Carl's Wine Club
Cheers! Thank you for joining us at a recent event with 13th Street Winery!
Just a few reasons this is a great winery:
  • Journey to Niagara: These wines showcase all the classic styles of the Niagara region!
  • Exceptional Winemaking: It's not every day that you encounter a winemaker who has produced the 'Wine of the Year' by Wine Spectator.
  • Excellent Value: Taxes & deposits are included, some wines are at 10% off winery pricing, and FREE or low-cost shipping!
Shipping Cost for 6 or more bottles: FREE ON | $10 QC & MB | $15 all other provinces
Shipping Options: Canada Post | at this time 13th St is unable to ship to NU/NT/YK, our sincere apologies

***Your wines should arrive in 3-8 business days, however due to COVID-19 or cold weather, unforeseen delays may occur. We apologize in advance if this happens, and will do our best to keep you updated.***

Carl's Notes

13th Street Winery is located in the Niagara Peninsula, Ontario.

I chose this winery to feature because their exceptional wines are a true reflection of the
Niagara terroir. Their winemaker, JP, is known as a white wine genius, producing world
class Chardonnay, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, and Gewurztraminer. Likewise, JP
also excels at crafting high-quality red wines paramount to the Niagara peninsula: Gamay
Noir, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Franc and Syrah.

At the winery itself, they truly have the ‘full package’: amazing pairing events, restaurant,
bakery, art, guest cottage, farmhouse, gift shop. This led to Chatelaine magazine naming
them one of the “10 picture-perfect wineries to visit across Canada” in 2019.
Jean Pierre Colas is one of the most talented French-trained winemakers in the business.
His winemaking philosophy is quite simple. He believes that great wines come from the
best grapes grown in the best vineyards, whereas winemaking techniques are only
utilized to supplement and capture the very essence of the grapes’ provenance and
character.
Between France and his current residency at 13th Street, JP travelled and worked
extensively around the world. Colas was not only born and raised in Chablis — the
undisputed heartland of cool climate, unwooded Chardonnay — he made top bottlings
there including the 1996 Domaine Laroche Grand Cru Le Clos, which won Wine Spectator
magazine’s 1998 White Wine of the Year, scoring 99 points. He has a wonderful feel
for that grape variety, and he sees Ontario as a place well-suited to Chardonnay.

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The Wines

NV Cuvee 13 Brut Rosé
Ontario, Niagara, Niagara Peninsula VQA
54% Chardonnay, 46% Pinot Noir
94pts Toronto Star | Dry wine (RS 10 g/ltr)

A blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir fermented and aged in the traditional method. The Chardonnay provides structure and backbone while the Pinot Noir provides fruit, power and richness. The mousse is creamy and fine, but the wine is dry and quite bracing with a long, fine finish of fruit skin, ripe stone fruit and light toast. 1,500 cases produced. 

Pairings: Tuna tartar, smoked salmon
Drink now until 2022
Winery price: $29.95 - Member price: $26.96
2019 June’s Vineyard Riesling
Ontario, Niagara, Creek Shores VQA
90pts Winealign | 100% Riesling
Slightly Off-Dry wine (RS 16 g/ltr)

Pale in the glass with intense aromas of fresh  lime, lemon confit and spring blossoms. The palate is equally refreshing with high acidity 
balanced by notes of sweetness and lemon  lime tang with a touch of minerality. The finish is flavourful and long. 790 cases produced. 

Pairing: Thai food, glazed pork
Drink now until 2024
Winery price: $19.95 - Member price: 17.96
2019 Gamay
Ontario, Niagara Peninsula VQA
100% Gamay Noir | Dry wine (RS 5 g/ltr)

The nose is fruity with bright black raspberry  notes, along with licorice and black pepper.  Excellent depth and complexity on the palate  with flavours of black cherry, mushroom and leather with ample balancing acidity and a long  finish with notes of spice. 2,500 cases  produced. 

Pairings: Pizza, spaghetti & meatballs
Drink now until 2025
Winery price: $19.95 - Member price: $17.96
2018 Chardonnay
Ontario, Niagara, Niagara Peninsula VQA
100% Chardonnay | Dry wine (RS 3 g/ltr)

Fresh and fruity supported by a touch of vanilla  from the oak. Medium-bodied on the palate with flavours of pineapple, yellow apple and 
creamed lemon honey. The finish is long with  savoury notes refreshing the palate. Let the glass warm up a bit for further complexities to 
develop. 400 cases produced.

Pairings: Brown butter scallops, chicken  cordon bleu 
Drink now until 2023
Winery price: $24.95 - Member price: $22.46
2019 Pink Palette Cabernet Franc Rosé
Ontario, Niagara Peninsula VQA
100% Cabernet Franc | Dry wine w touch of  sweetness (RS 6.7 g/ltr) 

This rosé made from Cabernet Franc has  aromas of strawberry and cherry with a hint of exotic spice and pepper. It is just deliciously 
fruity, yet mouth-watering and refreshing. This  ultra-quaffable rosé is best served lightly chilled throughout the summer but is equally 
delicious year-round. 300 cases produced.

Pairings: Smoked ribs, grilled halibut
Drink now until 2022
Winery price: $15.95 - Member price: $14.36
2019 Cabernet Franc
Ontario, Niagara, Creek Shores VQA
100% Cabernet Franc | Dry wine (RS 6 g/ltr)

Complex on the nose with aromas of blackberries, liquorice and notes of smoke. The palate is fresh and lively with flavours of red currants, spice and smoke with balancing acidity and ripe yet grippy tannins enveloping the juicy mid-palate on the savory warm finish. Decant to give the wine a chance to soften with air or cellar for the medium-term. 300 cases produced.

Pairings: Roasted red meats, pasta bolognese
Drink now until 2025
Winery price: $24.95 - Member price: $22.46
Magnum of 2018 L. Viscek Chardonnay
Ontario, Niagara, Creek Shores VQA
100% Chardonnay | Dry wine (RS 3.6 g/ltr)

The 2018 Viscek Vineyard Chardonnay is light straw in the glass. The nose is complex and intense with notes of lemon curd, warm spice, toast and a touch of stony minerality. On the palate it is medium-bodied with flavours of golden delicious apple and vanilla, balancing acidity and a touch of tannin from the barrel fermentation. The finish is long with savoury flavours and a touch of lingering acidity. 

300 magnums produced.

Pairings: Salmon filet in cream sauce, chilled prawns
Drink now until 2025
Winery price: $74.95 including tax & deposit (1.5L Magnum)
2018 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
Ontario, Niagara, Creek Shores VQA
100% Cabernet Sauvignon | Dry wine (RS 3.0 g/ltr)

Deep garnet in the glass with aromas of red currants, black raspberries, roasted herbs, cedar and spice. This wine is full of fruit notes with lots of jammy red raspberry, blackberry and blueberry with spice, balancing acidity and ripe tannins. The finish is long and complex with drying tannins and notes of spice. Decant to allow the wine to fully express its complexities. The wine will continue to develop with medium-term cellaring. 

Pairings: Roast red meats.
Drink now until 2026
Winery price: $34.95
2018 Sandstone Gamay 
Ontario, Niagara, Creek Shores VQA
100% Gamay Noir | Dry wine (RS 3.0 g/ltr)

Bright garnet in the glass with intense aromas of black cherry, baking spice and vanilla with a touch of earthiness and leather. Medium bodied with flavours of fresh black cherries sweet notes from the oak with fine, ripe tannins, bright acidity and a refreshing but savoury finish.

Decant and serve in large Burgundy-style glasses, slightly cool (18-20oC). Excellent served alongside classic Bistro fare, grilled or roasted poultry and red meats, game, lightly smoked meats and semi-firm cheeses. Unlike many wines made from Gamay, this powerfully structured version will reward cellaring for up to 10 years with a cornucopia of new aromas and mellowed textures

Pairings: Grilled chicken, lightly smoked meat.
Drink now until 2028
Winery price: $34.95
2018 Meritage
Ontario, Niagara, Creek Shores VQA
41.5% Merlot, 41.5% Cabernet Franc, 17% Cabernet Sauvignon | Dry wine (RS 3.0 g/ltr)

Inky, deep, purple in the glass with aromas of spiced plum, dark chocolate and cedar, with notes of vanilla . On the palate, it is rich and full-bodied with flavours of chocolate covered raspberries, leather, charred toast, herbs, cedar and spice with balancing acidity and ripe tannins. The finish is long and complex with drying tannins and notes of leather. Enjoy on release with roast red meats. Decant to allow the wine to fully express its complexities. 

Pairings: Roast red meats
Drink now until 2028
Winery price: $39.95
2018 Essence Cabernet Franc
Ontario, Niagara, Creek Shores VQA
100% Cabernet Franc | Dry wine (RS 3.0 g/ltr)

Our 2018 Essence Cabernet Franc is inky purple, with dense and brooding aromas of black raspberry jam, charry oak, toast and mineral. On the palate it is tightly wound with loads of ripe tannins and juicy acidity with complex notes of black fruit starting to show themselves. The finish is long with lingering acidity and tannin.

Built for long term ageing, if opening in its youth, decant for a few hours.

Pairings: Roast red meats, wild game.
Drink now until 2028
Winery price: $49.95
2013 Grande Cuvee, Blanc de Noir
Ontario, Niagara, Creek Shores VQA
100% Pinot Noir | Dry wine (RS 5.0 g/ltr)

Pale straw in the glass with persistent bubbles. On the nose there are oxidative notes of baked apples, but also fresh notes of brioche dough, lemon curd and mineral. On the palate it is rich but fresh with flavours of brown sugar, grilled lemon, white cherries and a touch of earthiness and mineral, balanced by firm acidity and a full mouthfeel. The mousse is fine and persistent with a finish of roast caramel and white cherry.

The wine was aged on lees for a minimum of 60 months during which the bubbles became smaller and more compact and autolysis, or the development of toast and bread character, took place. After disgorging, winemaker Jean-Pierre Colas felt the wine was in perfect balance so decided to not add any sugar to the dosage resulting in a classically dry sparkling wine in the zero dosage style. 

Pairings: Fresh shellfish, rich risotto, bloomy rind cheese.
Drink now until 2026
Winery price: $59.95
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