New in Ontario Wineries

• The following Tawse wines are available by the case for daily home, office or restaurant delivery online at Tawse Winery or for pick up by the bottle or case at the winery at 3955 Cherry Ave, Vineland ON.

• The following Tawse ‘Spark’ Sparkling Wine - Brut - Non-Vintage was fashioned in the traditional method from a blend of 42% pinot gris/38% pinot noir/20% chardonnay.

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Tawse Winery ‘Spark’ Sparkling Wine, Brut, Non-Vintage
VQA Niagara Peninsula $25.25 (384966) 12.0% alcohol
Leesy, floral notes appear on the pour along with a frothy mousse and steady stream of fine-bead bubbles forming in the glass. It’s dazzling on the palate with an explosion of flavours that persist and replay throughout—lemon zest and peach cobbler coalesce on the palate along with racy lime cordial and mineral notes persisting for a minute or more on the aftertaste and… there’s good value here. Pour with firm, pan-seared fish, roast chicken or crown roast of pork. (Vic Harradine)

• The following vintage-dated 2015 Tawse Winery ‘Spark’ Sparkling Wine ‘Quarry Road Vineyard’ Rosé was fashioned from 100% pinot noir fruit in the traditional method, spending 12 months on its lees, and is certified organic and biodynamic.

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Tawse Winery ‘Spark’ Sparkling Wine ‘Quarry Road Vineyard’ Rosé 2015
VQA Vinemount Ridge $30.15 12.0% alcohol
Frothy mousse tops the glass followed by a persistent stream of fine-bead bubbles in this single-vineyard, salmon-pink beauty. It delivers outstanding, palate-coating, textured and persistent purity of fruit expressed as red cherry, red plum and wisps of blood orange, complemented by good weight, deft balance and a citrus-infused, mouth-watering finish. The price-quality balance for this vintage-dated sparkling wine tips well in your favour. Pour on its own as a welcoming wine or alongside roast chicken or festive turkey. (Vic Harradine)

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Tawse ‘Growers Blend’ Pinot Noir 2014
VQA Niagara Peninsula $27.95 13.0% alcohol
Blended with grapes from select Niagara Peninsula vineyards, this very appealing, semi-transparent, ruby-red pinot opens with aromas of cherry, pomegranate, spice and a mineral note. Dry, medium bodied with notable tannin, tart red fruit flavours are accented with notions of spice and mocha. Bright acidity delivers a long, mouth-watering finish. Pour with grilled salmon steaks. (Lisa Isabelle)

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Tawse ‘Redfoot Vineyard’ Unfiltered Gamay 2016
VQA Niagara Peninsula $28.95 13.0% alcohol
Aromas of blackberry and red cherry, adorned with intriguing hints of red licorice, violet and exotic spice, entice the nose and replay on the palate. Dry, medium bodied, this expressive, unfiltered gamay offers a generous mouth-feel and substantial depth of flavor. The mid-plus length finish is driven by flavours of dark fruit followed by a dry, savory aftertaste. Serve this well-balanced red with a charcuterie platter. (Lisa Isabelle)

• Order the following wines by the case for daily home, office or restaurant delivery online at Redstone Winery or phone toll free 1 844-563-9463, or pick up by the bottle or case by visiting the winery at 4245 King Street, Beamsville ON.

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Redstone ‘Redfoot Vineyard’ Viognier 2015
VQA Lincoln Lakeshore $24.95 13.0% alcohol 
Fruit for this was sourced from the Redfoot vineyard spending 10 months maturing in French oak barrels before bottling. Lifted aromas of orchard fruit, pineapple and honeysuckle are precursor to a flavourful wash of ripe peach, red apple, honey and ginger on the palate. Dry, medium-full bodied with a creamy texture, suggestions of orchard fruit and piquant spice persist through the lengthy finish. Pour with pan-seared white fish topped with fresh mango salsa. (Lisa Isabelle)

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Redstone Gewürztraminer 2016
VQA Niagara Peninsula $21.95 11.5% alcohol
Displaying the slightest pink blush, this aromatic white showcases expressive aromas of stone fruit, lychee and orange zest with charming floral notes. Medium bodied, off dry, smooth and creamy in texture, it bathes the palate in flavours of peach, citrus, spice and honeysuckle while balancing acidity is offered with a long, mouth-watering, citrus-infused finish. Enjoy with Thai spring rolls with spicy dipping sauce. (Lisa Isabelle)

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Redstone ‘Redfoot Vineyard’ Cabernet Franc 2013
VQA Lincoln Lakeshore $39.95 13.5% alcohol
This appealing cabernet franc matured 18 months in French oak barrels prior to bottling. It combines ripe dark fruit aromas garnished with notes of tomato leaf, graphite and cloves. Dry, medium-full bodied with dusty tannin, flavours of blackberry and cherry, underscored with hints of dried herbs and bittersweet cocoa, coat the palate persisting through the mid-plus length, dry finish. Aerate/decant 3 hours before enjoying with garlic-rubbed leg of lamb. (Lisa Isabelle)