Short Hills Bench, Niagara Peninsula

Thirty Bench

Small Lot Wood Post Vineyard Riesling 2019

2019 vintage. As reliable a Riesling as you would expect from Thirty Bench. — a month ago

Thirty Bench

Small Lot Beamsville Bench Pinot Noir 2020

Pale lemon color.
Aromas of apple, honeydew, lime.
Off-dry. Flavors of lime, honeysuckle, pear, stoney minerality. Fresh & tart.

Intensity: 4/5
Complexity: 2/5
Balance: 4/5
Finish: 4/5
— 3 months ago

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Henry of Pelham Family Estate

Speck Family Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2012

Cracked open this Speck Family Reserve from 2012 to pair with steak dinner. — 8 months ago

Heather Leatham
with Heather

Cave Spring

Estate Beamsville Bench Riesling 2017

First time trying ice wine, and though they pick the grapes before the first frost so not technically ice wine this really impressed it was sweet and had some natural bitters like tannins from apples and pears — 2 months ago

Thirty Bench

Beamsville Bench Red Blend 2011

Time to pour the Thirty Bench Red again to go with pasta. — 7 months ago

Heather Leatham
with Heather

Le Clos Jordanne

Le Grand Clos Twenty Mile Bench VQA Chardonnay 2020

Pale straw color.
Aromas of toasted brioche, citrus.
Dry. Flavors of white peach, lemon, buttered toast.

Intensity: 4/5
Complexity: 2/5
Balance: 4/5
Finish: 5/5
— 8 months ago

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Tawse

Cherry Ave Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016

Earthy and brambly; seems tight? but 8 yrs in bottle should be sufficient…. maybe there’s just not all that much going on. Underlying cherry and red liquorice, but very background. Perhaps it’ll open in a couple hours… — 2 months ago

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Flat Rock Cellars

The Rusty Shed Twenty Mile Bench VQA Chardonnay

Pale-medium, straw color.
Aromas of toasted brioche, lemon.
Dry. Flavors of lemon/lime, white peach, custard, buttered brioche. Rich & creamy.

Intensity: 4/5
Complexity: 2/5
Balance: 5/5
Finish: 5/5
— 4 months ago

Flat Rock Cellars

Riddled Sparkling

Pale lemon color.
Aromas of pear, apple white peach, nutmeg.
Dry. Flavors of apple, lemon, pear, white peach, white pepper, salty mineral finish.

Intensity: 4/5
Complexity: 2/5
Balance: 4/5
Finish: 4/5
— 8 months ago

Tom liked this