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Estates of Sunnybrook red wine recommendations? Please help!

kat212 Apr 12, 2010 09:04 AM

Has anyone held an event at Vaughn estates or Mclean house? Trying to decide on a red wine to serve at our wedding. We had a chance to taste a few of the wines they offer and thought they were awful. Don't want to spend over $50/bottle.

I don't live in Toronto, so won't have a chance to taste any more before the event. Unfortunately, most of the wines they offer aren't available in stores or online, so we only have the venues reviews to go on!

Any recommendations greatly appreciated!! Thanks!

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  1. ingloriouseater RE: kat212 Apr 12, 2010 12:36 PM

    looking at their list, the butterfield merlot is probably the best bet (without knowing your menu) as the remainder of the wines tend to be quite high in their acidity, this merlot and its region tend to product rounder wines that appeal to most palates

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    1. re: ingloriouseater
      kat212 RE: ingloriouseater Apr 14, 2010 08:33 AM

      Thanks for the suggestion. We did find the wines we tried terribly acidic.

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      Sherm_TO RE: kat212 Apr 13, 2010 10:19 AM

      I am by no means a wine connoisseur - My Wife and I got married at the Vaughn estates, we did a Sunday Morning Brunch and we selected the Chilean La Palma Cabernet Sauvignon. We got no complaints, not that anyone would have come to tell us on our wedding day how bad the wine was!

      1. cynalan RE: kat212 Apr 15, 2010 11:44 AM

        Hmmm. Your question is really quite impossible to answer. If you are looking to match a wine to your dinner, it would really help to know the mains you have chosen. On the other hand, if you are simply looking for a sipping wine... different story.

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