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From the Wine Lines Vault: Icewine and Other Canadian Discoveries, Circa 2004

Ed. Note: In 2004, Glen and Mary Frederiksen headed for the Great White North — specifically, Canada’s Ontario province — to sample wines at a handful of estates. As we continue to update the Wine Lines review archives (a project that now is... Read more

2002 Jackson-Triggs Riesling Icewine, Ontario, Canada

With a residual sugar level of 25%, it would be easy for this wine to be cloying and syrupy. Not a chance! This lip-smacking ambrosia is golden amber in color, weighty and concentrated, oozing with honeyed apricot jam and ripe peach fruit. It is... Read more

2001 Jackson-Triggs ‘Delaine’ Pinot Noir, Ontario, Canada

A vineyard designate from young vines, great things are expected from this bottling in the future. Alas, this vintage shows its youth, with aromas of smoked bacon, green tea and a bit of stemminess. The wine perks up in the mouth, showing some... Read more

2001 Jackson-Triggs Meritage, Ontario, Canada

A blend of 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot and 20 Cabernet Franc, this wine begins with aromas of smoky oak and coffee, followed by tightly wound tart berry and cassis. On the palate, it picks up a pleasant vanilla creaminess. If future vintages... Read more

2002 Jackson-Triggs ‘Proprietor’s Grand Reserve’ Chardonnay, Ontario, Canada

A full-bodied white that shows nice complexity, I caught aromas and flavors of spiced pear, creamy vanilla, butter and caramel. Clean and crisp, it still delivers a medium-length finish that echoes the butter and caramel notes. Retail Price: $18.95... Read more

2000 Jackson-Triggs ‘Method Classique’ Sparkling Wine, Ontario, Canada

It makes sense that a cool climate like Niagara-on-the-Lake would produce superior bubbly, and this bottling proves that notion right. Zippy citrus acidity melds with green apple fruit and notes of toast and caramel to provide a bright, clean palate... Read more

2000 Jackson-Triggs Riesling Ice Wine, Okanagan Valley

Concentrated, with layers of ripe apple, apricot, peach and orange marmalade. MSRP: N/A (April 2003) Wine Lines rating:... Read more