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Château Bellevue La Forêt 2020

This is a grape that is new to me, Negrette described as a rustic grape from the South of France, so I decided to give it a while … Dak in color with a mild cherry nose. On the mid … Continue reading

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Rocca di Castagnoli Chianti Classico 2019

Ruby in color with a mild nose. On the mid palate the wine displays nice firm dark cherries along with some dark chocolate and mocha notes. On the medium length finish the wine displays firm tomato notes as well as … Continue reading

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Invivo X, SJP Sud de France Rosé 2021

Ok, I have to admit, I avoid celebrity wines. I’m not convinced the celebrity brings anything to the table. I bought this one with no research walking through the LCBO and didn’t even notice this was associated with Sarah Jessica … Continue reading

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La Cala Vermentino di Sardegna 2021

Pale straw in color with a mild nose. On the mid palate the wine displays nice crisp dry citrus notes, lemon and grass. On the medium length finish the vibrant acidity, nice minerality and stone fruits stick nicely to the … Continue reading

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Ventisquero Grey Glacier Single Block Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

On behalf of Canadian Wine Guy and I, we want to wish you all a very Merry Christmas, and a safe New Years eve! Dark in color with a mild nose. On the mid palate the wine packs a punch … Continue reading

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Graffetta Nero d’Avola 2019

Dark in color with a mild black cherry nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some nice bold rich black cherries to match the nose along with some mocha, vanilla and oak notes. On the medium length finish the … Continue reading

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Castello di Radda Chianti Classico 2018

This one was recommended by a colleague … dark in color with a mild red berry nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some ripe cherry notes, On the medium length finish, which is where this wine lives, there’s … Continue reading

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Castelli del Grevepesa Clemente VII Chianti Classico 2018

Dark in color with a nice a nice red cherry nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some lovely vibrant cherry notes along with some nice tomato hints. On the medium length finish the wine displays some nice pepper, … Continue reading

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Monte Zovo Bardolino Chiaretto Rosé 2021

Salmon in color with a nice soft red berry nose … On the mid palate the wine displays some nice tart acidity, and cranberry notes. On the medium length finish the zesty acidity clings to the mouth and lingers nicely. … Continue reading

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Tawse Growers Blend Cabernet Franc 2019

When you want to splurge a bit and get a spot on varietal example of what Niagara can do you can’t go wrong with Tawse Growers blends, both the Pinot and Cab Franc are yummy … Dark in color with … Continue reading

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Kew Vineyards Rosé 2020

Pale salmon in color with a nice crisp minerally nose. On the mid palate the wine is nice and crisp and dry with soft red berries coming through, ripe strawberries and the like. On the medium length finish the wine … Continue reading

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Terra d’Aligi Tatone Montepulciano d’Abruzzo 2017

Dark in color with a nice black cherry nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some VIBRANT black fruits and dark chocolate. On the medium length finish the wine’s velvety tannins stick nicely to the tongue along with some … Continue reading

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2018 Rodney Strong Estate Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

Garnet in color with a bold red cherry nose. On the mid palate the wine packs a punch with bold vibrant cherries, and rustic notes and long with some dark chocolate. On the medium length finish the wine displays some … Continue reading

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Franciscan Cabernet Sauvignon 2020

Dark in color with a nice black cherry nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some nice vibrant red cherries to match the nose along with some bold peppery/spicy notes and some mild mocha. On the medium length finish … Continue reading

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Curatolo Arini Grillo 2019

Pale straw in color with a nice minerally nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some tangy green notes, maybe lime/lemon … On the medium length finish the wine displays beautiful racy acidity, crisp minerality and nice dryness. This … Continue reading

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Mirabeau X Rosé 2021

Nothing quite beats a Provence Rose and this is no exception. Pale salmon in color with a mild nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some solid crisp dry cranberry notes with vibrant acidity and minerality. On the medium … Continue reading

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Domaine Tariquet Classic Blanc 2021

This wine is an interesting blend of a number of grapes I’ve not heard of before so I was curious … Pale straw in color with a mild nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some vibrant acidity, strong … Continue reading

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Christopher Michael Northwest Winemakers Pinot Noir 2019

Garnet in color with a mild red berry nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some nice vibrant red fruits, strawberry and the like along with some rustic notes. On the medium length finish the rustic notes live on … Continue reading

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2020 Pelee Island Lighthouse Riesling VQA

Pale straw in color with a mild green apple nose. On the mid palate it spot on matches the nose with a nice firm green apple note. On the medium length finish the wine displays some lovely crisp, dry, acidity, … Continue reading

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Schreckbichl Colterenzio Pinot Grigio 2020

Pale straw in color with a mild nose. On the mid palate without food the wine displays some crisp tart, lime and even a hint of smokiness. On the medium length finish the citrus notes and vibrant acidity live on … Continue reading

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El Pedrosal Crianza 2016

Dark in color with a mild red berry oaky nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some mild red fruits, almost some vermouth notes … On the medium length finish the wine displays firm edgy tannins, super velvety dryness … Continue reading

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Villa Cerna Primocolle Chianti Classico 2017

Garnet in color with a nice cherry and red berry nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some lovely cherry notes, red berries and tomatoes! On the medium length finish the wine displays some vibrant acidity that sticks nicely … Continue reading

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Catena Appellation San Carlos Cabernet Franc 2019

Inky dark in color with a vibrant black berry nose that comes right out to greet you on pouring … On the mid palate the wine has some vibrant black cherries, and some mocha. On the medium length finish there … Continue reading

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Masi Rosa dei Masi Rosé 2021

I’ve been enjoying exploring Rose’s, so when this one was on the list I found it intriguing … A Rose made with an Apassimento grape? With great anticipation I cracked this one … on first sip great anticipation turned almost … Continue reading

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Château des Charmes St. David’s Bench Vineyard Gamay Noir Droit 2018

Bias up front, I find a lot of Niagara Gamay’s way too fruit forward for my tastes, so when I was given this, I was skeptical … Dark in color with a mild nose. On the mid palate the wine … Continue reading

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