Feudo Maccari Noto Ner√© Nero d’Avola 2020

This one comes to me as a recommendation from Semion … Dark in color with a mild black berry nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some nice rich black fruits to match the nose. On the medium length finish the wine has some nice firm black peppery notes, form tannins and lively acidity. Nero D’Avola wines are lovely and distinctive, but if your looking for a soft elegant wine, ya this so ain’t that … but if you like your wines, like the author of this post, firm edge and distinctive, this might be right up your alley. I would give this a solid 88, nice and dry, and for the money a great deal even before the sale. Act now! Operators are standing by! From the LCBO web site, check stock, I’ll be going back to grab more! Now I have to say, when I think of Italian names … Fuedo, doe NOT come to mind ūüôā I digress:

$17.95 Original Price $19.95 Save $2.00Sale Ends: December 31st VINTAGES#: 339101

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Plenty of crushed mulberry and blackberry aromas with hints of fresh herbs. Medium bodied with medium, round tannins and a delicious finish. Iron-like undertones. Shows a nice balance of light tannins and freshness, as in recent vintages. Drink and enjoy. Score – 91. (jamessuckling.com, Aug. 17, 2022)

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  • Release Date September¬†23,¬†2023
  • Alcohol/Vol 14.5%
  • Made In Sicily, Italy
  • By Feudo Maccari
  • Sugar Content 5¬†g/L
  • Varietal Nero d’Avola
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2020 Castello di Gabbiano Chianti Classico DOCG

This is a general list product that was on sale so I thought I’d give it a whirl … Chianti Classicos have become one of my favorite, go to wines. This one is dark in color with a mild red berry nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some soft cherry notes along with some firm tomato notes and acidity. On the medium length finish, with food the tannins are soft and the acidity is kind of overwhelming. The acidity eased as it was open, and the tannins were more noticeable without food. Funny enough, we only paired it with trout. I would give it an 87-88, not great, I’ve had better Chianti Classicos even at the sale price. If I had more I’d take them back … From the LCBO web site, check stock:

$19.00 Original Price $22.00 Save $3.00 Sale Ends: November 26th

Product Details

Medium ruby colour; aromas and flavours of chocolate, dark fruit and gentle baking spice, with prune and honey notes; dry, medium-bodied, structured tannins and refreshing acidity.

Taste Profile

  • Flavours Chocolate, Dark Fruit, Savory

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  • Alcohol/Vol 14%
  • Made InTuscany, Italy
  • By Cavaliere d’Oro
  • Sugar Content 3¬†g/L
  • Varietal Chianti
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Villa Wolf Pinot Noir 2021

Garnet in color with a red berry nose … On the mid palate the wine displays some sour cherry notes. On the lighter side of medium in length this wine displays soft tannins, but vibrant acidity especially with food, nice and dry. Without food the wine’s tannins are more noticeable. This is definitely more of a soft, fruit forward, gentle pinot. I would give it an 87-88 … If you were looking for a good pinot to introduce someone to, this might not be a bad choice, personally, I won’t be rushing back to get more, but if I had more, I’d probably keep them. From the LCBO web site, check stock:

$19.95 VINTAGES#: 22141

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Villa Wolf traces its winemaking beginnings to 1756, but its modern ascendancy dates to 1996, when the Dr. Loosen estate began overseeing the vineyards. Pfalz is Pinot (a.k.a. Sp√§tburgunder) country, and this one has wonderful acidity, ripe and juicy cherry, earth, smoke, and wood spice. Made for everyday dining, it’s a fun, engaging wine that will work with grilled sausages or grilled salmon.

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  • Release Date September¬†9,¬†2023
  • Alcohol/Vol 12%
  • Made In Pfalz, Germany
  • By Vintages Front Line Release
  • Sugar Content 5¬†g/L
  • Varietal Pinot Noir
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Ch√Ęteau La Gorce 2018

I haven’t had this one in a while, way back in 2014 it was the 2005 vintage back then … Dark in color with a nice rich dark berry nose … On the mid palate the wine displays big bold black fruits to match the nose, black cherries and the like along with some rich mocha and dark chocolate notes. On the medium length finish the wine displays firm but approachable tannins and acidity. If you like your wines with some bits, then drink now, if you prefer a little more subtle and elegant give it a year or so to age or decant it. The complexity and layers of this wine are lovely. I would give it a solid 88+ which for the price is not a bad deal at all, super dry! I’m going back to get some more for the cellar! This will easily keep a couple years, maybe even 5 … Yumm! From the LCBO web site check stock:

$24.95 VINTAGES#: 91397

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Aromas of black cherry, coffee, walnut and black olive. It’s full-bodied with firm, chewy tannins. Nice flavors and good length with hints of bitter spice and dark wood on the finish. Try from 2024. Score – 90. (jamessuckling.com, March 3, 2021)

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  • Release Date October¬†21,¬†2023
  • Alcohol/Vol 14%
  • Made In Bordeaux, France
  • By Vintages Front Line Release
  • Sugar Content 2¬†g/L
  • Varietal Bordeaux Red
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Castello di Bossi C. Berardenga Chianti Classico 2020

Dark in color with a milder cherry nose. On the mid palate the wine has some vibrant black cherry notes, along with some dark chocolate and mocha. On the longer side of medium in length this wine packs a BIG punch with firm tannins and acidity … very dry. If your looking for a smooth elegant wine then you best decant or age this wine, at this point it’s BIG. Watch what you serve with it or your not tasting the food. We served it with filet mignon and it was way to big for it … I would give it a -88 … not exactly what I usually expect from a Chianti Classico … From the LCBO web site, check stock:

$22.95 VINTAGES#: 994608

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A layered and juicy red with currant, cedar and some walnut character. It’s full and savory with lovely fruit and real Chianti Classico character in the undertones of mushrooms and bark. From organically grown grapes. Drink now [through 2026+]. Score – 93. (jamessuckling.com, July 4, 2022)

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  • Release Date September 9, 2023
  • Alcohol/Vol 14%
  • Made In Tuscany, Italy
  • By Vintages Front Line Release
  • Sugar Content 2 g/L
  • Varietal Sangiovese Blend
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Villa Cerna Primocolle Chianti Classico 2019

Dark in color with a nice mild cherry nose. On the mid palate the wine displays lovely vibrant cherry notes along with some nice coffee, mocha and dark chocolate notes. On the medium length finish the wine display lovely vibrant acidity, strong youthful tannins and beautiful dryness … nice and complex. This in a wine that punches way above it’s price point and earns the yumm score. Chianti Classicos are definitely becoming some of my favorite wines, I will be going back to get more as it ought to keep for a good year or two, definitely a drink now if you like your wines with some body! From the LCBO web site, check stock:

$19.95 VINTAGES#: 573501

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Lovely sweet-cherry and orange-peel aromas follow through to a medium body with fine tannins and lively acidity. Fresh and delicious. Drink now [through 2029+]. Score – 91. (jamessuckling.com, Aug. 8, 2022)

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  • Release Date October 7, 2023
  • Alcohol/Vol 14.6%
  • Made In Tuscany, Italy
  • By Vintages Front Line Release
  • Sugar Content 2 g/L
  • Varietal Sangiovese
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Monterra Cabernet Sauvignon 2021

Dark in color with a mild cherry nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some some nice vibrant, varietal, rich cherry notes along with some mild herbal notes, but not in your face. On the medium length finish the wine displays firm tannins, acidity, soft peppery notes and dryness. I would give this an 88- Not a bad cab for the money if I had more I would note return it, but I won’t rush back and grab a case either. From the LCBO web site, check stock:

$21.95 VINTAGES#: 12835

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The 2021 vintage in McLaren Vale was one that offered an ideal balance of warm days and cool nights combined with predominantly dry conditions leading up to and through the harvest. This wine is ripe and inviting, with dark berry fruit, vanilla, oak spice, and dark flowers. Complex and firm on the finish. Drink through early 2030s.[Australian Wine Showcase did not include a tasting note.] Score – 95. (Australian Wine Showcase, March 2023)

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  • Release Date October¬†21,¬†2023
  • Alcohol/Vol 14.5%
  • Made In South Australia, Australia
  • By Vintages Front Line Release
  • Sugar Content 3¬†g/L
  • Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
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2022 Gabbiano Pinot Grigio IGT Delle Venezie2022

Pale straw in color with a nice citrus nose. On the mid palate the wine displays strong green apple notes … On the medium length finish the wine displays vibrant acidity, and citrus notes that stick nicely to the palate, nice and dry, right up my alley. This is definitely NOT a wimpy Grigio, it has some bite. We paired it with air fried, rotisserie pork tenderloin and it held it’s own, but honestly, wasn’t a match made in heaven, the wine was a bit over powering. I would give it a solid 88 which for the price is a good deal. From the LCBO web site, check stock, on sale right now $2 off:

$14.00 Original Price$16.00 Save $2.00 Sale Ends: November 5th

Product Details

A lovely example of a Venetian pinot grigio. Pale yellow, with delicate aromas of ripe pear, honeydew melon and nuts. The palate shows tropical notes of banana and mango, along with crisp minerality. It’s light-bodied and dry with a clean finish. Pair with cream-based pasta dishes, lightly fried calamari, or summer salads.

Taste Profile

  • Flavours Pear, Melon, Nutty
  • Sweetness
  • Body
  • Flavour Intensity
  • Acidity

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  • Alcohol/Vol 12%
  • Made InItaly
  • By Cavaliere d’Oro
  • Sugar Content 4¬†g/L
  • Varietal Pinot Grigio
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2021 Flat Rock Pinot Noir Classics

I haven’t had a Flat Rock Pinor Noir in a long time, so when a guest brought it over I was thrilled to reunite with an old fav … I was positively shocked to see the Gravity Pinot has crept all the way up to $40 a bottle … Duck was on the menu so Pinot was a great choice … but then again the guest asked for a suggestion ūüėČ Slightly garnet in color with a nice varietal nose. On the mid palate the wine is spot on, exactly what one would expect from a Pinot, and I’ve always considered Flat Rock to be one of the Benchmarks for a good Niagara Pinot Noir … Nice cherry and rustic notes. On the medium length finish the wine displays nice firm tannins, acidity the flavors cling to mouth … nice and dry. I would give this a solid 88+, the complexity since I last had this wine has definitely kicked up a notch or two … This should easily keep a few years, but in boat, this is spot on approachable now, but I appreciate an edgier wine. I can’t say I find my taste buds aligning with the LCBO description … From the LCBO web site, check stock:

$24.95 VINTAGES#: 1545

Product Details

Innovative Flat Rock Cellars specializes in crafting elegant Pinot Noir. This excellent wine is a great introduction, with its flavours of berry preserves, herbs, blood orange and watermelon. It works well with grilled salmon or with veal in a red wine reduction.

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  • Vintages Essentials Vintages Essentials
  • Made In Ontario

Taste Profile

  • Flavours Berry, Marmalade, Herbal
  • Sweetness
  • Body
  • Flavour Intensity
  • Tannins

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  • Release Date April¬†1,¬†2023
  • Alcohol/Vol 13%
  • Made In Ontario, Canada
  • ByFlat Rock
  • Sugar Content 2¬†g/L
  • Varietal Pinot Noir
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Valdemar Inspiración Selección 2019

Dark in color with a black berry nose. On the mid palate the wine display some nice black fruits to match the nose. On the medium length in finish the wine display some peppery notes, along with some nice tannins and acidity. This is a nice wine, nice and dry with some nice complexity and mouth grip. I’d give it an 88 or so. Not as big as some tempranillos, quite approachable even now. From the LCBO website, check stock:

$19.95 VINTAGES#: 166512

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Creamed red cherries, blackberries and fine spices on the nose, follow through to a juicy, medium-bodied palate rounded by fresh and silky tannins. Elegant and lengthy finish to close. Drink now [through 2029+]. Score – 91. (Zekun Shuai, jamessuckling.com, May 9, 2023)

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  • Release Date September 9, 2023
  • Alcohol/Vol 13.5%
  • Made In Rioja, Spain
  • By Vintages Front Line Release
  • Sugar Content 2 g/L
  • Varietal Tempranillo/Graciano
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Il Poggio Sannio Aglianico 2018

Dark in color with a mild red cherry nose … about the only thing mild about this wine. On the mid palate the wine packs a big punch with cherry, earthy notes, strong oak, and big dark chocolate. On the longer side of medium in length on the finish the wine packs BIG firm tannins and acidity … nice and dry. If you like your wines big and bold, this might be right up your alley, if you’ve never had an Aglianico this is a good one … If your use to smooth elegant food friendly wines … ya this is so not the wine your looking for. I would give it a solid 88 … lots of complexity … From the LCBO web site, check stock:

$19.95 VINTAGES#: 575225

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Very aglianico nose, showing plum skin, amarena cherry and hints of dark chocolate, dried sweet herbs and red licorice. Medium-bodied with a silky-textured, fruity palate and fine, well integrated tannins that just flex a little muscle at the end. Long finish with steely fruit. Delicious. Drink now. Score – 92. (jamessuckling.com, July 5, 2021)

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  • Release Date October¬†7,¬†2023
  • Alcohol/Vol 14%
  • Made In Campania, Italy
  • By Vintages Front Line Release
  • Sugar Content 2¬†g/L
  • Varietal Aglianico
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Buried Cane Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

Dark in color with a a vibrant black berry nose … On the mid palate the wine displays intense, vibrant black fruits. On the medium length finish the wine displays firm tannins and peppery notes along with some firm acidity, super dry! This is not a soft, elegant cab … more of an edgy wine. Some breathing or aging would help but if you like your cabs firm, this is ready to go! I would give it an 87-88 … From the LCBO web site, check stock

$19.95 VINTAGES#: 402081

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The name Buried Cane refers to a technique, commonplace in chilly wine-growing regions such as Ontario’s own Prince Edward County along with parts of the Pacific Northwest and others, whereby vines are covered in earth and ‘hibernate’ through the winter to avoid freezing. Expect this wine to showcase vibrant cherry, raspberry and redcurrant caressed by plush tannins and savour with hearty beef stew.

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  • Release Date September 9, 2023
  • Alcohol/Vol 13.9%
  • Made In Washington, United States
  • By Buried Cane
  • Sugar Content 2 g/L
  • Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
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Rustenberg Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

Dark in color with a mild dark cherry nose. On the mid palate the wine displays lovely rich dark cherries to match the nose along with some nice soft dark chocolate notes and som nice smooth tannins and acidity. This is a super food friendly wine, nice and dry that sticks to the palate! … I would give it an 88 or so which for the price is a bargain. Definite yum! From the LCBO web site, check stock: I will definitely go back and grab more it should keep easily for a couple years!

$19.95 VINTAGES#: 443374

Product Details

Ripe, black berry distinction with new oak dusting (20%), gentle muscular feel & ripple of fine-grained tannins all indicative of Stellenbosch cab. 2019 also has pleasing freshness but remains youthfully tight, needs time to flesh out, reach full potential. Score – 91. (Platter’s South African Wine Guide, 2022)

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  • Release Date September 9, 2023
  • Alcohol/Vol 14%
  • Made In Stellenbosch, South Africa
  • Sugar Content 3 g/L
  • Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
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Altanza Crianza 2018

Dark in color with a mild dark fruit nose. On the mid palate the wine display some black fruits, black cherries and the like. On the medium length finish the wine displays some vibrant acidity and tannins and a whack of noticeable alcohol. This was so strong that I broke out the decanter for the first time in a long time, which eased the alcohol nicely, but also seemed to dampen the fruits. I had planned this to go with our filet mignon Sunday dinner, and I have to say, I was underwhelmed. I would give it an 87-88. I’m sure you’ve guessed, I won’t be going back for more ūüėČ From the LCBO web site, check stock:

$19.95 VINTAGES#: 114835

Product Details

Made from 100% Tempranillo, this wine spent 12 months in French oak casks, 15% of them new, followed by a further two months in French oak foudres. Expect notes of ripe strawberry and cherry mingling with balanced oak spice and subtle licorice, and savour with a selection of manchego, provolone and Comté cheeses; chorizo; or patatas bravas (spiced potatoes). Drink through 2026+.

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  • Release Date August 19, 2023
  • Alcohol/Vol 13.3%
  • Made In Rioja, Spain
  • By Vintages Front Line Release
  • Sugar Content 2 g/L
  • Varietal Tempranillo
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Byron & Harold Rose & Thorns Cabernet Sauvignon 2020

Dark in color with a dark berry nose. On the mid palate the wine display some nice vibrant black cherry notes to match the nose. On the lighter side of medium in length the wine displays some soft tannins and acidity. This is very much a fruit forward, drink now style of wine. Perfect for hamburgers or pizza, but be careful what you serve it with, it’s easily overwhelmed. I would give it an 87-88. From the LCBO web site, check stock:

$21.95 VINTAGES#: 30891

Product Details

Beautifully vivid blackcurrants and raspberries with crushed stone and violets. Medium-bodied with fine tannins and a fresh finish. Lovely fresh fruit with rose petals. Drink or hold. Score – 94. (jamessuckling.com, Nov. 7, 2022)

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  • Release Date September¬†9,¬†2023
  • Alcohol/Vol 14.5%
  • Made In Western Australia, Australia
  • Sugar Content 4¬†g/L
  • Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
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Head High Pinot Noir 2021

Garnet in color with a a soft red berry nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some vibrant rich bold red fruit, strawberry and raspberry notes … On the medium length finish the wine displays some nice smooth acidity and tannins. This is a lovely rich, varietal food friendly pinot … Quite nice, complex and dry. I would give it an 88 or so … From the LCBO check stock:

$26.95 VINTAGES#: 12892

Product Details

The drought conditions of 2021 gave rise to grapes of great concentration and quality. This Pinot was sourced from vineyards across Sonoma County, each planted with the same clonal selections but reflecting the varied topography and mesoclimates of their specific sites. The final result is a dynamic wine with bold cherry tones and notes of forest floor, herbs and spice.

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  • Release Date August¬†19,¬†2023
  • Alcohol/Vol 14%
  • Made In California, United States
  • By Vintages Front Line Release
  • Sugar Content 3¬†g/L
  • Varietal Pinot Noir
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Feudo Maccari Olli Grillo 2021

Pale straw in color with a nice citrus and minerally nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some lovely citrus notes, lemon/lime and the like along with some beautiful minerality. On the medium length finish the bright vivid acidity dance nicely on the tongue and the minerality hangs around nicely. This is a lively, crisp dry food friendly wine. I was all ready to jump and grab more, and then it hit me … about 15 minute sneezing fit that is typically indicative of high sulphites in the wine ūüôĀ From the LCBO web site, check stock:

$16.95 VINTAGES#: 477877

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A fragrant nose of peach, jasmine and fresh flowers. Medium-bodied with zippy acidity and some mineral notes that add welcome depth to the bright stone and citrus fruit. So fresh. Drink now. Score – 92. (jamessuckling.com, Aug. 17, 2022)

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  • Release Date July¬†22,¬†2023
  • Alcohol/Vol 12.5%
  • Made In Sicily, Italy
  • By Vintages Front Line Release
  • Sugar Content 2¬†g/L
  • Varietal Grillo
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Ch√Ęteau Tanunda Grand Barossa Cabernet Sauvignon 2021

Inky dark in color with a mild black fruit nose. On the mid palate the wine matches the nose with black currants, blackberries and blueberries, quite a bold fruit forward wine … On the medium length finish the wine displays some smooth tannins and acidity along with a boat load of black pepper (This might ease some with aging) … nice and dry. If there’s anything missing it’s that this is not an overly complex wine with the flavors being on one level. I would give this an -88, not a bad wine, but I wouldn’t leap out and grab more … From the LCBO web site, check stock:

$24.95 VINTAGES#: 357517

Product Details

This is a most impressive young Cabernet from a very good Barossa vintage. In a good year like this the varietal characters of Cabernet display themselves beautifully. In this case blackcurrant and fragrant scented violets and blackberry notes. The palate is typically firm through the core but there is excellent flesh and generosity. A vibrant high energy Cabernet ideal for medium term cellaring. Drink: 2023-2035. Score – 93. (Ray Jordan, winepilot.com, March 2023)

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  • Release Date August¬†19,¬†2023
  • Alcohol/Vol 14.5%
  • Made In South Australia, Australia
  • By Ch√Ęteau Tanunda
  • Sugar Content 4¬†g/L
  • Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
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Santa Margherita Rosé 2022

Pale salmon in color with a nice crisp soft red berry nose. On the mid palate thee wine displays some nice strawberry notes along with some nice crisp dry minerality. On the medium length finish the wine displays some nice dry minerality that lives on nicely in the mouth. We paired it with pork tenderloin and it went well. I would give it a -88 or so. From the LCBO web site check stock:

$17.95 VINTAGES#: 25752

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Blending Chardonnay from the mountainous area of Trentino, Sauvignon Blanc grown near the warm shores of the Adriatic Sea, and a touch of Venetian Pinot Nero (Pinot Noir), this wine from a super-popular producer offers tangy red fruit and delicate florals. It’ll go nicely with pasta salad, mushroom burgers or arancini.

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  • Release Date July 22, 2023
  • Alcohol/Vol 13.5%
  • Made In Veneto, Italy
  • By Santa Margherita
  • Sugar Content 3 g/L
  • Varietal Ros√©
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Monte Creek Living Land Series Cabernet Franc 2020

Dark in color with a nice black cherry nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some nice dark cherries and some dark plums … along with mocha and chocolate. This is a rich vibrant wine. On the medium length finish the wine displays some nice firm tannins, and peppery notes … nice and dry. This is a lovely complex cab franc with some merlot. I would give it an 88+. From the LCBO web site:

$25.95 VINTAGES#: 30522

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This is 91% Cabernet Franc and 9% Merlot, aged in oak. It is a bright, aromatic red with vibrant aromas of raspberry and blackberry. The palate has juicy flavours of cherry, blackberry, raspberry and spice. Score – 90. (johnschreiner.blogspot.com, April 12, 2022)

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  • Release Date August¬†19,¬†2023
  • Alcohol/Vol 12.8%
  • Made In British Columbia, Canada
  • Sugar Content 2¬†g/L
  • Varietal Cabernet Franc/Merlot
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Angelo 2021 Montepulciano D’Abruzzo

Dark in color with a nice red berry and cherry nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some nice cherry and red berry notes along and some coffe notes along with some firm tannins and acidity. On the medium length finish the firm tannins and acidity dominate leaving silky tannins and peppery notes sticking to the tongue. The fruit is somewhat subdued by the firm tannins and acidity, the wine might be a little young. This is a general list product … I would give it an 87-88. From the LCBO web site, check site:

$13.95 LCBO#: 31805

  • Alcohol/Vol 13%
  • Made In Abruzzo, Italy
  • Sugar Content 6¬†g/L
  • Varietal Montepulciano
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Pighin Sauvignon Blanc 2021

Pale straw in color with a nice citrus nose. On the mid palate the wine displays lots of green notes, grassy, and lime … On the medium length finish the citrus notes, crisp acidity and some minerality come through. This is more of a sharper Sauv Blanc. For the price, honestly I’d look for more. I would give it an 87-88. I won’t be rushing back for more. From the LCBO web site, check stock:

$21.95 VINTAGES#: 530493

Product Details

A green-fruited white with aromas of gooseberries, lime zest and bell pepper. Medium-bodied with fresh acidity. Drink now. Score – 90. (jamessuckling.com, July 4, 2022)

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  • Release Date July 22, 2023
  • Alcohol/Vol 13%
  • Made In Friuli, Italy
  • Sugar Content 2 g/L
  • Varietal Sauvignon Blanc
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Edge Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

We stopped by the Keg and this was on the bottle list at $79 so we gave it a whirl … Duckhorn is one of our usuals but we thought we would try something different … Inky dark in color with lots of black berry nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some vibrant, deep, rich black cherries, and mocha notes. On the medium length finish the wine displays some lovely velvety smooth tannins along with nice food friendly acidity, nice and dry. This wine was absolutely made for steaks, the Keg chose well! I would give this an 88-89, very nice wine for the price, I’ll be grabbing some for cellar, but this is a drink now wine IMHO. From the LCBO web site, check stock:

$38.95 VINTAGES#: 34223

Product Details

The 2019 Edge Alexander Valley Cabernet contains 6% Petite Sirah. There’s good concentration and precision here, with firm but yielding tannins that give the wine an elegant structure. The fruit is concentrated and ripe, typical of the long, cool growing season of 2019. The wine shows generous dark fruit, cassis, mixed spices, licorice, coffee and tobacco, with fresh, vibrant, lifted 2019 acidity.

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  • Release Date May 27, 2023
  • Alcohol/Vol 14.4%
  • Made In California, United States
  • By Edge
  • Sugar Content 2 g/L
  • Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon Blend
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Thomas Goss Merlot 2018

Dark in color with a nice black berry nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some nice firm black plummy notes along with some chocolate. On the medium length finish the wine displays some smooth tannins and acidity as well as some noticeable black peppery notes … nice and dry. Not a bad merlot at all!. I would give it an -88 which for the price is good. Not as firm as some French merlots, not as fruity as California merlots … Pretty much right in the middle. From the LCBO web site, check stock:

$19.95 VINTAGES#: 920959

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Richly fruited and inviting, the bouquet shows dark berry, vanilla, roasted nut and mixed spice aromas, leading to a supple palate that’s richly textured and lingering. The wine offers excellent power and persistency backed by polished tannins, making it delightfully drinkable. At its best: now to 2030. Score – 93. (Sam Kim, wineorbit.co.nz, Feb. 2021)

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  • Release Date July¬†22,¬†2023
  • Alcohol/Vol 14.5%
  • Made In South Australia, Australia
  • By Vintages Front Line Release
  • Sugar Content 3¬†g/L
  • VarietalMerlot
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Peninsula Ridge Beal Vineyard Cabernet Rosé 2022

Lovely crimson on color with a soft red berry nose. On the mid palate the wine matches the nose with soft red berry notes, strawberry and the like. On the medium length finish the wine displays some lovely crisp dry acidity and minerality. This is a lovely crisp dry rose. This wine is a great deal for the price. I would give it an -88 … I went back and grabbed more! From the LCBO website, check stock:

$16.95 VINTAGES#: 177840

Product Details

Cabernet Franc is particularly well-suited to producing top-flight ros√©s. This one is aged in stainless steel and is juicy, soft and ripe, with watermelon, cherry, redcurrant, and red bell pepper. It’s a quintessential food wine that will go with anything you wish to try it with, but it would be particularly superb with handmade pizza topped with tomato sauce, grilled veggies and maple-cured smoked bacon.

  • VQA WinesVQA Wines
  • Made In OntarioMade In Ontario

More Details

  • Release Date May¬†27,¬†2023
  • Alcohol/Vol 12.5%
  • Made In Ontario,
  • By Grocery + Vintages Product
  • Sugar Content 4¬†g/L
  • Varietal Ros√© – Dry
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