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Lander-Jenkins Chardonnay 2014

Pale in color with a nice albeit mild nose of apple and pear. On the mid palate the wine matches the nose with apple and pear, lovely fruit! On the medium length finish the wine displays some lovely soft vanilla … 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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Sivas-Sonoma Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 mini review

Dark color with a mild nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some nice dark berries. On the medium length finish the wine displays some nice tannins and some noticeably hot acidity. I would give it an 88 or … Continue reading

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2005 Château Beauregard

This is a merlot/Cab franc blend. It’s dark in color with a mild nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some deep rich fruit, plum is coming through (from the merlot) as well as some nice dark berries (from … Continue reading

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Winzervereinigung Freyburg 2015 Sauv Blanc mini review

This is a wine from a recent German wine event I attended. The lone Sauv Blanc at the event. Pale in color with a mild nose with some nice grassy and citrus notes. On the mid palate the wine matches … Continue reading

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2012 Whitehaven Pinot Noir

Garnet in color with a lovely varietal rustic nose. On the mid palate the wine matches the nose with rustic notes, soft red berries and the like. On the medium length finish the wine displays some nice acidity. I would … Continue reading

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2013 13th Street Pinot gris

Pale in color with a nice crisp nose. On the mid palate the wine displays apple and hint of peach. On the medium length finish the wine displays some lovely minerality and some nice crisp acidity. Very food friendly. I … Continue reading

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2014 Whitehaven Sauv Blanc

Pale in color with nice mild grassy citrus nose. On the mid palate the wine spot on matches the nose with some nice grassy notes along with some nice citrus. On the medium length finish the wine displays some nice … Continue reading

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2012 Vineland Estates reserve Chard

Pale to golden in color with a lovely varietal chard nose of apple and pear. On the mid palate the fruit is big with some nice apple and pear to match the nose. On the medium length finish there’s some … Continue reading

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Niagara on the Lake visit and Chateau des Charmes Paul Bosc Sauv Blanc

We are fortunate in Toronto to live close to a number of wine regions. Here in Ontario they are broken down into 5 appellations (regions). If your planning a trip to any Ontario wineries the place to start your planning … Continue reading

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Château Saint-Nicolas 2010 Bordeaux

Inky dark in color with a nice nose of black berries. On the mid palate the wine displays rich black cherries to match the nose. On the medium length finish, right out of the bottle the wine displayed noticeable alcohol … Continue reading

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Dierberg 2012 Pinot noir mini review

Garnet in color with a lovely rustic nose varietal for a pinot. On the mid palate the wine displays some lovely fruit forward rustic notes and strawberry to match the nose. On the finish the wine is a smooth pinot … Continue reading

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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. … Continue reading

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2012 McGregor Vineyards Reserve Cab Franc

Back in the summer we took a trip down to the finger lakes and I was impressed enough to buy a number of wines at the winery. This is one of those. Dark in color with a nice smooth red … Continue reading

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2012 Innocent bystander Pinot Noir

Lighter color mild on the nose. On the mid pallet the wine displays some nice soft red berries along with some rustic notes. On the medium length finish the wine displays some spicy notes along with some acidity. This is … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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California wine fair is coming to town!

The California wine fair is coming back to town! With dates in Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec City, Calgary and Halifax. I go to the Toronto event every year and love it. Lots of great wines and good food. The price … Continue reading

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2008 Rodney Strong Merlot

This wine is lighter almost garnet in color. On the nose the wine displays the varietal plum that indicates this may just be a good one! On the mid pallet this wine has lovely plum with a nice bit of … Continue reading

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LES HAUTS DE MONTFORT LES MÉGALITHES 2009

Dark in color with a mild nose. On the mid pallet the wine has some mild fruit flavors, cassis and some earthy flavors. On the finish the wine has some nice dryness and tannins well in check. For the price … Continue reading

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Ontario wine tasting events in Toronto

There are two great Ontario wine tasting events here in Toronto. Be sure and check them out! They are a great opportunity to checkout a lot of different Ontario wineries! Taste Ontario (an LCBO event) is on Sept 28th and … Continue reading

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A romantic weekend get away to Niagara wine region

Living in the GTA we are close to two wine regions, Niagara and Prince Edward County. I’ve already written up my visits to Prince Edward County , this time Niagara. I’ve been down to Niagara a number of times for … Continue reading

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2009 Prospect winery Haynes Barn Cab Merlot

We had this wine during our stay At Big White ski resort in BC. Carver’s Bar and Grill has a nice selection of Okanogan wines by the glass for very reasonable prices! Dark in color with a mild nose of … Continue reading

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California Wine Fair

Folks it’s that time of year again .. time for the California Wine fair! This is one of my favorite events of the year. There are a ton of wines, great foods and it’s held at the Royal York so … Continue reading

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2009 Beringers Founders Estate Chardonnay

The wine is pale in color with a mild nose. On the mid pallet this wine is a smack on varietal California style chard. Some lovely vanilla, some caramel, some nice apple, and some oak coming through. On the medium … Continue reading

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LAMMERSHOEK BARRIQUE CHENIN BLANC 2007

Back in June 2009 I last reviewed this wine. I discovered one left over in my cellar. Ooops. I wouldn’t consider this an aging wine. I quite enjoyed it back then so I was interested to see how it has … Continue reading

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