Ottawa, ON

December 2020

Matt’s review: 13th Street Winery’s Premier Cuvée 2014 is a beautiful expression of the fine sparkling wines their talented winemaker produces each and every year. Produced in a zero dosage style, making it extra crisp and refreshing – and what most come to love and expect with any premium sparking wine. The 2014 vintage is a blend of 60% Pinot Noir and 40% Chardonnay, which benefitted from 48+ months lees aging, with no oak influence, thereby preserving the natural fruit characteristics, with the added complexity those four years of aging on the lees adds in the bottle. Crisp golden apple, biscuit, nutty notes, and a hint of honey on the nose and palate. Great structure with mouthwatering freshness making it a terrific choice to enjoy for any celebration and with a wide range of dishes, and a great candidate for medium term cellaring. Drink 2020-2030. Tasted September 2020. 92+ points. Matt Steeves – http://www.quercusvino.ca

Available at LCBO and winery-direct – $39.95