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2015 Mission Hill Five Vineyard Cab/Merlot

Inky dark in color with a nice hearty dark berry nose. On the mid palate the wine matches the nose with lots of lovely dark berries along with some mocha and oaky/earthy notes. On the medium length finish the wine … Continue reading

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2015 Kendal Jackson Vintners reserve Chard

I last reviewed the 2014 vintage of this wine and enjoyed it. This one is slightly golden in color with a nice nose of pear and vanilla. On the mid palate the wine matches the nose with the usual suspects, … Continue reading

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2015 Duckhorn Cab Sauv

I last wrote up the 2013 vintage of this wine and loved it. This wine is on the by the bottle list at the Keg for $64 which is not a bad deal for a wine that costs $34.75 from … Continue reading

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2006 Groom Shiraz

Often times i head down to my cellar and look for something that I know I should pull and drink, but at the same time does not have some sort of significance that makes me want to hold off. I … Continue reading

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Oak Bay Pinot Noir 2013

I love pinots and love Okanagan wines, the terroir from the region is distinct. This wine is lovely garnet in color with a lovely varietal rustic nose. On the mid palate the wine matches the nose with lovely rich rustic … Continue reading

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Alba Vega Albariño 2015

Albariño as you may know is a white grape grown primarily in Spain that when done right creates a lovely crisp, dry, food friendly, sauv blanc like wine. This one is no exception. Pale in color with a nice crisp … Continue reading

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Mulderbosch Chenin Blanc 2016

Pale in color with a lovely crisp dry nose, with some nice minerality and citrus notes coming through. On the mid palate the wine displays some lovely crisp dry citrus notes to match the nose. On the medium length finish … Continue reading

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Xavier Ventoux 2015

The back of this wine says AOC Protogee … I did a bunch of digging and eventually found out the wine is from the Rhone valley and the wine is 50% Syrah, 30% Grenache, and 20% Mourvèdre. Dark in color … Continue reading

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Waimea Sauvignon Blanc 2016

Pale in color with a nice crisp nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some lovely grassy notes along with some nice pink grapefruit. On the medium length finish the wine displays some nice crisp acidity and some nice … Continue reading

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Arboleda Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Inky dark in color with a nice vibrant cherry nose. On the mid palate the wine matches the nose with nice dark cherries coming through along with some oak. I previously reviewed the 2008 vintage of this wine and loved … Continue reading

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Wakefield Pinot Noir 2016

Garnet in color with a mild light red berry nose. On the mid palate there are some varietal pinot noir notes, this raspberries and the like. On the mid palate the wine displays some varietal pinot noir notes to match … Continue reading

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2016 Pondview Dragonfly Pinot Grigio

Pale in color with a mild crisp nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some nice dry crisp notes along with a hint of peach,and pear and stone fruits. On the medium length finish the wine displays some nice … Continue reading

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2014 Pepper Tree Merlot mini review

Sorry to be a little slow on the updates. Life’s been a bit busy. Dark in color with a dark berry nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some bold dark fruits and some plum. On the medium length … Continue reading

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2015 Dalrymple Pinot noir mini review

Garnet in color with a lovely varietal nose. On the mid palate the wine displays the usual soft red berries and some nice rustic notes. This is a spot on varietal pinot … On the medium length finish the wine … Continue reading

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2014 Gretzky Estates Merlot

Dark in color with a mild dark berry nose. On the mid palate the wine matches the nose with some nice dark berries coming through along with some earthy notes and some oak. On the medium length finish the wine … Continue reading

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Pinot Grigio Vigneti delle Dolomiti IGT 2015 (mini review)

Pale in color with a lovely crisp nose, with some nice minerality coming through. On the mid palate the wine matches the nose with some lovely crisp citrus notes. On the medium length finish the wine displays some lovely vibrant … Continue reading

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2015 Vignamaggio Monna Lisa Chianti Classico (mini review)

Dark in color with a mild nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some varietal Chianti flavors, red berries and the like. On the medium length finish the wine displays some nice smooth tannins and some lovely dryness. This … Continue reading

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2014 Chateau Capbern

This is another one from my Bordeaux futures order. Inky dark in color with a lovely expressive nose with lots of dark berries coming through. On the mid palate there’s some nice black fruits but they are smacked almost immediately … Continue reading

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Kendall-Jackson Vintner’s Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Dark color with a mild cherry nose. On the mid palate the wine matches the nose with some lovely cherry notes. On the medium length finish the wine displays some nice smooth tannins, and acidity along with some nice dryness. … Continue reading

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2014 Peacock Sky Merlot/Malbec (mini review)

Inky dark in color with a nice blackberry nose. On the mid palate the wine displays traditional Malbec notes with blackberry dominating. On the medium length finish the wine displays some nice tannins, and some slight pepper and spice. A … Continue reading

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2016 Map Maker Sauv Blanc

Pale in color with a nice crisp dry nose … On the mid palate the wine delivers a lovely crisp dry Sauv blacn with nice lemon and grassy notes coming through. On the medium length finish the wine displays some … Continue reading

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2015 Azul cab Sauv (mini review)

I previously tasted Azul’s Sauv blanc and enjoyed it! This one is inky dark in color with a bold dark cherry nose. On the mid palate the wine has a lovely, expressive dark cherry taste to match the nose along … Continue reading

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2015 Flat Rock Pinot noir

Flat Rock have been consistently, quietly making varietal Pinot Noirs for a long time now. This one is no exception. Garnet in color with nice soft red berry nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some nice soft red … Continue reading

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2016 Jacobs Creek Reserve Chard

Pale in color with a mild nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some lovely varietal apple and pear. On the finish the wine displays some nice mild vanilla notes. This is a gently oaked chard. Nice and dry. … Continue reading

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2015 H3 Cab sauv

Dark in color with a nice vibrant nose of dark berries. On the mid palate the wine matches the nose with bold black cherries coming through nicely, backed almost immediately by some strong pepper/spicey notes. On the medium length finish … Continue reading

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