Monday, August 3, 2015

Report from ... Throw Down: Pinot Noir vs Cabernet Franc - August 1, 2015

This was the dinner where we pitted Pinot Noir versus Cabernet Franc in the first ever Ontario Wine Challenge Throw Down held at Wellington Court in St. Catharines - below are the courses that were served and the wines that accompanied them - may the best wine win ...

First Course: 

Cave Spring Cellars 2012 Pinot Noir, Estate
Cave Spring Cellars 2012 Cabernet Franc, Estate

charred squid + sour apricot salad
Second Course:

Flat Rock Cellars 2012 Gravity Pinot Noir
Vineland Estates 2012 Cabernet Franc Reserve
Roasted Pork Shoulder
tiny tomato salad, tomato vinaigrette
Third Course:

Lailey Vineyard 2009 Old Vines Pinot Noir
Lailey Vineyard 2013 Cabernet Franc
Duck Confit
mushroom mozzarella arancini
Fourth Course:

Rosewood Estates 2012 Select Pinot Noirvs
Rosewood Estates 2013 Origin Cabernet Franc
Leg of Ontario Lamb
spiced cherry, vegetable salad
Fifth (and final) Course:

Coyote's Run 2010 Rare Vintage Pinot Noir
Coyote's Run 2012 Rare Vintage Cabernet Franc
Open Cheese Table
Niagara Gold, Reblouchon, and Tiger Blue
To see the final outcome and the winning wines from the evening subscribe to the newsletter at and watch for the results in the August 11 newsletter.

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