Glen Carlou Pinot Noir Rosé 2021

Salmon in color with a mild slightly minerally nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some soft citrus and grapefruit notes, but where this wine lives is in the finish. On the medium length finish the wine displays some vibrant acidity that sticks to the palate where citrus notes linger nicely, nice and dry. There’s even some interesting smokey notes. This wine reminds me more of a crisp dry white than a rose, so not exactly one of the best wines I’ve had recently but not horrible either. I would give it an 87-88. I have two and won’t return it, but won’t buy more either … From the LCBO web site, check stock:

$13.95VINTAGES#:24742

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This stunning value is made from 100% Pinot Noir and promises layers of delicate strawberry, spring blossoms and citrus. Pair with poached salmon, turkey sandwiches or a mushroom salad.

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  • Release Date April 16, 2022
  • Alcohol/Vol12.5%
  • Made In Western Cape, South Africa By Glen Carlou
  • Sugar Content2 g/L
  • Varietal Rosé – Dry
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2021 Aveleda Fonte Rose

Salmon in color with a smoky flinty nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some nice crisp minerality, strawberries and the like. The minerality sticks nicely to the tongue leaving some almost lime hints. On the medium length finish the wine displays some nice crisp dryness and acidity. A perfect summer sipper, and given the price, a good deal. Check LCBO stock:

From the winery’s web site:

Vinho Verde Doc, Portugal
Varieties: Azal Tinto, Touriga Nacional and Espadeiro
Vintage: 2020 / 11% Vol

Aveleda Fonte Rosé is a typical rosé profile from the Vinho Verde Wine Region. The night harvest allows the grapes to keep their freshness and, consequently, preserve their aromatic properties. This rosé is made using the direct pressing method: when arriving at the vinification center, the grapes are directly pressed at low pressures to avoid skin contact. The alcoholic fermentation happens in stainless steel vats under strictly controlled temperatures to preserve the most typical aromas of the varieties. Fermentation happens in contact with lees in order to keep the freshness of the wine.

Tasting Notes

Pale rose, in the typical Provence style, this wine is elegant and fruity, with a crisp and delicate bouquet marked by notes of red berries and flowers. The velvet-smooth-texture and penetrating minerality make this wine extremely gastronomic, perfect to pair with dishes with delicate aromas.

From the LCBO web site:

$12.35LCBO#:23758

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  • Alcohol/Vol 11%
  • Made In Vinho Verde, Portugal
  • By Aveleda
  • Sugar Content 5 g/L
  • Varietal Rose
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2020 Cave Spring Dry Rosé VQA

Pale salmon in color with a mild nose. On the mid palate the wine displays lovely vibrant tart strawberry and cranberry notes along with some strong palate coating citrus notes. On the medium length finish the wine displays vibrant acidity and citrus notes that linger nicely, nice and dry. For the money this is a lovely wine, if there were any comment it’s that the fruit is not prominent overwhelmed by the acidity, but still a lovely wine, especially for the money! Yup, yum! From the back of the label this is cab franc based. From the LCBO web site check stock:

Cave Spring Dry Rosé VQA

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Light salmon pink colour; floral, pink grapefruit, herbs and jam aromas; extra dry, medium-bodied with grapefruit flavours, balanced acidity and good finish

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Famille Perrin Réserve Rosé 2021

Very pale salmon in color with a soft minerally nose. On the mid palate the wine delivers some strong acidity, tart pink grapefruit and citrus notes. On the medium length finish the acidity sticks to the tongue nicely … quite dry! The fruit is kinda overwhelmed by the acidity, but it’s a nice wine anyway. I would give it a -88 or so … From the LCBO web site, check stock:

$15.95VINTAGES#:719062

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This bright, fresh rosé comes to us courtesy of the Perrin family of the renowned Château de Beaucastel. It’s juicy and focused, with strawberry, orange citrus, Provençal herbs and spice. A perfect match for tapas or grilled chicken.

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  • Release Date April 16, 2022
  • Alcohol/Vol13.5%
  • Made In Rhône, France By Famille Perrin
  • Sugar Content2 g/L
  • Varietal Rosé – Dry
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Jean-Pierre Moueix Bordeaux 2018

Dark in color with a mild dark berry nose. On the mid palate the wine displays nice rich black cherry and black plum along with some dark chocolate notes. On the medium length finish the wine displays some nice pepper, FIRM acidity and tannins … nice and dry. It’s a little young, but a little breathing will do the trick. For the price this is a good deal IMHO, I would give it an 88 or so … From the LCBO web site, check stock:

$17.95VINTAGES#:516765

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Bordeaux’s 2018 vintage was the hottest, driest season in 50 years and produced ripe, opulent wines. This blend of Merlot and Cabernet Franc was sourced from clay, gravel and sand soils and is rich and succulent, with savoury herbs, oak spice and chocolate tones. Pair with a burger, or steak and mushrooms.

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  • Release Date April 16, 2022
  • Alcohol/Vol 13.7%
  • Made In Bordeaux, France
  • By Jean-Pierre Moueix
  • Sugar Content 4 g/l
  • Varietal Merlot Blend
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Cline Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Dark in color with a rich dark berry nose … a promising sign of what’s to come! On the mid palate the wine is a deep rich dark berry, dark cherry, dark chocolate and the like. A lovely rich wine. On the medium length finish the wine displays nice smooth tannins and acidity, nice and dry. I would give this an 88 or so, yum, one of the nicer cabs in a while, check LCBO stock:

$22.95VINTAGES#:24914

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Fruit from six vineyards (70% from Sonoma County and 30% from Contra Costa County) compose this American oak-aged red. Luscious aromas of licorice, leather, plum, and cinnamon toast entice the nose before black coffee and blackberry are coated in satin on a palate defined by supple yet structured tannins. Bittersweet dark chocolate carries more dark fruit to a balanced, long, and somewhat spicy finish. Score – 92. (Meridith May, tastingpanelmag.com, Jan./Feb. 2021)

Release DateApril 16, 2022

Alcohol/Vol14.5%

Made InCalifornia, United States By Cline

Sugar Content6 g/L

Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon

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Mazzei Ser Lapo Riserva Chianti Classico 2019

Dark in color with a mild cherry nose. On the mid palate the wine packs a punch with vibrant dark cherries, dark chocolate tomato and mocha notes. On the medium length finish especially without food the wine displays lovely rich, firm, velvety tannins and vibrant acidity … nice and dry. This is a beautifully complex Chianti classico, definitely a yum wine. I would give it an 88+. From the LCBO web site, check stock:

$23.95VINTAGES#:288530

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This wine is 90% Sangiovese and 10% Merlot sourced from vines 15-30 years of age. It takes its name from Marquis Mazzei’s distinguished ancestor Ser Lapo, who is credited with authoring the first official mention of Chianti, on Dec. 16, 1398. It’s fresh and structured, with dark cherry, blackberry, smoke and earth. A wine of depth and complexity that will cellar for a decade or more.

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  • Release Date April 2, 2022
  • Alcohol/Vol13.5%
  • Made In Tuscany, Italy By Mazzei
  • Sugar Content2 g/L
  • Varietal Sangiovese/Merlot
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Tom Gore Chardonnay 2018

These days, I find myself in the minority, I enjoy oaked chards. This one is golden in color with a nice apple and pear nose. On the mid palate the wine is a lovely well oaked, but not over baked chard displaying lovely vanilla and caramel notes along with apple and pear … On the medium length finish the wine is nice and creamy with smooth acidity to balance it out. Quite a rich chard, we paired it with pan seared scallops and it was lovely. I would give it an 88+, probably one of the nicest new to us chards in a while. Yum. From the LCBO web site, check stock:

$19.95VINTAGES#:458810750 ml bottle

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From second-generation grape farmer Tom Gore, this excellent value in California Chardonnay is creamy and broadly textured, with apple, tropical fruit, butter, toast, and oak spice. Enjoy it tonight with grilled seafood or roast chicken.

More Details Release Date: April 16, 2022
Alcohol/Vol 13.5%
Made In California, United States By Tom Gore
Sugar Content 5 g/L
Varietal Chardonnay/Sauvignon Blanc
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Imagery Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

Dark in color with a mild black berry nose along with some oaky notes. On the mid palate the wine displays dark black berries to match the nose along with some mild oaky notes. On the medium length finish there’s some vibrant acidity and white pepper notes along with some smokey/tobacco notes especially noticeable without food. This is a reasonable complex wine, but it does not come cheap. I would give it a -88 or so … Check stock, from the LCBO web site (apologies the LCBO have yet again changed their website, making copying and pasting more time consuming :() :

$23.95VINTAGES#:14369

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The 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma Valley offers a fresh, nicely focused, classic Sonoma character as well as medium to full body, lots of cassis and plum fruits, a solid sense of minerality, and ample tobacco and graphite-like nuances. It should be an outstanding wine. Score – 90-92. (jebdunnuck.com, July 22, 2021)

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  • Release DateApril 2, 2022
  • Alcohol/Vol14.3%
  • Made InCalifornia, United States
  • ByVintages Front Line Release
  • Sugar Content7 g/L7 gram per Litre
  • VarietalCabernet Sauvignon Blend
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2014 Monte Antico

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Sangiovese Blend

750 mL bottle  |   VINTAGES#:  69377$15.955.0 (2)Write a Review

Monte Antico from LCBO

This modern Tuscan blend of Sangiovese, Merlot and Cab offers refined cherry and berry aromas with enough structure for short-term cellaring or pairing with food tonight. Great with spaghetti and meatballs, or with grilled lamb with mushroom risotto.

PRODUCT DETAILS

Release Date:April 1, 2020750 mL bottleAlcohol/Vol:13%Made In:Tuscany, ItalyBy:Empson & Co. S.R.L.Sugar Content:7 g/LSweetness Descriptor:D – DryStyle:Medium-bodied & FruityVarietal:Sangiovese Blend

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Peter Lehmann The Barossan Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Inky dark in color with a nice black cherry nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some juicy rich black cherry notes to match the nose. On the medium length finish the wine display some nice dusty tannins, a hint of sweetness and some mild acidity, along with some mild peppery notes. There are some minor herbal notes but all in all a nice cab sauv, I would give it an -88. We paired it with a striploin and it was a yumm moment. Quite nice.

Cabernet Sauvignon

750 mL bottle  |   VINTAGES#:  12331$21.95WO93 (0)Write a Review

Peter Lehmann The Barossan Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 from LCBO

A delectably styled cabernet; the fragrant bouquet shows blackcurrant, dark cherry, violet, vanilla and cedar characters with a touch of tobacco complexity. It is succulent, supple and lingering on the palate with excellent weight and intensity, finishing long and very tasty. At its best: now to 2028. Score – 93. (Sam Kim, wineorbit.co.nz, Sept. 2020)

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PRODUCT DETAILS

Release Date:February 19, 2022750 mL bottleAlcohol/Vol:14.5%Made In:South Australia, AustraliaBy:CasellaSugar Content:5 g/LSweetness Descriptor:D – DryStyle:Full-bodied & FirmVarietal:Cabernet Sauvignon

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Château Gémeillan 2014

Dark in color with a nice black berry nose … On the mid palate the displays lovely rich black berries, black cherries and the like to match the nose. On the medium length finish the wine displays some vibrant acidity smooth tannins and lovely dark chocolate/coffee notes and palate coating dryness … oh and a hint of peppery notes. This is a very good Bordeaux for the price, not as complex or velvety as more expensive wines but priced just right. We paired it with a grilled Filet Mignon and it was heaven, yum, I would give it an 88+! It should also improve with even as little as a year in the cellar. I often prefer when Cab Franc is in the mix as it is in this one, if even in small amounts. I wish the LCBO/the French were more upfront in the mix as they are with this wine. From the LCBO web site, check stock:

Merlot/Cabernet Sauvignon/Cabernet Franc

750 mL bottle  |   VINTAGES#:  21085$24.95DWWA944.0 (1)Write a Review

Château Gémeillan 2014 from LCBO

45% Merlot, 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc. There is a lovely depth of fruit on the nose, the palate has beautiful density of dark cherries and smokey hints, with freshness and very silky tannins, lively refreshing and very satisfying. Score – 94. (Decanter World Wine Awards, 2016)

PRODUCT DETAILS

Release Date:February 19, 2022750 mL bottleAlcohol/Vol:13%Made In:Bordeaux, FranceBy:A. Deluze Et FilsSugar Content:2 g/LSweetness Descriptor:XD – Extra DryStyle:Full-bodied & SmoothVarietal:Merlot/Cabernet Sauvignon/Cabernet Franc

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Piazzano Ventoso Sangiovese 2019

Dark in color with a mild cherry nose with some oaky notes coming through. On the mid palate this wine is a BIG one with lots of dark cherries, tomato notes, firm vibrant acidity and noticeable oak. On the medium length finish the tang from the tomato notes lives on as does some palate coating tannins, dryness and acidity. If you like your wines smooth and elegant, ya this is NOT that, so be careful what you serve this with. I went with a smoked trout and honestly it kinda blew the fish away but was heavenly with the chocolate browning. I would give this an 88 … It’s possible this is a bit young and some aging, or decanting might help. From the LCBO web site, check stock:

Sangiovese Blend

750 mL bottle  |   VINTAGES#:  22761$17.00JS924.5 (2)Write a Review

Piazzano Ventoso Sangiovese 2019 from LCBO

Intense aromas of blackberries, flowers and bark. Medium to full body and firm, chewy tannins. Delicious finish. Drink now. Score – 92. (jamessuckling.com, Aug. 10, 2020)

PRODUCT DETAILS

Release Date:January 8, 2022750 mL bottleAlcohol/Vol:13%Made In:Tuscany, ItalyBy:Soc. Agr. Fattoria Di Piazzano S.S.Sugar Content:2 g/LSweetness Descriptor:XD – Extra DryStyle:Medium-bodied & FruityVarietal:Sangiovese Blend

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Sidewood Chardonnay 2018

Pale straw in color with a mild nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some apple and pear. On the mid palate the wine displays some oaky, toasty, spicy/pepper notes with a slightly creamy texture, nice and dry. If your expecting a oak dominant chard you will be disappointed, this leans more to the side of an unoaked chard to my tastes. There some nice mouth grip to the minerality and citrus notes. The LCBO site said grapefruit, I’m not sure I am leaning that far but it has some tangy notes. I would give it an 87-88, expectations are everything and this didn’t meet mine sadly. I won’t be running back for more, it you like more unoaked this might be a nice compromise. From the LCBO web site, check stock:

750 mL bottle  |   VINTAGES#:  186346$18.95AWC96 (0)Write a Review

Sidewood Chardonnay 2018 from LCBO

Parcels of clones 95 and 76, free-run juice direct to barrel, wild yeast fermentation, matured for 10 months in French oak. An elegant, tightly focused wine built on grapefruit and white peach fruit flavours. The length and balance are very good. Drink by: 2030. Special Value. Score – 96. (James Halliday, winecompanion.com.au, Aug. 1, 2020)

PRODUCT DETAILS

Release Date:February 19, 2022750 mL bottleAlcohol/Vol:13%Made In:South Australia, AustraliaBy:Ashwood Estate Pty Ltd Trading As SSugar Content:2 g/LSweetness Descriptor:XD – Extra DryStyle:Full-bodied & Rich

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Cecchi Storia di Famiglia Chianti Classico 2019

Dark in color with a nice mild red berry nose. On the mid palate the wine packs a bunch with beautiful rich dark berries along with mocha and smokey/oaky notes. On the medium length in finish the wine has some lovely crisp dryness, tannnins and acidity … oh and some tomatoey notes. I would give this an 88+, another delicous Chianti Classico, and definitely a more complex one. Yumm … Go grab some more! From the LCBO web site, check stock:

Chianti

750 mL bottle  |   VINTAGES#:  540922$17.95JS93 (0)Write a Review

Cecchi Storia di Famiglia Chianti Classico 2019 from LCBO

This is a really delicious Chianti Classico with cherry, light chocolate and some floral and citrus undertones. Medium-bodied. It shows lovely depth and a layered texture with ripe, round tannins. Drink or hold [for 7+ years]. Score – 93. (jamessuckling.com, Aug. 11, 2021)

PRODUCT DETAILS

Release Date:March 19, 2022750 mL bottleAlcohol/Vol:13.5%Made In:Tuscany, ItalyBy:Casa Vinicola Luigi Cecchi + FigliSugar Content:3 g/LSweetness Descriptor:XD – Extra DryStyle:Medium-bodied & FruityVarietal:Chianti

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Sutherland Pinot Noir 2019

Garnet in color with a nice soft red berry nose. On the mid palate the wine has lovely soft red fruits, strawberry and raspberry and the like along some some lovely palate coating rustic notes. On the medium length finish the wine displays smooth tannins and vibrant acidity, nice and dry. This is a lovely, varietal, fruit forward, food friendly wine, a bargain for the price, I would give it an 88 or so … Yum! A bargain for the price … BUY MORE 😉 From the LCBO web site, check stock:

Pinot Noir

750 mL bottle  |   VINTAGES#:  624924$19.95TAT894.0 (1)Write a Review

Sutherland Pinot Noir 2019 from LCBO

From vines planted in 2006, this friendly-priced Pinot was aged in French oak for nine months and promises juicy strawberry, exotic spices and earthy notes. A versatile food wine, it’ll pair with beef stew, blackened salmon or mushroom risotto.[Tim Atkin, MW, did not include a tasting note.] Score – 89. (timatkin.com, South Africa Special Report 2021)

PRODUCT DETAILS

Release Date:March 19, 2022750 mL bottleAlcohol/Vol:13.8%Made In:Elgin, South AfricaBy:Thelema Mountain VineyardsSugar Content:4 g/LSweetness Descriptor:XD – Extra DryStyle:Medium-bodied & FruityVarietal:Pinot Noir

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Valdelacierva Crianza 2016

Dark in color with a dark berry nose. On the mid palate the wine packs a punch with noticeable alcohol straight out of the bottle, along with dark fruits, smokey, oak and spicy notes. The alcohol eased with breathing and was less harsh after about half an hour. On the medium length finish the dark berry notes and tannins stick to the palate leaving some nice dryness and acidity. I would give this an 87-88, a bit of a sharp wine, I won’t be running back for a case … From the LCBO web site check stock:

Tempranillo

750 mL bottle  |   VINTAGES#:  438713$16.95WS91 (0)Write a Review

Valdelacierva Crianza 2016 from LCBO

A firm backbone focuses ripe flavors of black cherry, boysenberry, licorice and mineral in this exuberant red. Juicy acidity keeps this fresh. A bold, modern style. Best from 2020 through 2030. Score – 91. (Thomas Matthews, winespectator.com, Oct. 15, 2019)

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Medeiros Rosé 2021

Pale salmon in color with a nice soft red berry nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some nice strawberry and soft red berry notes to match the nose. On the medium length finish the wine displays some nice zesty acidity that sticks to the tongue, especially without food along with some nice vibrant citrus notes, nice and dry. This is a lovely Rose and a bargain for the price, I would give it an 88, yumm, and I’ll be I’ll be going back for more at this price. We paired it with air fried chicken legs and it was perfect! From the LCBO web site, check stock:

Rosé

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Medeiros Rosé 2021 from LCBO

This versatile rosé is a blend of the indigenous grapes Touriga Nacional and Aragonez (Tempranillo), along with Syrah. It’s consistently tangy and lively, showcasing strawberry, peach and raspberry notes with a zesty orange citrus undertone. Look to pair this mouth-watering, generous wine with grilled tuna steaks, or pasta with anchovies and olives.

PRODUCT DETAILS

Release Date:March 19, 2022750 mL bottleAlcohol/Vol:12.5%Made In:Alentejo, PortugalBy:TahoraSugar Content:2 g/LSweetness Descriptor:XD – Extra DryStyle:Easygoing & FruityVarietal:Rosé

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Nuiton-Beaunoy Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2018

Garnet in color with a soft red berry nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some nice soft red berries, raspberries and strawberries. On the medium length finish the wine displays some nice palate coating sour cherry notes, lovey dryness, acidity and tannins. The complexity of this wine particularly without food is impressive, it definitely punches above it’s price, this is quite a good varietal pinot noir for the money. We paired it with Caroline’s homemade tortierre recipe and it went well! Thanks sis! I would give this an 88 or so, and will definitely go back and grab more. Believe it or not it’s actually even an AOC … Yumm From the LCBO web site, check stock:

Pinot Noir

750 mL bottle  |   VINTAGES#:  556456$17.95IWSC90 (0)Write a Review

Nuiton-Beaunoy Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2018 from LCBO

Crimson red colour, violet hues. Peony aromas, lightly perfumed with red fruits, quite restrained. In the mouth, there is crunchy red fruits, raspberry and cherry, with a gamey, savoury note. Impressive structure for the style, good medium tannins, with plenty of freshness and bite on the finish. Excellent for what it is. Score – 90. (International Wine & Spirit Competition, 2019)

PRODUCT DETAILS

Release Date:March 19, 2022750 mL bottleAlcohol/Vol:12.9%Made In:Burgundy, FranceBy:Union des Vignerons Associés des Monts de BourgogneSugar Content:2 g/LSweetness Descriptor:XD – Extra DryStyle:Medium-bodied & FruityVarietal:Pinot Noir

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Villa Trasqua Chianti Classico

Dark in color with a nice red berry nose along with some wood notes. On the mid palate the wine displays some beautiful rich red cherries along with noticeable oak, and some alcohol notes. On the medium length finish the wine displays some smooth crisp dry tannins and acidity that coat the palate along with some dried berry notes. There’s also some mocha/coffee on the finish. There’s noticeable oak and alcohol throughout , this is a good wine, but more of a drink now, and some breathing or decanting might ease it a bit. I would give it an -88 or so … From the LCBO web site, check stock:

2017

Sangiovese

750 mL bottle  |   VINTAGES#:  121160$18.95JS922.5 (2)Write a Review

Villa Trasqua Chianti Classico 2017 from LCBO

Dried cherries, peppercorns, grilled herbs and potpourri on the nose. It’s medium-bodied with firm, fine tannins and fresh acidity. Deliciously earthy and savory. From organically grown grapes. Drink now. Score – 92. (jamessuckling.com, Aug. 11, 2021)

PRODUCT DETAILS

Release Date:March 5, 2022750 mL bottleAlcohol/Vol:14.2%Made In:Tuscany, ItalyBy:Tenuta Villa TrasquaSugar Content:2 g/LSweetness Descriptor:XD – Extra DryStyle:Medium-bodied & FruityVarietal:Sangiovese

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Pitars Braida Santa Cecilia Pinot Grigio 2019

Pale straw in color with a nice minerally/citrus nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some nice crisp minerality, citrus, and lime notes. On the medium length finish the wine displays some nice mouth gripping acidity and citrus notes that live on nicely in the mouth especially without food, nice and dry. I would give it an -88. Not bad at all for the price … From the LCBO web site, check stock:

Pinot Grigio

750 mL bottle  |   VINTAGES#:  22800$15.95JS91 (0)Write a Review

Pitars Braida Santa Cecilia Pinot Grigio 2019 from LCBO

An attractive, saline pinot grigio with dried lemon, cooked apple and some peach skin. It’s medium- to full-bodied. Flavorful and focused at the finish. Drink now. Score – 91. (jamessuckling.com, Dec. 8, 2020)

PRODUCT DETAILS

Release Date:March 5, 2022750 mL bottleAlcohol/Vol:12.5%Made In:Friuli, ItalyBy:Pitars Snc Di PitarroSugar Content:2 g/LSweetness Descriptor:XD – Extra DryStyle:Light & CrispVarietal:Pinot Grigio

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Poliziano Rosso di Montepulciano

Dark in color with a mild nose. On the mid palate the wine displays nice rich black berry notes … On the medium length finish the wine displays some beautiful rich dryness, chocolate and mocha notes along with smooth tannins and acidity, all in all a lovely wine. We paired it with red sauce meat spaghetti and it went swell. I would give it an 88 or so, which for the price is a great deal, yum! From the LCBO web site, check stock:

2019

Sangiovese/Merlot

750 mL bottle  |   VINTAGES#:  22795$20.95JS90 (0)Write a Review

Poliziano Rosso di Montepulciano 2019 from LCBO

A straightforward, fruity red with light hazelnut and cherry aromas and flavors. Medium body, light tannins and a fresh finish. Drink now. Score – 90. (jamessuckling.com, Aug. 10, 2020)

PRODUCT DETAILS

Release Date:March 5, 2022750 mL bottleAlcohol/Vol:14%Made In:Tuscany, ItalyBy:Azienda Agricola PolizianoSugar Content:2 g/LSweetness Descriptor:XD – Extra DryStyle:Medium-bodied & FruityVarietal:Sangiovese/Merlot

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Marynissen Cabernet Franc 2019

Dark in color with a mild nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some nice cherry and raspberry notes, quite fruit forward … On the medium length finish the wine has smooth tannins and acidity, nice and dry. This is definitely a super approachable, drink now, cab franc for people that often don’t like Cab Franc. I would give it an 87-88 … From the LCBO web site, check stock:

750 mL bottle  |   VINTAGES#:  23973$17.955.0 (1)Write a Review

Marynissen Cabernet Franc 2019 from LCBO

Well-made and offering good value, this ripe, expressive, juicy Cab Franc shows red cranberry, cherry and dark fruit tones with earth and oak spice in support. The structure and grip make it a great option for roast lamb or braised beef.

PRODUCT DETAILS

Release Date:January 8, 2022750 mL bottleAlcohol/Vol:13.5%Made In:Ontario, CanadaBy:Marynissen Estates Ltd.Sugar Content:2 g/LSweetness Descriptor:XD – Extra DryStyle:Medium-bodied & FruityVarietal:Cabernet FrancThis is a VQA wine

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Marynissen Cabernet/Merlot 2019

Dark in color with a nice cherry and red berry nose. On the mid palate the wine delivers some nice juicy dark cherries and some black plum notes. On the medium length finish the wine delivers some nice gentle tannins, nice acidity and some mocha notes, nice and dry. This is a juicy fruit forward wine perfect for things like chicken schnitzel, pizza and the like. I would give it an -88 or so … From the LCBO web site, check stock:

750 mL bottle  |   VINTAGES#:  16713$17.954.0 (1)Write a Review

Marynissen Cabernet/Merlot 2019 from LCBO

Marynissen is home to the oldest commercial Cabernet Sauvignon plantings in Canada. This blend of 49% Merlot, 36% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Cabernet Franc promises plum, cherries, vanilla and a hint of earthiness. It’ll go well with beef stew or game.

PRODUCT DETAILS

Release Date:January 22, 2022750 mL bottleAlcohol/Vol:13%Made In:Ontario, CanadaBy:Marynissen Estates Ltd.Sugar Content:2 g/LSweetness Descriptor:XD – Extra DryStyle:Medium-bodied & FruityThis is a VQA wine

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Hecht & Bannier Bandol Rosé 2020

I’ll be honest and up front, there isn’t a chance I would pay the original price $34.95 let along the reduced price of $28.25 but when I was in my local LCBO they had this one for $19.95 so I jumped … Pale salmon in color with a nice crisp minerally nose. On the mid palate the wine packs a punch with crisp, dry cranberry and tart notes that coat the palate beautifully, especially without food. On the medium length finish the wine displays lovely citrus notes and vibrant acidity with the citrus notes lingering. This is a lovely, crisp, dry food friendly bundle of yum. I would give this a solid 88. We have taken to enjoying air fried (yup we succumbed to the draw to buy an air frier) chicken legs with a rose and this one went well. From the LCBO web site check stock:

50 mL bottle  |   VINTAGES#:  12933$28.25WE92 (0)Write a Review

Hecht & Bannier Bandol Rosé 2020 from LCBO

Mourvèdre is at the back of this richly textured wine. Spice, pepper and light tannins create a fine setting for the perfumed red-berry and citrus fruits. Drink this food-friendly wine from late 2021. Score – 92. (Roger Voss, Wine Enthusiast, Sept. 1, 2021)

PRODUCT DETAILS

Release Date:July 24, 2021750 mL bottleAlcohol/Vol:13.5%Made In:Provence, FranceBy:H & B SelectionSugar Content:2 g/LSweetness Descriptor:XD – Extra DryStyle:Medium-bodied & Dry

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