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Saturday, February 25, 2012
My assessment of Top Scoring 2012 Ontario Cuvee wines, winners on Mar 2
The Date and Time: Wednesday, February 22, 2012
The Event: The annual media and sommelier pre-Cuvee Ontario VQA wine tasting.
The Venue: BMO, 68th Floor.
The Target Audience: wine media and sommeliers.
The Availability/Catalogue: all wines are available for sale, at the winery. Some are also at the LCBO.
The Quote/Background: This was to be a broad overview of the wines to be poured at Cuvee in early March. These 57 wines represent each participating winery's top scoring wine from the Cuvee judging held in January. The official winners for the top scoring wine in each category will be announced on March 2. About 264 wines were submitted in total to Cuvee.
The Wines: Because of my time constraints, I just evaluated red and white table wines. Some samples were sub-standard (both bottles) and not listed here. Seven wineries did not submit samples for the media preview.
**** Four Stars (91+ in Quality/Price Rating terms):
-Cave Spring Cellars Riesling CSV 2009 $29.95
-Thirty Bench Wine Makers Small Lot Riesling Steel Post Vyd 2010 $30