Maker: Jackson-Triggs, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada.
Grapes: Riesling, Gewürztraminer (% unknown).
Place of origin: Niagara Peninsula VQA, Ontario, Canada.
Purchased for around $10 US (Replacement product currently selling for $14.25 Canadian from the winery)
Appearance: Pale yellow.
Nose: White peach, limestone dust, citrus blossum.
Palate: Dry. Mango, peach, lemon meringue, pink peppercorn.
Finish: Also dry. Meyer lemon, pinch of clove as it fades.
Parting words: There’s not much about the history of Jackson-Triggs kicking around on the internet, but what there is doesn’t seem to be too exciting anyway. The winery was established in 1993 by Messrs. Jackson and Triggs. Jackson-Triggs’ parent company Vincor (also founded by Jackson and Triggs) was purchased by Big International Booze Company Constellation Brands (Mondavi, Corona, Black Velvet, High West) for $1.52 billion Canadian in 2006. With Jackson-Triggs’sibling wineries Sawmill Creek and Inniskillin, Consetellation brands is the largest producer of Canadian wine.
Jackson-Triggs Reserve Riesling-Gewürztraminer is a crisp, but relatively flavorful white blend. good for summer porch sipping or accompanying roast chicken. This particular wine is no longer sold under this label, but has been rebranded as Crisp and Lively White and is currently selling for $14.25. Still a fair price. 2014 Jackson-Triggs Reserve Riesling-Gewürztraminer is recommended.
For my review of the 2011 vintage of J-T’s Vidal Ice Wine, click here.