Author Archives: John Galea

2013 Montes Alpha Cab Sauv (mini review)

Dark in color with a nice cherry nose. On the mid palate the wine matches the nose with some nice soft red cherries coming through. On the medium length finish the wine displays some nice smooth tannins, acidity and some … Continue reading

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2014 Joie Pinot Noir (non reserve) mini review

Garnet in color with a mild red berry nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some soft red berries, think raspberry, along with some nice rustic notes, spot on varietal. On the medium length finish the wine displays some … Continue reading

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2027 Cellars Aberdeen Road Vineyard Chardonnay 2013

Pale in color with a nice albeit mild apple/pear nose. On the mid palate the wine diplays some lovely fruit, apple and pear to match the nose. This is well done! On the medium length finish the wine some nice … Continue reading

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Light Horse Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Dark in color with a nice black berry nose. On the mid palate the wine displays blackberries to match the nose. On the medium length finish there’s some noticeable oak along with some tannins and acidity. Honestly this wine reminded … Continue reading

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2014 Beringers Founders Chard

Pale in color with a mild slightly odd nose. Nothing I can place. On the mid palate the wine displays some varietal chard fruit, pear really coming through along with some apple. On the medium length finish the pear comes … Continue reading

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2015 Bishop Shiraz (mini review)

Inky dark in color with a nice black berry nose. On the mid palate the wine matches the nose with lots of lovely black berries coming through. On the medium length finish the wine displays some smooth tannins and acidity. … Continue reading

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2014 Mission Hill Five Vineyards Chardonnay mini review

Slightly golden in color with a mild, varietal chard nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some nice apple/pear to match the nose. On the medium length finish the wine displays some nice mild vanilla and butterscotch. The fruit … Continue reading

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G. Marquis The Silver Line Chardonnay 2014

Sorry for the earlier message, someone had hacked into our site 🙁 Pale in color with a lovely varietal chard nose. On the mid palate the wine displays traditional apple and pear notes. On the medium length finish there are … Continue reading

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2009 Hidden Bench Felseck vineyard Pinot Noir

I’ve had this one in my cellar for quite a while now and thought it was time to crack it. Couldn’t wait any longer 🙂 Nice garnet in color with a lovely varietal rustic nose along with some typical barnyard, … Continue reading

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Rivera Il Falcone Riserva Castel del Monte 2009

Dark in color with a nice fruity red berry nose. About the only thing fruity about this wine. On the mid palate the wine displays some red berry notes to match the nose along with some noticeable oak notes. On … Continue reading

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St. Francis Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Inky dark in color with a nice black berry nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some lovely rich dark berries/cherries to match the nose along with some nice oak notes along with some nice mocha. On the medium … Continue reading

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2012 Château Argadens Bordeaux

I last reviewed the 2011 which I only had a tasting of so I thought I would grab a bottle of it. The wine is a vinatges essential so available in many LCBO web stores. Dark in color with a … Continue reading

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Bogle Essential Red 2014

This is another excellent red from Bogle. Dark in color with a mild red berry nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some rich dark cherry fruit. The cab sauv is really coming through. On the medium length finish … Continue reading

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Château Argadens Bordeaux 2011 mini review

Dark in color with a nice red berry nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some lovely rich red berries to match the nose. On the medium length finish the wine displays some firm tannins and lively acidity along … Continue reading

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Calera Mount Harlan 2012 Chardonnay mini review

Pale in color with a nice varietal nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some lovely rich varietal fruit, nice apple/pear and vanilla. On the medium length finish the vanilla lives on nicely in the mouth. This is a … Continue reading

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2014 Stoney Rdige Cab Franc

Dark in color with a mild red cherry nose. On the mid palate the wine matches the nose with some nice red cherries coming through. On the medium length finish the wine displays some lively acidity along with some smooth … Continue reading

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14 Hands 2014 Chard

I’ve been on a roll of good chards lately … This is another one. Pale to slightly golden in color with a mild nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some lovely varietal apple and pear. On the medium … Continue reading

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Ricasoli Brolio Chianti Classico 2013

Dark in color with a mild red cherry nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some nice dried fruits and red cherry notes. On the medium length finish the wine displays some lovely smooth tannins, nice dryness and complexity. … Continue reading

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Barbuntín Albarino 2014

On behalf of CWG and I Merry Christmas or Seasons greetings to you and your family! Albarino’s inc ase you don’t know them can be nice crisp dry wines from Spain. This particular one is golden in color with a … Continue reading

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2013 St Francis Cab Sauv

Dark in color with a nice red cherry nose. On the mid palate this is a lovely smooth cab sauv with lots of nice red cherries to match the nose. On the medium length finish the wine displays some nice … Continue reading

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2014 Peller Private reserve Pinot noir

I enjoy my pinot noirs and Niagara make some fabulous ones! They are super food friendly. This one is garnet in color with a with a mild nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some nice smooth softer light … Continue reading

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Two sisters 2015 Oaked chardonnay mini review

It’s not unusual for wineries to purchase grapes to broaden their offerings or simply to keep the production facilities busy. Idle equipment = lost revenue. It’s always a shame when these wineries purchase grapes from outside their appelation. Two sisters … Continue reading

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2014 Peppoli Chianti Classico

A while back I did a writeup after a tasting of a bunch of chianti’s from Gabbiano. I learned lots about the region. This chianti classico has seen some time in oak, and then some bottle aging. Nothing specific on … Continue reading

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2014 Peller Signature series sauv blanc (mini review)

This sauv blanc has been aged in oak for 1 year. Most sauv blancs from New Zealand for example see no oak. In California an oaked sauv blanc is called a fume blanc. This one is pale in color with … Continue reading

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2013 Sterling Chard

Th Californians are making great strides at dialing down the oak on the chards and letting the fruit shine through. I submit this as an example. Pale to golden in color with a mild varietal nose. On the mid palate … Continue reading

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