Wednesday, November 7, 2012

2008 Erie Shore Vineyard Baco Noir Reserve

2008 Erie Shore Vineyard Baco Noir Reserve

Medal Winner

Wine Notes: Baco Noir – Erie Shore Vineyard- Harrow, ON

Winemaker – Harvey Hollingshead

Vintage 2008 750 mL Retail $17.95

Aged in Stainless Steel and 24 months French Oak.

Sugar Code (0) Serve at 15-18 Degrees C (60-65F)

With two years in barrels with one of the best red wine years in the last 10, this wine has to be tasted to be appreciated. Great aromatics, velvety tannins & great structure. The 2008 Baco Noir Reserve is deep crimson-purple colour, rich, full flavour, with deep currant, dark ripe berry flavour and a nice hint of vanilla. Berry aroma. Soft, smooth, fruity finish. Will age very well.

Matched with grilled or roast rich red meats especially lamb and ham, game birds, chicken, turkey, vegetables, pizza, tomato based pastas and firm cheeses and dark chocolate.

Also try this Christmas Eve for a real treat with all the rich Christmas baking, fruit cake, chocolate, for a wonderful Christmas memory.

These are my mother’s Chocolate Square recipe and still a family favourite! They are an awesome match to this!

Chocolate Squares


1 cup butter

1 cup white sugar

1 cup flour
3 tablespoons cocoa
3 eggs
¼ tsp salt

Mix and put in a 13 x 9” pan. Bake 20 minutes at 325F

1 can sweetened condensed milk

8 oz package fine coconut

Mix and spread over bottom layer and return to oven to bake until set.

2 squares unsweetened chocolate

2 tablespoons butter

1 ½ cups icing sugar

Melt chocolate and butter, mix with icing sugar and add enough milk to spread. Put icing on squares while they are still warm.