Monday, October 20, 2014

Report from ... A Toast to Free Assemblage – June 26, 2014

A mid-morning tasting with winemaker JL Groux followed up by lunch.  All wines are new in the Stratus line-up and some were intriguing, especially when you think it was made at an Ontario winery with Ontario grown grapes ... it's amazing to see a winery taking this kind of risk and succeeding.

A beautiful line-up of wines, ready for tasting
The wine list included (click on wine name for full review):

2012 Chardonnay - ($48.00)

Plus these extremely interesting and intriguing over the top wines:

2010 Cabernet Franc ($38.00)
2010 Tannat ($42.00)
2010 Sangiovese ($42.00)
And then there was lunch ...

Three Dishes for lunch all prepared by Chef/Proprietor of Treadwell ‘farm to table’ Cuisine, Stephen Treadwell.  Each dish fell under a special heading: Fresh, Savoury and Sweet - here's what was on the menu ...

Seared whitefish with creamed cabbage,
oven dried tomato and soft poached egg

“Cumbrae Farms” slow cooked lamb shoulder,
pomme puree and summer vegetables
Alas I had no time for dessert (obviously the SWEET part of the menu) ... but it was described as: 
Treadwell strawberry “mess”, vanilla bean whipped cream and crunchy meringue

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