2012 Riesling – Limestone Vineyard South Riesling – Natalie Mac Lean

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Natalie’s Score: 92/100. A spectacular Riesling founded by one of Niagara’s best producers Tawse. This is the first Redstone Riesling release from the south block of the Limestone Vineyard, a 14-year-old sustainably farmed block on Twenty Mile Bench. The 2012 vintage was warm and it shows in the pure fruit intensity and laser focus of this wine: white peach, lime zest and a deep core of minerality. I am thrilled with this first effort from Redstone, and anxiously look forward to future vintages. Cheers!

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2011 Redstone Chardonnay – Tony Aspler

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Moray Tawse, the owner of Tawse winery in Vineland, made the cover of Britain’s prestigious Decanter Magazine with his Tawse Estate Chardonnay 2011. Moray purchased the old Thomas & Vaughan winery in Beamsville in 2009 and renamed it Redstone. The 2011 Chardonnay from the Redstone property has just been released at Vintages at $18.95. Light straw in colour, it has a spicy pear bouquet with vanilla oak. Medium-bodied, dry and elegant, it’s beautifully balanced with great length. Perfect for chicken or fish dishes. That’s Redstone Chardonnay 2011 from Ontario at Vintages. ($18.95, Vintages #398966)

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2011 Redstone Chardonnay – Wine Review with Andre Proulx

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2011 Redstone Chardonnay – Vintages 398966 – $18.95 – **** – I don’t often like to dwell on the price of the wines I talk about … the main thing I am looking for with all my reviews is value.  That being said I think we can officially put to bed the statement that there are no good Ontario Chardonnay’s under the twenty dollar mark.  This is an excellent showing from Redstone.  There is a great balance of pear, peach and citrus that is perfectly intertwined with nice vanilla and subtle gingerbread spice on the finish.  This will make a great match to creamy pasta dishes and roasted chicken.

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