Lunch was hosted by Wine Country and featured 5 wines that ranged from celebrity named to small, hands-on producer.
Henry of Pelham 2009 Reserve Riesling
St. Catherines. Vines planted in 1984 by the Spec family. Good nose full of minerals and apples. Dry, crisp with good continuity from the nose.
Mike Weir Winery 2009 Chardonnay
Beamsville. Celebrity/Charity wine. Successful Chard with oak influence on orchard fruit nose and dry, mineral-y palate. Not overdone.
Rosehall Vineyard 2009 Pinot Noir
Prince Edward County. Light colour and nose, though the palate comes on with unexpected intensity and character. Well balanced, fruit-driven Pinot with good complexity and earthy notes.
Kacaba 2010 Reserve Cabernet Franc
Vineland. Medium bodied Cab Franc focused on delivering berry fruit and fine, smooth tannins. Good herbs, minerality and length.
Lakeview Cellars 2011 Vidal Icewine
Niagara-On-The-Lake. Wonderfully sweet and intense as Icewine should be.
The stand-out of the flight was the Kacaba Cabe Franc which paired beautifully with Grilled Portabelloe Mushroom and Grilled Sirloin course.