RKS Wine: Marynissen Estates: Two Strikes And You Are Out

How generous should you be before calling a winery out? My view is two strikeouts and that winery is out or if you are more forgiving perhaps on probation. I have called a strikeout on Marynissen’s 2019 Cabernet Franc giving that tired and anemic wine a 64/100. What will the 2019 Cabernet Merlot bring? ConsideringContinue reading “RKS Wine: Marynissen Estates: Two Strikes And You Are Out”

RKS Wines: Marynissen Estates: Can’t Get Cabernet Franc Right in Ontario? Time to Pack it Up!

Ontario does Cabernet Franc so well. I can’t say I have had a bum bottle yet. But Ontario wineries who can’t get it right may consider just packing up and calling its quits. A poor Cabernet Franc runs against the tide of “it’s hard to botch”. So should Marynissen pack it up? We try theirContinue reading “RKS Wines: Marynissen Estates: Can’t Get Cabernet Franc Right in Ontario? Time to Pack it Up!”

RKS Wines: Peller Estates 2018 Meritage

While in Niagara-on-the-Lake last week I tried a Peller Estates 2019 Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon. Ontario Cabernet Sauvignon limps rather badly except perhaps those from Lake Erie North Shore. The Peller Cabernet Sauvignon was virtually lifeless and lacking character. I suppose you can say this proves my point. Now how about the Peller Estates 2018Continue reading “RKS Wines: Peller Estates 2018 Meritage”