Charmes ‘St David’s Bench Vineyard’ Sauvignon Blanc 2013
VQA St. David’s Bench $14.95 (391300) 12.5% alcohol
Straw hued, this charming wine offers lifted aromas of gooseberry, fine herbs, citrus and passion fruit. A pleasant note of sweet fruit caresses the palate, balanced by well-defined acidity and a hint of mineral. Tasty, luscious tropical and citrus fruits rise to the fore inviting another sip. Very well crafted, delightfully fresh and fruity, you’ll enjoy this wine with ginger/lime butternut squash soup and creamy tomato basil quiche. (Susan Desjardins)

Order the following wine by the case for daily home, office or restaurant delivery by phone 905-563-9463 x201 or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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Redstone Winery Pinot Noir 2012

VQA Twenty Mile Bench $29.95 12.5% alcohol  
The single-vineyard, estate fruit was sustainably farmed on 15-year old vines and aged 16 months in French oak after fermentation. Aromas of exotic spice, cedar, toast and mocha herald a gorgeous river of ripe, red berry fruit—strawberry and hints of passion fruit—garnished with notions of blueberry. It finishes in a blaze with great purity of fruit and a lingering, dry finish that’s dry, mouth-watering, balanced and beautiful. (Vic Harradine)

Order the following two wines by the case or mixed case (free delivery over $100) for Monday to Thursday home, restaurant or office delivery from Tawse

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Tawse ‘Van Bers’ Cabernet Franc 2010 

VQA Creek Shores $49.95 (390914) 13.5% alcohol
Rich, luscious mineral-laced aromas of cedar, spice cake and truffles abound. Black currant preserve and racy red currant flow over the palate garnished with baking spice, roasted herbs and earthy notes. There’s firm structure, persistent purity of fruit and a monumental finish, lengthy and lip smacking with black Bing cherry and notions of graphite. This is full bodied and creamy smooth with age on its side; good to pour now and on to 2022. (Vic Harradine)

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Tawse Gamay Noir 2013 

VQA Niagara Peninsula $18.95 (322545) 12.5% alcohol
The soft aromas of cherry and red berry fruit mingle with notions of cinnamon on the nose. It’s stylish, medium bodied with creamy-smooth mouth feel and a solid line of red cherry and cranberry streaking across the palate adorned with sweet, red licorice. The balanced and beautiful aftertaste surprises with hints of candy apple. This is a beautiful package and drinking extremely well now. (Vic Harradine)