A look at some of the BEST Canadian wines I've tasted recently.
The Grape Guy's Top 3

'Cross Canada Edition

May 2016 - Volume 9
Best Canadian Wines
Recently Tasted

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It's time for my Canadian Top 3 ... homegrown wines that are all just top notch.

In this edition two amazing summer whites from the Okanagan Valley (BC) and one of Niagara-on-the-Lake's (ONT) newest wineries does it again with a simply stunning Cabernet Franc - take a look to see who made the grade this time out:


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Joie Farm 2015 Pinot Blanc
($23.00 - Winery Only)
--- British Columbia ---
This is the kind of Pinot Blanc that jumps into your nose and says “Hello Sailor” – it’s seductive and sweet and absolutely gorgeous – it’s the one you’ll wanna take home, but not to mom, because this is going to be your dirty little secret pleasure. Aromas are sweet floral with pineapple, lemon, Bosc pear and more. It’s a serious take on Pinot Blanc that I just loved … and you will too.
Rating: ****+
Quail’s Gate 2015 Chenin Blanc
(Winery Only)
--- British Columbia ---
Chenin, when made well, can be worth its weight in gold, and Quail’s Gate has produced the equivalent of bullion here:  nose of lanolin and sweet peach; palate has a spicy element along with wildflower honey great acidity and a zesty finish. If the winery weren’t so far away I’d go grab a case or two for the summer.
Rating: ****
Two Sisters
2012 Cabernet Franc

($48.00 – Winery Only)
--- Ontario ---
There seems to be a formula in the making of the 2012 reds at Two Sisters: 15% new oak, 24 months of ageing in wood and an additional bottle age for 8 months. This Franc differs a little because its all French oak. The nose has a touch of olive with a floral perfume, raspberry, cherry, ripe strawberry, and toasty notes along with the subtly of roasted red pepper. At 14.5% alcohol this wine does not go quietly and with its silky entry into the mouth and finish that adds in tobacco, grippy tannins and smoky-toasty-cedary notes with an underlay of dark fruit that should emerge with a little more time in bottle … give it another year or two then enjoy over the next 5-7 years. 
Rating: ****+
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