De Loach Russian River 2012 Pinot Noir mini review

Garnet in color with a lovely inviting nose of light red berries. On the mid palate the wine matches the nose with lovely light red berries, strawberries and the like along with some nice classic rustic notes. This is a classic fruit forward yummy Pinot. On the lighter side of medium in length the wine displays some nice dryness and acidity. I would give it a solid 89. Sadly not in the LCBO but available from Lifford for $30 a bottle.

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Tools to take wine tasting notes with

While not a tasting note for wine, I thought this blog post might be useful to some folks.

For years I attended wine events, structured tasting and the like and taken paper notes. I have a drawer of them. They were less than useful after I got home. To put things in perspective at the recent California Wine fair in Toronto I managed to taste 50 wines in 3 hours and came out with detailed reviews on them all! My attention eventually went to looking for ways to take digital notes. But taking a laptop with a keyboard to an event just seemed impractical (not to mention looking like an uber geek, which I am :)). Even a netbook is just too big for walk around tastings. And without notes I found it hard to remember all the subtle nuances of the wines from the event to be able to write them up. (Click on the links for my detailed reviews on the devices) My attention first went to Samsung note 8 Android tablet which uses a Wacom digitized pen to allow accurate digital notes. The 8″ size is perfect for tastings. I replaced the stock pen with an upgraded pen that felt more like a real pen in the hand and even includes an eraser on the end. I quickly ran into a need to find a better program to take the notes in. The built in Samsung app, while good, lacked a lot of features like hand writing to text, searchable hand writing and the like. I went through a detailed review of apps to take digital notes and landed on Microsoft One Note (which is free by the way). One Note is cross platform (Android, Windows, Web portal and Apple) It includes features like convert hand writing to text, convert image to text (OCR), notes are searchable, can back end upload your notes to the cloud (to make them available on multiple devices anywhere) and many other features. Sadly the Android version of One Note on eventually discovered is severely handicapped in what it can do. I then found an Asus VivoTab Note 8 Windows tablet. I bought one on ebay inexpensively ($200) and was able to use my upgraded pen. This device is perfect. Great size and weight, reasonable battery life, great pen experience, and since it is on real Windows has all the One note features. This device is great and has truly revolutionized how I take my wine notes.

There are other pen enabled devices like the Microsoft Surface. The Surface is pricey, and too large for walk around tastings but the pen experience seems very good (I haven’t spent much time with one at this point). There’s also the Dell Venue 10 which also has an excellent pen, but again is a bit too large for walk around tastings.

So now you my readers can get more and more reviews, with more accuracy. Since starting to take notes this way I have had so many people come up to me faced with the same challenge. I hope you’ve enjoyed this post. It’s a short version of what has take me on a 2 year journey, a quest!
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Fielding Estate Bottled Chardonnay 2012

I’ve written up a number of Fielding wines in the past and enjoy them. The are great wines at reasonable prices. I often stop by Fieling when in Niagara. This one is pale in color with a lovely, varietal milder nose. On the mid palate there is nothing mild about this wine. Lot of varietal chard notes to match the nose. Think apple and pear along with some lovely vanilla notes, as well as some butter. The wine is slightly creamy in texture. On the medium length finish the wine displays some lovely pear/apple as well as some nice acidity. This is a beautifully made California style chard with lot of fruit coming through. I enjoyed this wine. We paired it with pan fried scallops along with alfredo sauce and it went very well. I would give this wine an 89-90 which for the price is a bargoon. I see the 2013 is now in the LCBO. I haven’t had that one yet but the description seems similar. Niagara chards can vary a whole lot year to year.

From the LCBO web site (for a different year):
Fielding Estate Bottled Chardonnay 2013 — VINTAGES#: 355842
Style – Full-bodied & Rich  ›
Toasty, buttery notes and a hint of caramel are balanced here by crisp apple fruit, good acid cut, and a mineral quality. It’s a Chardonnay that stylistically has one foot in big and rich, and the other in lean and focused. It’ll be very food-flexible – try it with crab cakes, roast chicken, or pork chops. (VINTAGES panel, May 2014) $17.75

Release Date:November 22, 2014 Alcohol/Vol 13.0% Made in:Ontario, Canada By:Fielding Estate Winery Sugar Content:2 g/L Sweetness Descriptor: XD – Extra Dry
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Duck Pond Cellars Pinot Gris 2013

Pale in color with a nice crisp nose of minerality and citrus notes. On the mid palate the wine displays some nice peach notes along with some minerality to match the nose. On the medium length finish the wine displays some nice crisp acidity with the citrus notes lingering nicely. This is a lighter, crisp pinot gris. I would give it an 88-89 or so. Very food friendly.

From the LCBO web site:
Duck Pond Cellars Pinot Gris 2013 — VINTAGES#: 333286 | 750 mL bottle
STYLE – Aromatic & Flavourful
This long time Dundee Hills winery excels at crafting delicious wines. This Pinot Gris offers aromas of Asian pear, white peach and minerality, followed by flavors of pear, Golden Delicious apple and an alluring dusty quality, all backed with just a kiss of sweetness. (Andy Perdue & Eric Degerman, Wine Press Northwest, May 27, 2014) $19.95

Release Date:March 7, 2015
Alcohol/Vol 12.5% Made in:Oregon, USA By:Fries Family Cellars Sugar Content:7 g/L Sweetness Descriptor: XD – Extra Dry
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2013 The Show Cab Sauv

I last reviewed the 2011 release of this wine and enjoyed it, so when I saw this one I grabbed it. Dark in color with a nice nose of black berries. On the mid palate the wine displays some lovely bold black cherries to match the nose. On the medium length finish the wine displayed some nice tannins, some oak and acidity with the black cherries lingering nicely. I would give this an 89. It is a lovely varietal fruit forward cab sauv. We paired it with a BBQ strip loin steak and it went very nicely. And of course, chocolate brownie for dinner! Yumm … And on sale right now for $2 off.

The Show Cabernet Sauvignon — LCBO#: 383885
STYLE – Full-bodied & Smooth
Medium ruby in colour; aromas of plum, raspberry, black currant, white pepper and vanilla; the palate is dry and full body with flavours of rich black fruit, spice and a touch of vanilla. WAS $17.95 $15.95 SAVE $2.00

Alcohol/Vol 13.9% Made in: California, USA By: Sutter Home Winery Sugar Content:9 g/L Sweetness Descriptor: D – Dry
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Vistalba Corte Malbec/Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Dark in color with a nice nose of dark berries. On the mid palate the wine matches the nose with dark berries coming through in spades. The wine is medium in length with some nice firm tannins and some nice complex dryness coming through. This is a lovely varietal Malbec. I would give it a solid 89 which for the price is a good deal!

From the LCBO web site:
Vistalba Corte Malbec/Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 —VINTAGES#: 398818
Shows good balance to the crushed red plum and raspberry flavors, matched to firm mineral and graphite notes. The supple finish of chocolate and spice lingers with creamy accents. Drink now. Score – 89. (Kim Marcus, winespectator.com, June 15, 2014) $14.95

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Nk’Mip Qwam Qwmt Chardonnay 2012

Hot on the heals of the tremendous Cab sauv from this winery I decided to take a flyer and buy the chard. Pale in color with a lovely rich varietal chard nose that jumps up at you from the glass. There’s nothing subtle about this one. On the mid palate the wine displays lovely green apple and pear along with some nice buttery and vanilla notes. The LCBO style puts it as Full bodied and rich and they really mean it. The wine is medium in length on the finish with some nice minerality hanging around. We paired it with BBQ lobster and it went like a charm. I would give this wine a solid 90. This is a well made wine. Yumm, another hit from Okanagan!

From the LCBO web site:
Nk’Mip Qwam Qwmt Chardonnay 2011 —VINTAGES#: 391813
STYLE – Full-bodied & Rich $22.95
Alcohol/Vol 13.5% Made in: British Columbia, Canada By: Nk’Mip Cellars Sugar Content:5 g/L Sweetness Descriptor:XD – Extra Dry Style:Full-bodied & Rich

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2012 Simi Cabernet Sauvignon

Dark in color with a mild red berry nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some mild cherry notes. On the medium length finish the wine displays some tannins and dryness most noticeable without food. This is a softer more subtle cab. I would give it an 88 or so.

From the LCBO web site:
Simi Cabernet Sauvignon — VINTAGES#: 25221
Grown in the cooler-climate Alexander Valley, this is an excellently structured and balanced Cabernet brimming with juicy cassis and fresh blackcurrant fruit backed by toasty oak. This is big enough for flavourful cuts of meat or aged cheeses and has the poise to cellar for 5+ years. (VINTAGES panel, Oct. 2014) $22.95
Release Date:February 21, 2015
Alcohol/Vol 13.5% Made in: California, USA By:Constellation Brands Inc. (Us) Sugar Content: 6 g/L Sweetness Descriptor: XD – Extra Dry
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Bohigas Reserva Brut Cava

Pale in color with lovely citrus and mineral nose. On the mid palate the cava is a crisp dry wine with citrus notes to match the nose and some nice minerality to close out the tastes. On the medium length finish the wine displays some slight citrus and crisp acidity. This is a super food friendly small bubble Cava. Yumm. I would give it an 88-89. Not a bad deal for the price!

From the LCBO web site:
Bohigas Reserva Brut Cava Sparkling — VINTAGES#: 401216
My favorite of the two sparkling Cavas is the non-vintage Brut Reserva Cava. Made from a classic blend (for this area) of Xarel-lo, Macabeo and Parellada planted in limestone and clay soils, the wine spends 24 months on its lees before disgorgement. It is an excellent value for consumers looking for alternatives to French Champagne. Lemon/lime, crushed rock and white currant notes are present in this crisp, elegant, refreshing, zesty, dry sparkler. Hints of wheat thins and brioche add complexity. Enjoy this medium-bodied offering over the next 1-2 years. Drink: 2013-2015. Score – 90. (Robert Parker Jr., erobertparker.com, Aug. 2013) $17.95
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2014 Jacob’s Creek Classic Chardonnay

Pale in color with a nice chard nose. On the mid palate the wine is a fruit forward chard with lots of green apple and citrus notes coming through all the way to the medium length finish. There is little to no vanilla or butterscotch. Much more of a chablis style chard. I’d give it an 88 or so, which for the price is not a bad deal. This wine would be quite food friendly too.

From the LCBO web site:
Jacob’s Creek Chardonnay — LCBO#: 170118
STYLE – Light & Crisp Clear, with medium yellow colour; light/medium intensity apple, peach, melon and citrus aromas are accented by a hint of vanilla ; light/medium body, with flavours of fresh green apple, citrus and melon; the finish is crisp and dry Alcohol/Vol 12.3% Made in: Australia By: Orlando Wines Pty. Ltd. Sugar Content:7 g/L Sweetness Descriptor:D – Dry Style:Light & Crisp Description. $10.95

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2014 Bundeena Bay Vineyard Series Pinot Grigio

Pale in color with a nice peach nose. On the mid palate the wine matches the nose with some lovely peach notes coming through along with some nice minerality. On the medium length finish the wine has some nice balanced acidity and citrus notes lingering inn the mouth. The wine is quite food friendly and could be paired with many things. I would give it an 88-89 which for the price is a bargoon!

From the LCBO web site:
Bundeena Bay Vineyard Series Pinot Grigio — LCBO#: 358978
Alcohol/Vol 12.5% Made in: Australia By: Penmara Wines Pty Ltd Sugar Content:9 g/L Sweetness Descriptor:D – Dry Style: Light & Crisp $13.70

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Nk’Mip QwAM QwMT Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

I love Oakanagan wines, and we so rarely get them in Ontario I jump at the chance anytime I get them. This one is dark in color with a bold rich aromatic nose that leaps up at you as you pour. Lots of black berry notes. On the mid palate the wine displays some lovely black cherry notes along with some dark chocolate and some coffee. Hold it in your mouth for a bit to appreciate it cause here comes the finish … The wine displays some firm tannins, some nice dryness and acidity. This is a lovely big bold cab, typical of Okanagan. This wine is young and I would say has a good deal of life left in it. If you like your wines softer age or decant this. I paired it with lamb and it held it’s own well. I would give this wine a solid 90. Yumm.

From the LCBO web site:
Nk’Mip QwAM QwMT Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 — VINTAGES#: 303719
Notes of blackcurrant, roasted coffee beans and savoury herbs entice the nose. The palate is all about dark fruit accented by toasty oak, all wrapped in a rich texture. Ripe tannins provide ample structure, and the finish shows good length. (VINTAGES panel, Jan. 2015)
$27.95

Release Date:March 7, 2015
Alcohol/Vol 14.5% Made in: British Columbia, Canada By: Constellation Brands Inc. Sugar Content:9 g/L Sweetness Descriptor:XD – Extra Dry

Nk’Mip Cellars (pronounced in-ka-MEEP) is the first Aboriginal-owned and -operated winery in North America.

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Yalumba Organic 2014 Shiraz

Inky dark in color with a nose of black berries. On the mid palate the wine displays blueberries almost to the point of blueberry jam. The wine is on the lighter side of medium in length. There’s almost no pepper, or spice going on. This is definitely a soft subtle, fruit forward shiraz and should be appreciated young. I’d give it an 88 or so. We paired it with a BBQ salmon and it went well. The softness of the wine left lots of room to appreciate the yummy salmon!

From the LCBO web site:
Yalumba Shiraz 2014 — VINTAGES#: 280883
This organic red wine is full-bodied, smooth and delicious with aromas of smoky black plums and blackberries. Deep and rich and satisfying. Great taste for the price. It opens beautifully on the palate with rich flavours of fleshy black fruit. Some pepper and spice and everything nice on the finish. This Australian red wine is loaded with black fruit, dried herbs and smoke. Pair with grass-fed beef. Pair with: gourmet burgers, mutton with mint and coriander, pizza, barbecued beef, pork. Drink: 2014-2020. Score – 92. (Natalie MacLean, nataliemaclean.com, Sept. 2014)

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Sister’s Run Bethlehem Block Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

Dark in color with a mild nose. On the mid palate the wine has some nice black cherry notes backed by some nice firm tannins along with nice acidity and lovely dryness on a medium length finish. The dark berries build nicely in the mouth. The wine is quite edgy at first easing as it breathes. Be sure and try it right out of the bottle. This is a very nice cab. I would give it a good 88-89 which for the price if a bargoon!

From the LCBO web site:
Sister’s Run Bethlehem Block Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 — VINTAGES#: 360636
Sister’s Run must have been delighted and surprised with the Blue-Gold (double gold) the wine received at the Sydney International Wine Competition ’13. It is elegant, and the wet, cool vintage had a silver lining for Barossa Valley cabernet, giving fragrance and varietal expression at lower alcohol levels than normal; the supple mouthfeel of this wine is one of its best features. Drink by: 2018. Score – 92. (James Halliday, winecompanion.com.au, July 26, 2014)

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Dandelion Vineyards Menagerie of The Barossa Grenache/Shiraz/Mataró 2012

Dark in color with nose of dark berries. On the mid palate the wine displays some nice dark berries, along with some blueberries. On the medium length finish the wine is a smooth well made food friendly wine. I would give it an 88 or so. Quite nice.

From the LCBO web site:
Dandelion Vineyards Menagerie of The Barossa Grenache/Shiraz/Mataró 2012 — VINTAGES#: 399899
Medium garnet-purple in color, the 2012 Menagerie of the Barossa Grenache Shiraz Mataro presents aromas of warm mulberries, kirsch and red currant jelly highlighted by hints of garrigue, dried herbs and pepper. Medium to full-bodied with mouth-filling red berry preserve, pepper and baking spice flavors, it has a medium level of velvety tannins and a lively acid line carrying the fruit to a long finish. Drink it now to 2018+. Score – 90+. (Lisa Perrotti-Brown, MW, erobertparker.com, May 2014) $20.95

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Barista Pinotage 2013

Dark in color with a rich nose of dark cherries and some dark chocolate. On the mid palate the wine displays some dark cherries to match the nose along with dark chocolate, some licorice and even some medicinal notes. The wine is creamy in texture and long notes of dark chocolate persist. Theres lots of notes of depth and complexity that I have a hard time describing. It’s quite rich. There’s some nice tannins to the long finish along with some sweetness. I would give it an 88-89. I am not well versed in Pinotage so can’t say whether this is a good one or not. It certain is a unique flavor.

From the LCBO web site:
Barista Pinotage 2013—VINTAGES#: 172585 | 750 mL bottle
STYLE – Medium-bodied & Fruity $14.95
Release Date:February 21, 2015
Alcohol/Vol 13.9% Made in: Western Cape, South Africa By: Vinimark Trading Sugar Content:6 g/L Sweetness Descriptor: XD – Extra Dry Style: Medium-bodied & Fruity Varietal: Pinotage Description This wine is Integrity & Sustainability Certified by the South African Wine and Spirit Board. The rich coffee aromas and flavours are produced by fermenting some of the carefully selected grapes in oak. The resulting wine will offer up red berry fruit, smoke, spice and, of course, coffee. Try this with braised beef, or with a hearty beef stew.

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2012 Simi Cab Sauv

Dark in color with a mild nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some lovely deep red cherry notes to match the nose. On the medium length finish the wine displays some firm tannins and peppery notes. There some nice acidity to go along with the finish. It’s a firm cab. Very nice 88-89.

From the LCBO web site:
Simi Cabernet Sauvignon — VINTAGES#: 25221
Grown in the cooler-climate Alexander Valley, this is an excellently structured and balanced Cabernet brimming with juicy cassis and fresh blackcurrant fruit backed by toasty oak. This is big enough for flavourful cuts of meat or aged cheeses and has the poise to cellar for 5+ years. (VINTAGES panel, Oct. 2014) $22.95

Release Date:February 21, 2015
Alcohol/Vol 13.5% Made in: California, USA By:Constellation Brands Inc. (Us) Sugar Content:6 g/L Sweetness Descriptor: XD – Extra Dry

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GENESIS CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2012

Dark color with a mild cab nose, red cherries. On the mid palate the wine displays some lovely red cherries to match the nose. On the medium length finish the wine displays some nice firm tannins and some lovely dryness. A lovely wine. I paired it with a steak and it held up well. I would give it a solid 89. Sadly not in the LCBO. :(

From the Winery’s web site:
GENESIS CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2012 $18
TASTING NOTES
Genesis Cabernet Sauvignon
Columbia Valley, Washington
For Hogue Genesis, we seek wine grapes from the most distinctive vineyard sites in Eastern Washington. Overall, 2008 was a cooler-than-average year, beginning with an unusually cool spring, which led to late bud break. During summer, the ripening fruit enjoyed even temperatures with no significant heat spikes. September and October were cool and dry. The 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon has a silky richness and great depth with blackberry, blueberry, and strawberry flavors, along with a trace of warm vanilla and nutmeg. Pour the Genesis Cabernet with prime rib, pepper and garlic crusted roast beef, or grilled steaks.

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2012 Carnivore Cab Sauv mini review

Inky dark in color with a mild nose of dark berries. On the mid palate the wine displays some nice dark cherries followed by some subtle minty notes. On the mid length finish the wine displays some nice dryness, some tannins and some nice acidity. All in all not a bad wine. I would give it an 88 or so.

From the LCBO web site:
Carnivor Cabernet Sauvignon — LCBO#: 392647 $16.95
Alcohol/Vol 13.5% Made in: California, USA By: Carnivor Wines Sugar Content:15 g/L Sweetness Descriptor:D – Dry

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2012 Rodney Strong Estate Pinot Noir

Slightly garnet in color with a nose of red berries. On the mid palate the wine displays some mild rustic notes along with some raspberries backed by some solid tannins and acidity. On the medium length finish the wine displays some firm tannins and some spicy notes. This is definitely a bigger pinot. I would give it an 88 or so.

From the LCBO web site:
Rodney Strong Estate Pinot Noir (V)— VINTAGES#: 954834
STYLE – Medium-bodied & Fruity $24.95

Release Date:December 1, 2014
Alcohol/Vol 13.9% Made in: California, USA By: Rodney Strong Vineyards Sugar Content:5 g/L Sweetness Descriptor: XD – Extra Dry Style: Medium-bodied & Fruity Description Russian River Valley is among the world’s finest areas outside Burgundy for growing Pinot Noir. This wine is beautifully intense with plum, cherry, beet, smoke and spice flavours. Pair with thick grilled pork chops, rotisserie chicken or grilled tuna steaks with mild salsa.

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Principe Corsini Le Corti Chianti Classico 2012

Dark in color with a mild nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some dried fruit, mild raisins. On the medium length finish the win displays some firm tannins, acidity and some nice dryness. I would give it an 88 or so.

From the LCBO web site:
Principe Corsini Le Corti Chianti Classico 2012 — VINTAGES#: 400861
Very lively and fresh, with blueberry and lemon-rind character. Medium body with a dense palate and fine tannins. Delicious, traditional-style Chianti Classico. Score – 90. (James Suckling, jamessuckling.com, Oct. 20, 2014) $21.95

Release Date:February 21, 2015
Alcohol/Vol 14.0% Made in: Tuscany, Italy By: Pur VodkaSugar Content:8 g/L Sweetness Descriptor: XD – Extra DryVarietal

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2012 3 Rings Shiraz

Dark in color with a nice nose of dark berries. On the mid palate the wine matches the nose with some deep, firm, dark berries, maybe a hint of blueberries. On the medium length finish the wine displays some firm tannins, some nice peppery notes along with some noticeable alcohol. Careful not to breath to close or you will be choking.At 14.9% I would suggest a bit of breathing before you serve. That or a bit of ageing would help as well. I would give this an 89 or so. A nice Shiraz.

From the LCBO web site:
3 Rings Shiraz 2012 — VINTAGES#: 15495
STYLE – Full-bodied & Smooth
Polished to a sheen, this frames pretty cherry and red plum flavors with a satiny texture and hints of green olive and spice as the finish lingers. Drink now through 2020. Score – 90. (Harvey Steiman, winespectator.com, June 15, 2014) $18.95

Release Date:February 21, 2015
Alcohol/Vol 13.5% Made in: South Australia, Australia By: Inland Trading Co. Sugar Content:9 g/L Sweetness Descriptor: XD – Extra DryStyle: Full-bodied & Smooth
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Mulderbosch Chenin Blanc 2012

I like my Cheins crisp and dry. This one is pale in color with a lovely nose of minerality. No sugar coming through here. On the mid palate the wine displays some lovely citrus notes along with some minerality and some nice crisp minerality. The finish is on the medium in length with some nice tartness sticking around. I really like wines like this. Very food friendly. You can pair it with lots of things and it will hold it’s own without over powering the food. We paired it with a pan fried Seabass and it went well. Yumm. I would give this a solid 89 which for the price is a great deal!

From the LCBO web site:
Mulderbosch Chenin Blanc 2012 — VINTAGES#: 675421
2012, tasted as ‘Chenin Blanc’ tank sample last year, now complex, concentrated with deep yellow peach, lees features. Mouthfilling & rich, balanced by tangy acidity. Step up on 2011. Score – 4 Stars (out of 5 (Excellent)). (Angela Lloyd, Platter’s South African Wine Guide, 2014) $14.95

Release Date:January 10, 2015
Alcohol/Vol 13.5% Made in: Western Cape, South Africa By: Mulderbosch Sugar Content:6 g/L Sweetness Descriptor: XD – Extra Dry
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Burnt Ship Bay 2013 Cab/Merlot

Dark in color with a mild nose of dark berries and dark cherries. On the mid palate the wine displays some black berries and black cherries to match the nose. The wine reminds me more of a cab franc. On the medium length finish the wine displays some nice firm tannins, some acidity and some dryness. The firm fruit lingers nicely in the mouth. I would give it an 88 or so. For $14.95 it’s a good deal. Available in the Feb 15 Vintage release LCBO number 404939

From the winery’s web site:
TASTING NOTES:
This classic Cabernet Merlot blend is loaded with ripe raspberry and cherry characteristics.
A delicious fruit forward, nicely balanced wine with soft and well integrated black cherry, cassis and hints of licorice.
Pair this wine with your favourite grilled and roasted meats: beef, lamb, venison and game are all great matches with this easy going red wine. Big enough mouth feel to match a rare steak and gentle enough on the tannins to handle grilled vegetables.

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2013 Kendall-Jackson Vintner’s Reserve Chardonnay

I last reviewed the 2012 vintage of this wine and enjoyed it. The wine is pale to golden in color with a lovely varietal chard nose with some mild pear notes coming through. On the mid palate this wine is a beautiful example of a California style chard. Lots of rich butter, cream, butterscotch and vanilla coming through. On the medium length finish the wine shows some nice acidity to balance out the experience. I would give this a 90. Yumm, and for the price! We paired it with pan seared scallops and it was a little piece of heaven in my mouth! If you don’t like oaked chards stay away from this one, you will hate it.

Kendall-Jackson Vintner’s Reserve Chardonnay (V) — VINTAGES#: 369686 STYLE – Full-bodied & Rich $19.95

Release Date:December 1, 2014 Alcohol/Vol 13.5% Made in: California, USA By: Jackson Wine Estates International Sugar Content: 9 g/L Sweetness Descriptor: D – Dry

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