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2012 Huff Estate Pinot Noir

2012 Huff Estate Pinot Noir, Prince Edward County ($29.95)

For years, Huff held out by not doing a pinot. It now joins the parade, and Frederic Picard has done a very good job crafting fresh, juicy pinot with cranberry, spice, smoke and a whiff of evergreen. It’s sour edged, quite intense and impressive, but let it mellow a year or two. Excellent length. Rating: 89 points (David Lawrason)

2012 Norman Hardie Chardonnay unfiltered2012 Norman Hardie Chardonnay unfiltered, Prince Edward County ($39)

This is scintillating chardonnay with excellent structure and depth. It has classic County tightness and mineral structure—a bit tart and Chablis-like, with very generous pear fruit, nutty and spicy aromas and flavours that are more like Meursault. Excellent to outstanding length and poise. Rating: 92 points (David Lawrason)

2012 ThreeDog Winery Dog House White Vidal Riesling

2012 ThreeDog Winery Dog House White Vidal Riesling, Prince Edward County ($12.95)

This is a pleasant, well balanced and very good value summer sipper from a new County winery. The riesling provides some structure and even a hint of minerality. Expect pear, lemon and stony aromas and flavours. Mouthwatering with very good length. Rating: 87 points (David Lawrason)

2012 Keint-He Portage Chardonnay2012 Keint-He Portage Chardonnay, Prince Edward County ($20)

Great value in a beautifully made chardonnay that comes across like a fine Macon, perhaps even Pouilly Fuisse from Burgundya. The nose is a bit reserved, but nicely balances fruit, honey and spice. It’s mid-weight, fresh and smooth with some tail-end firmness and very good to excellent length. Rating: 91 points (David Lawrason)




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