Beringer Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 mini review

Dark in color with a nose of red berries. On the mid pallet the wine displays cherries to match the nose. This is a lovely deep rich cab with a medium length finish. But at $49.95 it ought to be. I would give it a solid 89+

Beringer Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

From the LCBO web site:
STYLE – Full-bodied & Firm: A hefty, blockbuster-style Cab showing cassis, campfire, smoked meat and earth. There’s a solid tannic underpinning here, and nice warm spice complexity on the lengthy finish. You could tuck this away in the cellar for 2-3 years while the fruit emerges in full force, or enjoy it tonight with grilled or roasted meats. (VINTAGES panel, May 2014) $49.95

Vintages Release Date:July 24, 2014 Vol 14.5% Made in:California, USA By:Beringer Sugar Content:6 g/L Sweetness Descriptor: XD – Extra Dry Style:Full-bodied & Firm Varietal:Cabernet Sauvignon.

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Vino noceto sangiovese 2010

Dark in color Lovely rich nose. On the mid pallet there are lovely rich red berries backed by some bold firm tannins on a dry finish with some nice spicy peppery notes. This wine has some lovely complexity to it. I would give it an 89-90. Sadly not at the LCBO.

From the Winery’s web site for the 2011 vintage:
2011 NOCETO SANGIOVESE, 750ML
Noceto’s flagship Noceto Sangiovese is modeled after the Tuscan Chianti – medium-bodied, fruit-packed, easy-drinking, well-balanced, and highly versatile with food. This wine is widely regarded as “the best Sangiovese in California.” (Dan Berger, Darrell Corti, Mike Dunne, Elaine Taylor). The 2011 vintage is Noceto’s 22nd vintage release. Grapes were sourced from 16 separate lots of six different clonal selections. Each lot was harvested and fermented separately, then later selectively blended. The resulting blend is 100% Sangiovese and consists of 65% estate grapes, 25% from neighboring vineyards, and the remaining 10% from the Gimelli Vineyard in Hollister & Masut Vineyards in Mendocino County.

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Château La Maroutine 2009

Dark color smooth nose. Nice red berry cab franc mid pallet. On the medium length finish the wine displays some lovely dryness and some tannins. 89 or so. Not in the LCBO but Lifford lists the wine for $17.99.

From the Lifford web site:
Tasting Notes:
Ruby colour. Intense and deep, powerful nose with red jammy fruit notes. Soft tannins on the palate, smooth and charming with toasted bread hints. A nice easy-drinking Bordeaux wine.

Producer’s Notes:
Produced in the Premières Côtes de Bordeaux appellation and sold under the Bordeaux appellation, the plots of Château La Maroutine (6 hectares in red and 2 hectares in white) are situated on the slopes of the Saint Germain de Graves village at the south part of the Cadillac and Premières Côtes de Bordeaux appellation.

A family estate since 1789 and bought in 1942 by Jean Darriet, a 6th generation winemaker, Château La Maroutine has been gradually restructured.

Now the 8th generation is beginning to leave their imprint. New packaging for this elegant Bordeaux coincides with the renaissance of Château La Maroutine.

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2012 Franciscan Chardonnay

Pale in color with a lovely varietal nose. On the mid pallet the wine displays lovely chard fruit along with some beautiful vanilla on the medium length finish. This is an elegant, bold complex rich chard. I really liked it. Be careful this is one of those chards that is very susceptible to temperature. Serve it too cold and you will miss out on the complexity this wine has to offer. It has some lovely mouth grip and lingers nicely in the mouth. I would give it a 90. Which for $25.95 is no BB bargoon, but it’s worth the money, but only if you like your chards California style which this clearly is!

From the LCBO web site:
Franciscan Chardonnay 2012 — VINTAGES#: 496125 Style – Full-bodied & Rich  ›

One of my favorite brands both for consistently great wines and price points that always give great value is Napa Valley’s Franciscan Vineyards. Janet Myers and her team produce wines that are substantial, but not overwhelming, either in character or price and one of her latest, the 2012 Franciscan Chardonnay, makes for great tastes with a pleasantly long finish that can complement fresh fruit and cheese, chicken on the grille or linguine with white clam sauce, to name a few. (Jamie Driscoll, southbostontoday.com, April 3, 2014) $25.95

Vintages Release Date: July 19, 2014 Alcohol/Vol 13.5% Made in: California, USA By: Constellation Brands Inc. Sugar Content:6 g/L Sweetness Descriptor: D – Dry; XD – Extra Dry Style: Full-bodied & Rich Varietal: Chardonnay

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2012 Herman J Wiemer Cab Franc

I love my cab francs. Niagara makes some lovely one. So on our trip to the Finger Lakes I was anxious to try theirs. This one is dark in color with a nice nose of dark berries. On the mid pallet the wine immediately hits with some pepper and then comes through with lots of black cherries. Rich and bold. On the medium length finish the wine displays some lingering black berries some tannins and some acidity. This is a lovely cab franc. I would give it an 89 or so. $21.85 at the winery, not in the LCBO.

From the winery’s web site:
Cabernet Franc 2012
Cabernet Franc is quickly gaining a reputation as a star in the Finger Lakes. This grape is ideally suited for cool climate growing and produces a consistently ripe crop each vintage. Although it is often used as a base for a blend, this grape stands beautifully on its own as a full bodied wine. Grown in the warm confines of our Magdalena Vineyard site, a lengthy growing season produces exceptional depth of character. The deep color matches ripe fruit and earthy tones as a prelude to velvety firm tannins and rich black cherry flavor.
Food Pairing: Beef, Lamb, Grilled Meat
GRAPE: 100% Cabernet Franc
HARVEST: October 15-30, 2012
ALCOHOL BY VOLUME: 13%
VINIFICATION: 8 Months in Older French Oak, Fermented in Individual 100 Gallon Lots

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Rancho Zabaco Heritage Vines Zinfandel 2012

Dark in color with a nice nose of softer red berries. On the mid pallet the wine displays some lovely soft red berries to match the nose. Think mild strawberry jam along with some raspberries, but not too sweet. This is backed quickly by a medium length finish that displays some lovely tannins along with some nice dryness. The wine is excellent on it’s own or pairs well with red meats. I would give it a solid 89+. A terrific example of a complex Zinf. Yumm $19.95. Get it while there are any left.

From the LCBO web sie:
Vintages Release Date:July 24, 2014 Alcohol/Vol 14.9% Made in: California, USA By:Rancho Zabaco Sugar Content: 8 g/L Sweetness Descriptor:D – Dry;XD – Style:Full-bodied & Smooth VINTAGES#: 434605

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2012 Pilliteri Canadian Gothic Red

I was walking through a farmers market at Ryerson the other day and there was Pilliteri. They explained to me that there is a pilot project allowing wineries to sample and sell there wines at farmers markets! An excellent idea. Ontario’s archaic alcohol laws need some change if only the teeny tiny one this represents. I do digress.

This wine was made explicitly to address the entry level price point, selling for $9. And to top it off they had a $5 off coupon making this a $4 bottle of wine. This wine is a blend of merlot and pinot noir. Dark in color with a slightly sweet nose with raspberries coming through. On the mid pallet this is a fruity wine with raspberries to match the nose. The wine is on the lighter side of medium in length with some tannins, some dryness and some acidity coming through. For a $4 bottle of wine this is not bad. I would give it an 87-88. Sadly I would have to say it’s one of the better Pilliteri wines I’ve had :(

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2013 Lakewood Pinot Gris

Another one from our road trip to the Finger Lakes. Almost golden in color with a mild nose of peaches. On the mid pallet the wine matches the nose with peaches and stone fruit coming through boldly with a hint of sweetness. The wine is medium in length on the finish with some nice minerality living on in the mouth. The wine has some reasonable mouth grip for a Pinot Gris. Very nice wine. I would give it an 89. When we had to choose what wines to bring back this was one that made the cut! We paired it with seared ahi tuna in sesame oil. It went ok, but it wasn’t a match made in heaven. No Rattatouli this time around :( At $13.99 this wine is a bargain, sadly not at the LCBO.

From the winery’s web site:
Our fifth vintage of Pinot Gris greets the senses with exotic aromas of honeydew melon and kumquats. The palate is a mouthwatering mix of peach and green apples, finishing with lingering notes of tart pear. $13.99/BOTTLE ~ $142.68/CASE

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2013 Oyster Bay Sauv Blanc

I love Sauv Blancs. They are super food friendly versatile wines. New Zealand make some terrific ones, albeit a bit on the pricer side. This one is an essential meaning it is regularly available. Pale in color with a lovely nose of pink grapefruit. On the mid pallet the wine has pink grapefruit and citrus notes to match the nose. The wine has a medium length finish with some lovely mouth grip. An excellent Sauv Blanc. I would give it an 89 or so.

From the LCBO web site:
Release Date:July 24, 2014 750 mL bottle Alcohol/Vol 11.0% Made in: Marlborough, New Zealand By:Oyster Bay Sugar Content:4 g/L Sweetness Descriptor: XD – Extra Dry Style: Aromatic Flavourful Description Popular Oyster Bay hails from the Marlborough region, ground zero for classic New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc. It has expressive flavours of lime, passion fruit, kiwi fruit and fresh-cut grass. Pair with sea scallops pan-fried in butter, with asparagus on the side.

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Hinterbrook Barrel Fermented Reserve Chardonnay 2011

Pale in color with mild nose of pear and vanilla. On the mid pallet the wine has some mild pear notes but where this wine lives is in the medium length finish where vanilla lives in spades. The wine has some nice mouth grip and lives on nicely. It is a very food friendly wine. We paired it with pan fried Cod and it went well. I would give it an 88-89

From the LCBO web site:
Hinterbrook Barrel Fermented Reserve Chardonnay 2011—VINTAGES#: 292375 $19.95

STYLE – Full-bodied & Rich
Another delightful oaked Chardonnay … this reserve from Hinterbrook spent 13 months in French oak barrels of which a maximum of 20% was new – that means that the barrel notes in the wine are subtle and not in your face. The nose is fruit forward with apple, pear and peach along with hints of vanilla. Palate seems to show more oak with a baked apple core and vanilla-butterscotch finish, [and] there’s also just enough spice to keep it interesting … Score – 4 1/2 Stars (out of 5). (Michael Pinkus, ontariowinereview.com, Oct. 30, 2013)

Vintages Release Date: May 10, 2014750 mL bottle Alcohol/Vol 14.5% Made in:Ontario, Canada By: Hinterbrook Estate Winery Sugar Content: 3 g/L Sweetness Descriptor:XD – Extra Dry Style:Full-bodied & Rich

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The Chocolate Block 2012 Shiraz Blend mini review

Inky dark in color with a nose of black berries. On the mid pallet there are lots of dark berries to match the nose along with some chocolate/mocha notes. On the medium length finish the wine displays some lovely dryness. I would give the wine an 88-89. A nice wine but pricey.

From the LCBO web site:
Vintages Release Date:July 24, 2014 Alcohol/Vol 14.5% Made in: Western Cape, South Africa By: Boekenhoutskloof Sugar Content:6 g/L Sweetness Descriptor: XD – Extra Dry Style:Full-bodied & Firm Varietal:Shiraz Blend Price $39.95

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2011 Lamoreaux Cab Franc

I love Cab Francs! We just got back from our first ever trip to the Finger Lakes in New York State as part of a road trip. Our wine club has featured Lamoreaux wines before so stopping by this winery was a must. The Finger Lakes is a lovely picturesque place to sample wine! This wine is lighter in color almost garnet. On the nose some red berries are coming through. On the mid pallet the wine displays some nice black cherries along with a hint of sweetness. On the medium length finish the wine displays some lovely tannins. Not over the top at all. I would give it a solid 89 Yumm. $19.95 at the winery, sadly not available at the LCBO. We paired it with BBQd Ontario rack of lamb and it went very well.

From the winery’s web site:
Savory spices of oregano and thyme accentuate black cherry aromas on the nose. Soft tannins develop into flavors of raspberry, fresh ground coffee and smokey finish. Pair with braised shortribs, rack of lamb or grilled venison. Grape Variety: Cabernet Franc Appellation: Finger Lakes, Estate Bottled
Total Acidity: 6.02 pH: 3.5 Alcohol by Volume 13.1% Fermentation: Open top Vats

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2011 Hess Select Cab Sauv mini review

Dark in color with a nice nose of red berries. On the mid pallet the wine displays some nice smooth red berries and cherries backed up quickly by some acidity and tannins to a medium length finish. I would give it an 88-89.

From the LCBO web site:
Vintages 25080 Alcohol/Vol 13.5% Made in:California, USA By: Hess Sugar Content:7 g/L Sweetness Descriptor:D – Dry Style: Medium-bodied & Fruity Varietal:Cabernet Sauvignon $23.95

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2011 Kabang Red (Stratus) mini review

Dark in color with a mild nose. On the mid pallet the wine displays some nice red berries. On the medium length finish the wine displays some nice dryness, some firm tannins and some earth notes. Not a bad wine at all. I would give it an 88-89.

From the LCBO web site:
Vintages Release Date:July 24, 2014 Alcohol/Vol 14.8% Made in:Ontario, Canada By:Stratus Vineyards Sugar Content:7 g/L Sweetness Descriptor :XD – Extra Dry Style:Full-bodied & Firm Varietal:Red Blend This is a VQA wine $19.95

From the Stratus web site: An assemblage of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec.
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2012 Grüner Veltliner

We just returned from our first trip to the Finger Lakes in New York. They have a well established wine region with over 90 wineries in the area. I’ve often commented on here about the fact the I like Grüners. It’s always perplexed me that no one in Niagara is planting them. Well in the Finger Lakes they are starting to experiment. Two wineries have their first wines from Grüners and apparently more are to come! I digress from the point at hand. Well that never happens now does it :)

We stopped by Ki my favorite sushi restaurant in downtown Toronto and I was thrilled to see this one on the by the glass list! Pale in color with a nice dry minerally nose. On the mid pallet the wine is nice and dry, crisp, with some mild peach and stone fruits along with some minerality. The wine is medium in length with some mild citrus notes lingering along with some nice dryness. I would give this one a 89. A lovely varietal Grüners. Sadly not in the LCBO. Yumm …

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Rodney Strong Merlot 2011

Dark in color with a mild nose of red berries. On the mid pallet the wine displays some red berries and some mild plum notes. The wine is medium in length with some smooth tannin. This is a nice wine but definitely not a fruit forward merlot. Almost more cab like. I would give ti an 88-89.

From the LCBO web site:
Rodney Strong Merlot 2011—VINTAGES#: 497933
STYLE – Full-bodied & Smooth
Rodney Strong was Sonoma’s 13th bonded winery back in 1959, and the Klein family has owned it ever since 1989. They strive for sustainable agriculture and thus became Sonoma County’s first carbon-neutral winery. There’s terrific balance, structure, supple texture and length on the finish of this wine. Alluring aromas of mocha-coffee on the nose along with rich black fruit. Pleasantly surprising vibrant acidity for food. Plush black plums and coffee on the finish. Try is with braised beef. This warm-climate Merlot finishes with vanilla spice, dark berry and fig. Pair with: beef, cheese, poultry, borsch (beet soup), quesadillas. Drink: 2014-2018. Score – 91. (Natalie MacLean, nataliemaclean.com, March 17, 2014) $22.95

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Kilikanoon Killerman’s Run Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Inky dark in color with a nose of red and black berries. On the mid pallet the wine matches the nose with mostly black berries and some red berries along with some mocha coming through. Not to the point of say a blueberry. On the medium length finish the wine displays some fine tannins and some acidity. Not a bad cab. I would give it an 88-89. Not bad at all!

From the LCBO web site:
Kilikanoon Killerman’s Run Cabernet Sauvignon 2012—VINTAGES#: 675223
STYLE – Full-bodied & Smooth
Smooth and generous with dark blackberry and blackcurrant fruit along with touches of smoky coffee and chocolate. Ripe and inviting in the mouth with good bright acidity and gentle tannins, and a sprinkling of mocha spice on the finish. A bonzer choice for barbecued burgers with your favourite toppings – for an authentic Aussie experience, top ‘em with grilled beetroot or pineapple rings. (VINTAGES panel, April 2014)
$19.95

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2014 Two Oceans Sauv Blanc

Two Oceans are rebranding their wines and recently held a kick off of the new brand. I had the pleasure of attending! This one is pale in color with mild nose of citrus notes coming through. On the mid pallet the wine displays some nice lemon and a bit of zest. On the medium length finish the acidity lingers nicely showing some nice mouth grip. This is a smoother lighter sauv blanc, and is a very food friendly wine. I would give it an 88 or so, which for $10.25 is a bargoooon!

From the LCBO web site:
TWO OCEANS SAUVIGNON BLANC LCBO 340380 | 750 mL bottle Price $ 10.25
Made in: Region Not Specified, South Africa By: Distillers Corporation Limited
12.0% Alcohol/Vol. Style: Light & Crisp Sugar Content: 7 g/L Sweetness Descriptor: XD – Extra Dry

Tasting Note
Pale straw colour; gooseberry, herbaceous, grassy, pink grapefruit & fresh lemon aromas; dry, light-medium bodied, easy drinking with soft lingering citrus & gooseberry flavours.

Serving Suggestion
Asparagus omelet, lemon chicken, vegetable stir fry, light fish dishes.
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JACOB’S CREEK 2012 RESERVE CHARDONNAY ADELAIDE HILLS mini review

Pale in color with a lovely varietal chard nose. On the mid pallet the wine displays varietal chard flavors such as apple, some vanilla and some butteryness. The wine is subtle and builds nicely in the mouth. This is a well made chard for the price. I would give it an 88-89.

From the LCBO web site:
JACOB’S CREEK RESERVE CHARDONNAY ADELAIDE HILLS LCBO 270017 | 750 mL bottle Price $ 14.95
Made in: South Australia, Australia By: Orlando Wines Pty. Ltd.
13.0% Alcohol/Vol. Style: Full-bodied & Rich Sugar Content: 6 g/L Sweetness Descriptor: XD – Extra Dry

Tasting Note
Medium lemon colour; subtle aromas of ripe apple, butter, vanilla and citrus; dry, medium to full-bodied and balanced acidity; apple fruit, oak spice and pear flavours; medium finish

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2012 Franciscan cuvee sauvage Chardonnay

Pale in color with a lovely varietal chard nose. On the mid pallet the wine is a lovely bold rich chard. Some apple and buttery notes coming through. The wine is on the lighter side of medium in length on the finish. 89-90 yummy. This particular one is not in the LCBO sadly. $40 US at the winery.

From the winery’s web site

WINEMAKER: Janet Myers
APPELLATION: Carneros, Napa Valley
BRIX AT HARVEST: 23.5°–24.5°
VARIETAL COMPOSITION: 100% Chardonnay
FERMENTATION: 100% barrel fermented, sur lie aged
AGING: 100% French oak, 86% new, 14 months
COOPERS: Dargaud & Jaegle, François Frere and Boutes
pH: 3.35
TA: 6.9g/L
ALCOHOL: 14.5%
RELEASE DATE: August 2011
CASES PRODUCED: 3,500

Sensory Evaluation:
Appearance: Delicate lemon yellow
Aromas: An opulent, complex bouquet of honeyed Fuji apple, ripe pear, honeysuckle, vanilla, and a hint of fresh citrus wafts out of the glass with creamy undertones of melon and minerality.
Flavors: Full bodied, yet elegant and graceful, it offers an irresistible counterpoint of rich, creamy flavors impeccably balanced by bright, citrusy freshness. Opening with sweet ripe pear, honeysuckle, and vanilla bean, it evolves into lush layers of baked apple, crème brûlée, honey, and citrus on a foundation of minerality, fresh cream, and crisp acidity. Persistent, rich, citrus-infused finish.

Winemaker’s notes:
Franciscan was the first Napa Valley winery to produce a wild yeast fermented Chardonnay, starting in 1987. Following traditional Burgundian techniques, yeast is not added to the juice, but instead we let the native yeast that live on the grapes perform the fermentation. Unlike cultured yeasts, wild yeast comes in many strains, reflective of the vineyard terroir. They work in a relay, and as one strain finishes, another starts, each adding its own personality to the wine, giving layers of complexity – which is why we go to the extra effort of “going wild.”

For Cuvée Sauvage, we use exclusively our finest lots from cool Carneros, with the heart of the blend coming from our estate Larsen Vineyard. The Dijon clones planted provide concentrated fruit character, and give minerality, vibrancy, and complexity to Cuvée Sauvage, with consistency year to year of the wild yeast expression.

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Firestone Santa Ynez Sauv Blanc

Pale in color, with a mild nose with some citrus coming through. On the mid pallet the wine matches the nose with some citrus coming through. This is a milder sauv blanc. I forgot to take note of the year of the wine, I was at a restaurant. I would give it an 87-88. Not at the LCBO.

From the winery`s web site:
2012 Firestone Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc, Santa Ynez Valley
A palate full of bright tropical fruits, citrus, and melon. The wine offers a bright acidity and a lingering mineral finish. $14

Winemaker Notes
100% estate fruit, our 2012 Sauvignon Blanc is stainless steel fermented and aged to allow the natural characteristics of the fruit shine through. Aromas of passion fruit, grapefruit, lemon and lime zest introduce a palate full of bright tropical fruits, citrus, and melon. The wine offers a bright acidity and a lingering mineral finish.

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Rabl Lengenlois Grüner Veltliner 2012

I enjoy Grüners. They are unique dry crisp food friendly wines. This one is pale in color with a mild nose reminding me of Riesling. On the mid pallet the wine displays some nice Riesling like notes, honeysuckle and even a little pear along with some nice dryness and minerality. The wine is medium in length on the finish with the minerality and some fresh acidity lingering. This is a very food friendly wine. If you’ve not tried a Grüner before this is a good one to try. I would give it an 88-89 Very nice. A good deal for $16.95 as Grüners always are!

From the LCBO web site:
Rabl Lengenlois Grüner Veltliner 2012 —VINTAGES#: 377457
Style – Aromatic & Flavourful  ›

Rabl has been perfecting their craft since 1750, cultivating many of the very best sites in Kamptal for generations. Their 2012 Grüner Veltliner offers clearly delineated pear, citrus, grapefruit, mineral and pepper spice on the nose. The palate is crisp and dry with great replays and wonderful length. (VINTAGES panel, Nov. 2013) $16.95

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Bernard Defaix Chablis Burgundy, France

Pale in color with a mild nose with some apricot and the like coming through. On the mid pallet the wine is light with some apricots coming through. The wine kind of reminds me more of a crisp Riesling. The finish is on the lighter side of medium. This is an odd taste for a Chablis. I would give it an 87-88. Not thrilling. Not available at the LCBO. I sadly did not get the year of the wine.

From the Winery`s web site:
Chardonnay 100%
Our vines on the appellation Chablis spread over 12 hectares, situated at the heart of the Chablisian vineyard. This wine is aged in stainless steel tanks so as to respect the typicity of the appellation. Our Chablis are characterised by their freshness, power and tenacity.
Their bouquet displays a dominance of mineral notes, which are often associated with delicate touches of citrus fruit (lemon and grapefruit).
This wine can be enjoyed within 2 years, an excellent match for seafood or fish.

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Milbrandt Traditions Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Dark in color with a nose of black berries. On the mid pallet the wine displays some deep rich black berries more reminiscent of a Shiraz, almost blueberries. Some cassis coming through as well. On the medium length finish the wine displays some smooth tannins, some nice acidity along with some peppery notes. There’s some noticeable alcohol but that will pass quickly. The wine has some lovely complexity. I would give it an 89-90. Yummy

From the LCBO web site:
Milbrandt Traditions Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 —VINTAGES#: 237784
Style – Full-bodied & Smooth  ›
Nice complexity on the nose, with raspberry, black fruit, smoke and vanilla notes joining the cassis. The palate is fruit driven and suggests both dark and red fruits along with a dash of spice. The finish is consistent and long. This is a great wine for barbecue steak, especially with a spicy rub. (VINTAGES panel, Nov. 2013
WAS$18.95 Now $17.95

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CHÂTEAU MANON LA LAGUNE 2010

Dark in color with a lovely nose of dark berries. On the mid pallet the wine matches the nose with some nice black berries coming through along with some nice chocolate and mocha. On the medium length finsih the wine displays some nice tannins, dryness and peppery notes. I would give this wine a 90. it`s a varietal Bordeaux at a good price.

By the way if you hate the new LCBO search function like I do. You can use the old site info from the old link.

From the LCBO web site:
CHÂTEAU MANON LA LAGUNE 2010 VINTAGES 365890 | 750 mL bottle Price $ 21.95
Made in: Bordeaux, France By: Chateau Bertinerie
Release Date: Jun 7, 2014
13.5% Alcohol/Vol. Style: Medium-bodied & Fruity Varietal: Bordeaux Red
Sugar Content: 7 g/L Sweetness Descriptor: XD – Extra Dry

Tasting Note
A big, ripe and juicy wine packed with black fruit notes and laced with acidity. The tannins offer a contrast to the fruitiness, bringing balance and structure. This is an impressive wine, the smoky aftertaste bringing out the wood aging. Special Designation: Editor’s Choice. Score – 91. (Roger Voss, Wine Enthusiast, May 2013)

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