Alphabetical Guide to Canada

Alphabetical Guide to Canada
Cave Spring managing partner Tom Pennachetti (Steven Elphick)
From the Feb 29, 2020, issue

These wines were tasted for the Canada tasting report in the February 29, 2020, issue of Wine Spectator magazine, by James Molesworth. For a full analysis of the latest vintages and top wines and top values charts, read After the Gold Rush. WineSpectator.com members can find all reviews, with full tasting notes, in the Wine Ratings Search.

Wine Score Price
BACHELDER
Chardonnay Niagara Peninsula 2017 87 $24
Chardonnay Niagara Peninsula Les Villages 2017 89 $35
Chardonnay Twenty Mile Bench Wismer-Wingfield Ouest 2016 88 $45
Gamay Noir Twenty Mile Bench Les Villages 2017 87 $24
Gamay Noir Twenty Mile Bench Wismer-Foxcroft Cru 2017 88 $30
Pinot Noir Niagara Peninsula Les Villages 2016 87 $30
CHARLES BAKER
Riesling Vinemount Ridge 2016 88 $26
BURROWING OWL
Athene Okanagan Valley 2016 90 $39
Cabernet Franc Okanagan Valley 2016 89 $35
Cabernet Sauvignon Okanagan Valley 2015 91 $39
Chardonnay Okanagan Valley 2016 83 $30
Meritage Okanagan Valley 2015 90 $48
Merlot Okanagan Valley 2016 90 $32
Syrah Okanagan Valley 2016 88 $34
CAVE SPRING
Cabernet Franc Niagara Peninsula 2017 86 $20
Cabernet Franc Niagara Peninsula 2016 89 $20
Pinot Noir Niagara Escarpment-Ontario 2017 87 $20
Riesling Beamsville Bench 2017 89 $18
Riesling Beamsville Bench CSV 2017 90 $28
Riesling Niagara Peninsula 2017 87 $16
Riesling Niagara Peninsula Icewine 2017 93 NA
Riesling Niagara Peninsula Indian Summer 2017 90 $30
CEDAR CREEK
Chardonnay Okanagan Valley Platinum Block 5 2017 87 $27
Pinot Noir Okanagan Valley Platinum Block 2 2016 87 $42
Pinot Noir Okanagan Valley Platinum Block 4 2016 90 $42
CHÂTEAU DES CHARMES
Cabernet Franc Niagara-On-The-Lake 2016 84 $18
Paul Bosc Estate Vineyard Equuleus St. David's Bench 2016 88 $45
Riesling Niagara-On-The-Lake 2018 85 $16
Vidal Niagara-On-The-Lake Icewine 2017 92 NA
CHECKMATE ARTISANAL WINERY
Attack Okanagan Valley 2015 90 $90
Capture Okanagan Valley 2015 91 $80
End Game Okanagan Valley 2015 90 $75
Fool's Mate Okanagan Valley 2015 91 $75
Knight's Challenge Okanagan Valley 2015 90 $75
Little Pawn Okanagan Valley 2015 91 $85
Queen Taken Okanagan Valley 2015 91 $100
Queen's Advantage Okanagan Valley 2015 90 $75
Silent Bishop Okanagan Valley 2015 91 $75
CLOSSON CHASE
Chardonnay Prince Edward County Churchside 2017 89 $34
Chardonnay Prince Edward County Grand Cuvée 2017 90 $53
Pinot Noir Prince Edward County Grand Cuvée 2017 90 $53
Pinot Noir Prince Edward County South Clos 2017 89 $34
FLAT ROCK CELLARS
Chardonnay Twenty Mile Bench 2017 89 $20
Chardonnay Twenty Mile Bench Unplugged 2018 83 $18
Gravity Twenty Mile Bench 2015 92 $35
Nadja's Vineyard Twenty Mile Bench 2017 87 $25
Pinot Noir Twenty Mile Bench 2017 90 $22
R Twenty Mile Bench 2014 90 $25
Riesling Twenty Mile Bench 2018 87 $18
Riesling Twenty Mile Bench 2007 87 $25
Riesling Twenty Mile Bench Nadja's Vineyard 2009 89 $33
Sparkling Twenty Mile Bench Riddled 2011 87 $35
The Rusty Shed Twenty Mile Bench 2017 88 $27
INNISKILLIN
Vidal Niagara Peninsula Ice Wine 2017 91 NA
Vidal Niagara Peninsula Ice Wine Gold 2017 91 NA
KONZELMANN
Gewürztraminer Niagara Peninsula Late Harvest 2016 87 $17
Meritage Reserve Series Niagara Peninsula 2016 87 $40
Pinot Blanc Niagara Peninsula 2017 88 $15
Vidal Niagara Peninsula Icewine 2017 89 NA
MARTIN'S LANE
Pinot Noir Okanagan Valley Dehart Vineyard 2015 90 $80
Pinot Noir Okanagan Valley Fritzi's Vineyard 2015 88 $120
Pinot Noir Okanagan Valley Naramata Ranch Vineyard 2015 91 $80
Pinot Noir Okanagan Valley Simes Vineyard 2015 92 $80
Riesling Okanagan Valley Fritzi's Vineyard 2015 89 $60
Riesling Okanagan Valley Simes Vineyard 2015 88 $45
MEYER FAMILY VINEYARDS
Chardonnay Naramata Bench Micro Cuvée Old Main Road Vineyard 2017 89 $65
Chardonnay Okanagan Valley McLean Creek Road Vineyard 2017 88 $33
Chardonnay Okanagan Valley Tribute Series - Joannie Rochette Old Main Road Vineyard 2017 87 $33
Pinot Noir Okanagan Falls Micro Cuvée McLean Creek Vineyard 2017 89 $65
Pinot Noir Okanagan Valley McLean Creek Road Vineyard 2017 91 $40
Pinot Noir Okanagan Valley Old Block McLean Creek Vineyard 2017 88 $50
MISSION HILL
Cabernet Franc Okanagan Valley Vista's Edge 2017 88 $35
Cabernet Franc Okanagan Valley Vista's Edge 2016 93 $30
Cabernet Sauvignon Okanagan Valley Border Vista 2017 88 $35
Chardonnay Okanagan Valley Perpetua 2017 90 $35
Compendium Okanagan Valley 2016 90 $60
Compendium Okanagan Valley 2014 91 $60
Oculus Okanagan Valley 2016 93 $100
Oculus Okanagan Valley 2015 93 $90
Pinot Noir Okanagan Valley Prospectus 2016 88 $50
Quatrain Okanagan Valley 2016 92 $50
Quatrain Okanagan Valley 2014 92 $50
Syrah Okanagan Valley Border Vista 2017 88 $35
Syrah Okanagan Valley Crosswinds 2016 90 $35
NORTH 42 DEGREES
Gewürztraminer Lake Erie North Shore 2017 84 $20
Sauvignon Blanc Lake Erie North Shore 2017 82 $18
PELLER ESTATES
Cabernet Franc Niagara Peninsula Icewine 2015 90 NA
Riesling Niagara Peninsula Icewine 2017 92 NA
Vidal Blanc Niagara Peninsula Ice Wine Oak Aged 2017 89 NA
REIF ESTATE
Chenin Blanc Niagara River 2017 79 $20
Pinot Noir Niagara River 2017 84 $17
Riesling Niagara Peninsula 2017 82 $15
Vidal Niagara River Icewine Grand Reserve 2017 92 NA
STRATUS
Cabernet Franc Niagara-On-The-Lake 2016 87 $38
Red Niagara-On-The-Lake 2015 88 $48
Riesling Niagara-On-The-Lake Icewine 2017 92 $75
White Niagara-On-The-Lake 2016 87 $38
TAWSE
Cabernet Franc Twenty Mile Bench David's Block 2015 89 $38
Chardonnay Twenty Mile Bench Robyn's Block 2015 89 $35
Chardonnay Vinemount Ridge Quarry Road Vineyard 2015 89 $28
Pinot Noir Twenty Mile Bench Cherry Ave Vineyard 2016 89 $36
Pinot Noir Vinemount Ridge Tintern Road Vineyard 2017 88 $30
Riesling Twenty Mile Bench Carly's Block 2016 88 $29
Riesling Vinemount Ridge Quarry Road Vineyard 2017 86 $19
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