Rare, bubbly and entirely delicious—90 points of sparkling gold
A delectable mix of orange peel, pear and baked apple with sweet bready notes and a little ginger. Oh, you pretty thing!
Get your best bang with oysters, General Tao chicken, seasoned popcorn, sunchoke soup, chicken burger, beef satay, cheese and cheese with cheese.
It is so decreed: You must have sparkling wine on hand at all times. It can save your life.
Why we're drinking this
Good sparkling is not a need, it’s a right. This Creekside is more than good. It’s really, really good. You want to make Valentine’s Day super special this year? Bring out one of these babies. A rare treat, as only a limited number of cases are available and each bottle has been signed and numbered by the winemaker Rob Powers. Having recognized the particularly complex qualities of this small lot of wine, Powers gave it an extra level of attention and a full 36 months of aging on the lees. It’s a blend of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from Niagara’s unique Queenston Road Vineyard. Superbly clean yet complex, it’s a very pretty wine with subtle charms — you may just fall in love.
The Trad2, says Taste Bud Lindsay Groves, is “fresh and clean on the palate with a lively mousse and well-structured acidity.” A bright fruity nose, with delicate citrus and apple, a touch of toast, and whiffs of ginger. Superbly balanced, nice grippy acidity, delightful in texture. You’ll serve this to someone without making a fuss, and after a few sips they’ll turn to you and say: “This is delicious.” You’ll want to have more on hand. It’s a gently powerful wine — great on its own, lovely with all kinds of food. And you needn’t get all intellectual about it… fresh popcorn with some tasty seasonings will do the trick.*
Drink this: Now to 2018.
Grape: 56% Pinot Noir, 44% Chardonnay
Region: VQA St. David's Bench, Ontario
Production: 100 cases
Winery: Creekside Estate Winery
Chef Brad Long from Café Belong at Evergreen Brick Works (rated 4 out of 4 stars by Toronto Star) provides a recipe on how to add exciting flavours to your organic popcorn—tailor made for bringing out the red-berry nuances of the Pinot Noir, while matching the silky texture of this wine.
Offer expires 11:59 pm Wednesday, January 27- or until sold out.
FREE Shipping* for 6 bottles or more, $14.95 CAD plus shipping taxes (HST or GST) and will be added to the purchase price; shipping premiums may apply in some rural and remote areas.
All orders include tasting notes, custom recipe and personalized message card if request (add message at checkout).
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*Offer only available in ON, AB, BC, MB, NS. Shipping premiums may apply may apply in some rural and remote areas.
- By placing an order, you represent that you are at least 19 years of age.
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- Delivery on or around February 12, 2016.
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1Creekside Estates 2011 The Trad2 Reserve Sparkling Wine will be released to the general public in April, 2016.
2Offer only available for purchase and delivery in Ontario, Alberta, Manitoba, Nova Scotia and British Columbia. The wine cannot be shipped outside of the province in which it was purchased.
3Cardmembers who purchase a special package will receive an email confirmation. All package items are fulfilled by kwäf. Must be of legal age to consume alcohol in your province of residence and have a valid government issued identification. It is required that someone of the age of majority in your province with government issued photo identification be present in order to receive and sign for the package. Upon delivery, proof of age may be required in the discretion of the delivery agent, and you may be requested to show two photo IDs, one of which must be government-issued. Please drink responsibly.
4Wine prices are comprised of applicable liquor board pricing, an agency fee, bottle deposit and applicable taxes. Orders placed by January 27, 2016 will be delivered by February 12, 2016. Shipping costs for individual orders is $14.95 CAD plus related taxes and will be added to the purchase price; shipping premiums may apply in some rural and remote areas. Shipping is FREE when you purchase six (6) bottles or more of wine. Offer subject to availability, while quantities last. Cannot be exchanged, resold or refunded. Prices are in Canadian dollars. Bottle deposit (10¢ in Alberta, British Columbia, and Manitoba; 20¢ in Ontario and Nova Scotia) is included in the price of the bottle. kwäf does not sell or mark up beverage alcohol, but rather arranges for customers to purchase it through the applicable provincial regulator together with any applicable regulatory sales tax.
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