Author Archives: John Galea

Carpineto Chianti Classico 2018

Dark in color with a mild cherry nose. On the mid palate there are some subdued cherry notes. On the medium length in finish the wine displays some soft tannins and acidity. I’ve had this wine in past years and … Continue reading

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2019 Trius Distinction Pinot Noir

I picked this one up on the way out of the grocery store at the Wine Shop, this wine is from Niagara on the Lake, generally speaking, compared to Beamsville, NOL are softer … This wine is garnet in color … Continue reading

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Domaine Tselepos Driopi Agiorgitiko 2018

Dark in color with a nice dark berry nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some big black berry notes along with some dark chocolate. On the medium length in length the wine displays some big peppery notes, noticeable … Continue reading

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Wither Hills Sauvignon Blanc 2020

I’ve had this Sauv blanc a number of vintages in the past and liked it … Pale straw in color with a nice grassy nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some nice vibrant grassy notes to go along … Continue reading

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Fina Nero d’Avola 2017

This wine was suggested by a colleague, thanks Semion! Dark in color with a mild black berry nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some vibrant black berries to match the nose. On the medium length finish the wine … Continue reading

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Underwood Rosé 2020

Try as I did, I could not find ANYTHING about the grapes used in this rose. Salmon in color with a mild nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some strawberry and a hint of sweetness and honeysuckle. Honestly … Continue reading

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Lander-Jenkins Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

Dark in color with a nice black cherry nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some nice black cherries to match the nose. On the medium length finish the wine displays some soft tannins and acidity along with some … Continue reading

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Buena Vista North Coast Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Dark in color with a mild nose. On the mid palate the delivers some nice vibrant dark cherry notes. On the medium length finish the wine delivers some nice mocha and dark chocolate notes along with some vibrant acidity and … Continue reading

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Mustilli Aglianico 2017

Dark in color with a red berry nose. On the mid palate the wine displays bright, sour cherry notes. On the medium length finish the wine displays some vibrant acidity and mild tannins. This wine to my tastes is more … Continue reading

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Château Bréhat 2015

Dark in color with mild nose. On the mid palate the wine displays nice dark berry, dark cherry notes along with some nice mocha and dark chocolate notes. On the medium length finish the wine displays some nice smooth tannins, … Continue reading

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Château Terre Blanque 2018

Dark in color with a nice dark berry nose. On the mid palate the wine matches the nose with lovely vibrant black cherries along with some mid mocha notes. On the medium length finish the wine displays some nice approachable … Continue reading

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Mazzei Fonterutoli Chianti Classico 2018

Dark in color with a nice cherry nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some nice cherry and tomato notes. On the medium length finish the wine displays some nice vibrant tannins and acidity along with some mocha notes, … Continue reading

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Mi Terruño Expresión Cabernet Franc 2016

Dark in color with a mild black cherry nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some lovely varietal cab franc cherry notes along with some mild pepper. On the medium length finish the wine displays some soft tannins and … Continue reading

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Porcupine Ridge Rosé 2020

Salmon in color with a nice tart minerally nose. On the mid palate the wine starts out packing a good tart punch of cranberry and the like. On the lighter side of medium in length the wine peters out quickly … Continue reading

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Arboleda Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Dark in color with a nice black berry nose. On the mid palate the wine is a lovely black cherry spot on varietal cab with no errant mint or herbal notes, just clean fruit, but not fruity. There’s some chocolate … Continue reading

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Terredora Di Paolo Aglianico 2018

Dark in color with a nice nice dark berry nose. On the mid palate the wine displays edgy sharp red berries along with some noticeable strong oak notes. On the medium length finish the wine displays some vibrant acidity along … Continue reading

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Corvidae Rook Merlot 2018

Dark in color with a mild nose. On the mid palate the wine packs a nice punch with some mid weight black berries and chocolate. On the medium length finish the wine displays some nice black pepper and some medium … Continue reading

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Domaine Bellevue Touraine Sauvignon 2019

Pale straw in color with a floral nose, in a lot of way the nose reminded me of a Gewürztraminer. On the mid palate the wine is an odd taste, some smoky notes, some more floral notes along with some … Continue reading

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Saint Mont Les Vieilles Vignes 2016

Inky dark in color with a nice dry black berry nose. On the mid palate it’s all black berries coming through. On the medium length finish the wine displays some nice soft acidity and tannins. This is a smooth, elegant … Continue reading

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Dixie & Bass Red Blend 2018

Dark in color with dark cherries on the nose. On the mid palate the wine packs black cherries to match the nose but where this wine lives is in the finish where it’s medium in length with some dark cherries … Continue reading

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Tessellae Rosé 2020

Salmon in color with a mild nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some lovely crisp dry tartness, cranberries and strawberries and the like. On the medium length finish the wine’s vibrant acidity linger nicely with some citrus notes … Continue reading

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Fabrègues Sélection Picpoul de Pinet 2020

Pale straw in color with a crisp dry minerally nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some nice lemon and citrus notes, quite refreshing. On the lighter side of medium in length the wine displays some nice crisp minerality … Continue reading

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2020 Ogier Cotes Du Ventoux Rose

Salmon in color with a mild minerally and slightly floral nose … On the mid palate the wine displays some nice lovely crisp citrus notes, strawberry and floral hints. On the medium length finish the wine’s vibrant acidity coat the … Continue reading

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Mastroberardino Falanghina del Sannio 2018

Pale straw in color with a mild citrus nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some nice dry citrus notes, mostly lime to me. On the medium length finish the wine displays some nice crisp dryness and acidity. I … Continue reading

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Château Terre Blanque 2018

Dark in color with a dark berry nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some black plummy notes along with some mocha. On the medium length finish the wine displays some nice acidity and smooth tannins, nice and dry. … Continue reading

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