Robert Bell's

Wines of Canada

Since 1992

Robert's Selections

Robert's Selectionsreflects wines we have enjoyed in our home in 2022, visiting friends, or dining out. Our selections are based on a glass or more of each wine in enjoyable surroundings. On numerous occasions our review takes into account the thoughts of our friends. These are wines we recommend for your enjoyment; not every bottle we open will make this list, only the best!

“Wine is one of the most civilized things in the world and one of the most natural things of the world that has been brought to the greatest perfection, and it offers a greater range for enjoyment and appreciation than, possibly, any other purely sensory thing.”– Ernest Hemingway, Death in the Afternoon

“The simplest definition of a great bottle of wine is when you feel sad because the bottle is empty.” ― Tony Margiotta


Castoro de Oro Heart of Gold

A perfect white blend brings together Pinot Blanc, Vidal, Siegfried and Viognier. It exhibits a wide variety of fruit flavours, with a slight cotton candy note on the end. I tried it as a wine in the Can. A most impressive wine 96

Castoro de Oro Merlot

A beautiful Merlot in a can. It comes in at 13.9 % alcohol It is everything one can ask for in a good Merlot 94

Symphony Vineyards 2021 Gewurztraminer.

Double Wow ! This is everything a Gewurztraminer was meant to be..wonderful exotic fruit flavors! 96

Church and State 2017 Quintessential

Wow The wine starts with a very nice aroma. Exceptional flavours of dark fruit with hints of chocolate 95

Closson Chase 2019 The Brock Chardonnay

From Prince Edward County in Ontario, an excellent wine. Light and freshing wonderful fruit flavours. Good acidity. 93

Closson Chase 2018 The Brock Chardonnay

From Prince Edward County in Ontario, an excellent wine. Providing notes of earth and minerals and wonderful fruit flavours. Good acidity. 92

Closson Chase 2019 Churchside Pinot Noir

From Prince Edward County in Ontario, an excellent wine. 18 months in French Oaked barrels. Limited production. It starts with a nice aroma of fresh Fruits, black cherry with hints of cranberry. The tannins create a nice lasting finish 93

Church and State 2018 Syrah

This award winning wine is bold; it is also very dry. The nose presents  eucalyptus, mint and red peppers. On the  palate expresses notes of cranberries, green peppercorns and red currants. 94

Dirty Laundry Okanagan Sweet Heart

A very nice blend of Gewurztraminer, Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc. Fresh bright flavours from start to finish , Featuring melon,peaches honey and hints of grapefruit. 94

Jost Vineyards L’Acadie Pinot Grigio

An blend of Nova Scotia L’Acadie Blanc with a touch of Pinot Grigio. An uniquely refreshingly dry, floral wine.  Peach, honeysuckle, with hints of apple and lemon/lime. 92

Inniskillin Niagara Estate Series Late Autumn Riesling 2020

A most interesting wine that plays with your taste buds. On the nose a nice aroma of citrus and apple awake the taste buds. The citrus flavours continue to the finish. A touch of sweetness. 91

Backyard Vineyard Simply Social Pinot Gris 2020

A refreshing wine perfect for the patio season Nice citrus flavours. pear, green apple, ginger, a hint of nectarine, and a through line of salinity and spice. 92

Backyard Vineyard Bacchus 2020

A refreshing wine with hints of apple, grapefruit and lemon..a nice lean finish 90

Backyard Vineyard Bacchus 2021

A refreshing wine with hints of apple, grapefruit and lemon..quite refreshing 92

Gehringer Brothers Pinot Gris 2020

A nice wine showing notes of honey apple and pear with earth tones. Acidity is perfect. 90

Ponderview Estate Winery Riesling Reserved 2017

It starts with a nice citrus aroma of lime and honeydew followed by hints of apple and pear. A nice smooth finish 92

Benjamin Bridge Nova 7 2020

A very popular wine from Nova Scotia. Clean crisp Notes of starfruit, lime and honeydew. 93

Times Family Winery 2018 Meritage

Almost perfect. nice flavours of honeydew, pear with hints of mango and apricot. Smooth and mellow. 94


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