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  • ONE HOT SUMMER SIX’ER

    Why we're drinking this
    For summer lovin’, we’ve got a beauteous collection of wines for you to enjoy. We’ve got a few big reds to carry you through BBQ season and a pretty little rosé (you’re not too cool for rosé, are you?) that’ll get your palate up and running. Also, from Niagara’s veteran Cave Spring winery, a delightful and rare Chardonnay Musqué, and a really unique (and also rare) Viognier from the new Queenston Road Winery. Celebrate Canada’s 150 with any of these flag-waving wines and revel in your patriotism. We live in the best country on the planet. Cheers to that!

    Calamus Estate Winery 2013 Merlot: This is Merlot as it should be: silky, rich, fruity and quite irresistible. Calamus is the Latin word for arrow, inspired by the fragments of rock tools found on the estate when the husband-and-wife team of Derek and Pat Saunders first planted their first 10 acre vineyard near Beamsville in Niagara in 2000. There’s a little Cabernet Sauvignon (15%) in here for added structure and heft — the result is a complex, fruit-driven wine with excellent structure and potential for aging. Though it’s drinking wonderfully right now.
    Tastes like: Big ripe black fruit (blackberry, black cherry, currant, stewed plums) wrapped in sweet spices and vanilla and soften by leather and cedar tones.

    Queenston Road Vineyards 2016 Viognier:Viognier is best known as the white wine of the Condrieu region in the northern Rhône, where it makes elegant, scarce, highly priced wines. It’s now widely grown in the Languedoc region, as well as Australia and California. We don’t see much of it in Canada, so this is a rare treat. Queenston Road Vineyard Co. has produced a small quantity grown in the famous vineyard of the same name. A lovely food wine that’s also a great sipper.
    Tastes like: Pure apricot, apple and pear/peach. Very floral, pretty and inviting, with refreshing fruit and mellow acidity.

    The Grange of Prince Edward 2013 Select Cabernet Franc: The Grange was making wine in Prince Edward County before it was hip. A family-run mother-and-daughter winery, they grow all their own grapes on a beautiful 200-acress estate. It’s a must-stop any time you’re in the County. Cabernet France does particularly well there, and this wine expresses all the deep blue fruit and savoury qualities that make it so perfect with food and, especially, anything cooked over an open flame or charcoal.
    Tastes like: Black and blue berries with a hint of red fruit, balanced by wild savoury hints of fresh herbs, a spicy/earthy backbeat and a whiff of tobacco. A tangy, lively, beautifully balanced wine.

    Cambium 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon: Coming from a tiny parcel of eight acres of vines in Niagara, near Vineland, this Cabernet Sauvignon is made in extremely small quantities. Originally, the winemakers — who are tree farmers and landscapers — intended to make just enough wine for their own consumption. But lucky for us, they planted a few more acres and began to craft beautiful wines from Cab Sauv, Cab Franc, Pinot Noir, Merlot and Viognier. Watch for more from this outstanding little winery.
    Tastes like: A full-bodied and supple wine, packed with black and blue fruit and berries, cedar, pencil lead and spice. Soft, appealing, with moderate ripe tannins. Gorgeous.

    Long Weekend Wine Co. 2016 Rosé: With a name like Long Weekend Wine Co., you know this wine’s got to be good. It was made by Fielding Estate Winery in Niagara to mark their tenth anniversary. This is a killer little rosé for everyday drinking, made from Gamay and Pinot Noir. For summer, there’s nothing like the refreshing deliciousness of rosé — for some people it’s all they’ll drink! We get it. The wines are unbelievably versatile with all kinds of food, but perfect for sipping and cocktailing too. (You’ll wish we’d put more than one in the box.)
    Tastes like: Pure and pretty red berries and a hint of citrus and fresh herbs. A clean, precise little wine made for pure pleasure.

    Cave Spring 2015 Chardonnay Musqué: Possibly the quintessential summer wine — with apologies to Vinho Verde, Muscadet, etc. — the Chardonnay Musqué is an interesting wine made from a rare clone of Chardonnay. It’s fragrant and floral like Muscat, but with more complexity and heft. Cave Spring makes one of Niagara’s finest. So here’s your chance to give it a whirl — just open and enjoy.
    Tastes like: Fruit flavours of all persuasions: orange, apple, lychee. Pretty.


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