The Time and Date: week of September 11 24, 2009
The Event: Ontario Vintner's Series, featuring Niagara and PrinceEdwardCounty wineries, almost daily, with winemakers in attendance.
The Venue: Fine Wine Reserve
The Target Audience: wine media, private consumers, trade.
The Availability/Catalogue: all wines are available through the winery's distribution network.
The Quote/Background: tastings went from each day, and featured one Niagara and one PEC each day. Some I was unable to go to: there were Tawse, Rosehall Run, Organized Crime, Closson Chase, Hernder, Norman Hardie; I was not able to taste these, but I did taste the wines listed below.
The Wines: about 4 wines were shown from each winery.
**** Four Stars (91+ in Quality/Price Rating terms):
-Long Dog Bella's Riserva Chardonnay 2007 PEC, $34 22 barrel, medium toast
-Long Dog Tumbling Stone Gamay/Pinot NoirNV PEC a passetoutgrain that is 50% gamay 2007 and 50% pinot noir 2006. Could be slightly chilled. 13.4% ABV.