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The Grape Guy's Top 3

Canadian Edition

March 2016 - Volume 6
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Hello GrapeGuy,
It's time for my Canadian Top 3 ... homegrown wines that are just top notch. In this edition you'll find two wines from British Columbia, one grape you might expect the other a bit of a surprise; rounding out the top three is a wine from Trius, a Chardonnay and a gorgeous one at that.


Michael Pinkus - Grape Guy


Burrowing Owl 2012 Merlot
($39.95 - Winery & LCBO #585737) - British Columbia
Very silky across the tongue with chocolate, black cherry, and nice oak integration.  There’s also some vibrant/robust tannins with a seductive savoury note and hint of blueberry on the finish. 
Rating: ****+
Joie Farm 2013 Gamay
($24.00 - Winery Only) – British Columbia
Gamay from BC is not something I see very often - but after trying this Joie Farms version that really is too bad, because if this is any indication of what is happening on Canada's West coast with this grape then excitement should be building.  (read more)
Rating: ****
Hillebrand / Trius
2013 Chardonnay, Wild Ferment - Showcase

($36.00 - Winery Only) - Ontario
By now you know me, a self-proclaimed ABC (Anything But Chardonnay-er), but many have pointed out recently that I am drinking more of the stuff – Ontario is slowly changing my opinion on the grape and with this Trius version it’ll be hard for me to keep my ABC card intact. This award winning Chardonnay is loaded with everything you’re gonna love and plenty more ... (read more)
Rating: *****
Next Week:
A look at my Top 5 from Taste Ontario,
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