Monthly Archives: April 2015

Ara Pathway 2014 Sauv Blanc

I love Sauv Blancs, so food friendly and versatile. Great and refreshing in the summer, goes great in the winter. This one is pale in color with an expressive nose that leaps up at you when you first pour it. … Continue reading

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Marietta Christo Lot 2 NV mini review

This wine is Non-Vintage meaning that they blend grapes from different years to hand craft the taste of the wine. This particular wine is 69% Syrah 18% Grenache 12% Petite Sirah 1% Viognier according to the Lifford listing for it. … Continue reading

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Asylum 2012 Zinfandel mini review

Lots of people only know Zinfandel as the pink inexpensive summer sippers, but Zinfandels can also be nice fruit forward wines (think Merlot like, sorta kinda not really) or even big wines. In Italy the same grape is called the … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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. … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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