Author Archives: John Galea

2014 Culmina Cab Franc

Inky dark in color with a mild black berry nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some lovely vibrant black cherry noes along with some dark chocolate and mocha notes. On the medium length finish the wine displays some … Continue reading

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Lantides Neméa Agiorgitiko 2016

Dark in color with a mild nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some mild dark berries along with some mocha and dark chocolate nose. On the medium length finish the wine displays some mild tannins along with noticeable … Continue reading

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2019 Columbia Crest Grand Estates

Slightly golden in color with a nice mild apple/pear nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some nice apple and pear notes along with some buttery creaminess. There’s some nice dryness and a hint of white peppery notes on … Continue reading

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2018 Luzzato Langhe Nebbiolo KPM

Garnet in color with a mild nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some soft red berry fruits backed almost immediately by some acidity. On the medium length finish the wine displays some velvety tannins that coat the palate, … Continue reading

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2018 Oyster Bay Chard

Pale straw in color with a mild nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some apple/pear notes consistent with a lightly oaked or unoaked chard. On the medium length finish the wine displays some nice acidity along with some … Continue reading

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2014 Laughing Stock Portfolio

This wine was bought at the winery in Okanagan BC and give to me as a gift. Dark in color with a nice dark berry nose. On the mid palate this wine displays lovely, elegant dark cherries, and dark chocolate … Continue reading

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Wither Hills Sauvignon Blanc 2019

Pale straw in color with a mild citrus note. On the mid palate the wine displays some nice tart notes, vibrant acidity with some nice lime notes. On the medium length finish the wine’s acidity and lime notes live on … Continue reading

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Wits End Luna Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Dark in color with a nice dark berry nose. On the mid palate the wine displays black berries to match the nose, lots of black cherries. On the medium length finish the wine displays some soft tannins and vibrant acidity, … Continue reading

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Tenuta Sette Ponti Crognolo 2015

I’ve had this one in the cellar for a while now, so it was time to check it out. Ink dark in color with a mild black berry nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some nice black cherries … Continue reading

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Roche de Bellene Cuvée Réserve Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2018

Garnet in color with a nice red berry nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some nice ripe cherry notes along with some nice rustic and earthy notes. On the medium length finish the wine displays some nice vibrant … Continue reading

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Thierry Delaunay Touraine Sauvignon Blanc 2019

Pale straw in color with a lovely grassy nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some nice grassy and lime notes. On the medium length finish the wine displays some nice lively acidity with lots of citrus notes on … Continue reading

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Bersano Gavi di Gavi 2019

Pale straw in color with a floral nose. On the mid palate the wine is interesting, some unique flavors. In some ways it reminds me of honeysuckle notes, sorta, kinda super dry riesling like. On the medium length finish, especially … Continue reading

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Murphy-Goode Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Dark in color with a mild dark berry nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some nice dark cherries to match the nose along with some herbal notes. The back of bottle says thyme? On the medium length finish … Continue reading

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Chombart & Speck Cave Mystère Merlot 2018

Dark in color with a mild nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some big bold black cherries and black plum notes that punch well above it’s price point. On the medium length finish the wine displays some nice … Continue reading

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Elderton Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Inky dark in color with a musty, earthy and black berry nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some nice black cherries, almost blueberry notes whacked almost immediately by firm black peppery notes. On the medium length finish it … Continue reading

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Velenosi Querciantica Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi 2019

Pale straw in color with a mild citrus nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some firm citrus notes, lime and the like. On the medium length finish the wine displays some vibrant acidity that coats the palate nicely, … Continue reading

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2014 Culina Cab Sauv

Back in 2017 I attended a tasting with Sara Triggs of this wine (and others) and was impressed and bought some, I’ve had it in the cellar ever since. A wine is ready to drink when you can’t wait any … Continue reading

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Elderton Eden Valley Chardonnay 2018

Pale to golden in color with a nice apple/pear nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some lovely rich vibrant app/pear and vanilla notes. Nice and creamy, and dry on the medium length finish. This is a perfectly oaked … Continue reading

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2015 Monte Antico

Dark in color with a mild red berry nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some cherry notes along with some firm smoky/woody notes. This is a VERY oaked wine. With some time these oak notes might soften but … Continue reading

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Nuiton Beaunoy Bourgogne Aligoté 2018

At a wine course I got introduced to Aligote and was impressed. It actually shocks me that farmers in Burgundy make this wine when they could make a much more profitable pinot noir … Pale straw in color with a … Continue reading

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Underwood Pinot Noir 2018

Garnet in color with nice rustic and soft red berry nose. On the mid palate the wine is a spot on, varietal, fruit forward pinot with lots of soft red berries, strawberries, raspberries and the like. On the medium length … Continue reading

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Featherstone Canadian Oak Chardonnay 2018

Slightly golden in color with a slightly smoky nose. On the mid palate the wine is dominated by smokey notes along with some subtle apple/pear and vanilla. On the medium length finish the wine is nice and dry but the … Continue reading

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Mercer Bros Merlot 2017

Inky dark in color with a black berry nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some vibrant black fruits, black cherries/black plums and the like. On the medium length finish the wine displays some firm peppery notes, especially straight … Continue reading

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Three of Hearts Rosé 2019

This wine is a lovely pink/salmon color. Mild soft red berry on the nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some nice strawberry notes. On the medium length finish the wine displays lovely zesty notes, firm, lively acidity and … Continue reading

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Seven Falls Chardonnay 2016

Pale in color with a mild apple and pear nose. On the mid palate this wine is a tale of two situations … with food this is a mild chard with light oaking. Some apple/pear to match the wine. Without … Continue reading

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