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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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, … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Poggio al Tufo Vermentino 2020

I enjoy Vermentinos, crisp dry flavorful wines, we don’t get enough of them, so when one comes in, as long as the sugar content is low, I grab them … This one is pale straw in color with a nice … Continue reading

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Three Paddles Pinot Noir 2017

Garnet in color with a nice soft red berry nose. On the mid palate the wine is spot on varietal with lovely raspberry and cherry notes, almost sour cherry … On the medium length finish the wine is palate coating … Continue reading

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Capezzana Barco Reale di Carmignano 2018

Dark in color with a nice red cherry nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some nice smooth red cherries along with some zesty tomato notes. On the medium length finish the wine displays some nice velvety tannins and … Continue reading

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Airfield Yakima Valley Chardonnay 2020

Pale straw in color, the first thing that hits the nose straight out of the bottle is bubble gum, not really strong but noticeable. On the mid palate the wine displays more citrus minerally notes Vs creamy/caramel/oak/buttery notes. This defiitely … Continue reading

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Clos de los Siete 2018

Inky dark in color with a black berry nose. On the mid palate it’s all black berries coming through along with some mild dark chocolate notes. On the medium length finish the wine displays some nice velvety tannins and some … Continue reading

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2019 Las Mulas Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva Organic

Dark in color with a nice dark cherry nose. On the mid palate the wine spot on matches the nose with dark cherries, some spicy notes and dark chocolate. On the medium length in finish the wine displays some strong … Continue reading

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William Hill Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Dark in color with a nice black cherry nose. On the mid palate there’s some black cherry to match the nose along with some dark chocolate notes. On the medium length finish the wine displays some bright vibrant acidity, some … Continue reading

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2017 Tommasi Amarone della Valpolicella Classico

I have to admit, Amarone’s are not a wine I have a lot of experience, and given the importance of pairing food/wine to me, I struggled with the best place to put this wine, it was a gift from Dale/Lori! … Continue reading

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Strewn 2019 Barrel Aged Chardonnay

Pale to slightly golden in color with a mild pear and apple nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some vibrant apple and pear notes to match the nose. On the medium length finish the wine displays some nice … Continue reading

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Château la Tour de l’Évêque Rosé 2020

Salmon in color with a mild nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some vibrant, tart, cranberry like flavors. On the mid palate the wine displays some bright vibrant acidity, quite refreshing and it lingers nicely on the palate. … Continue reading

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2019 Kendall-Jackson Vintner’s Reserve Chardonnay

This is a long running, outstanding oaked chard that from time to time goes on sale, when it does, grab it, my bet, it will easily keep for a couple years. This one is pale/golden in color with a nice … Continue reading

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Château Bel Air Perponcher Réserve 2018

Inky dark in color with a nice black berry and cherry nose. On the mid palate the wine packs a punch with black berries and cherries to match the nose along with some strong spicy notes. On the medium length … Continue reading

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Château Mirambeau Papin 2016

Dark in color with a mild black berry nose. On the mid palate the wine matches the nose with dark berries along with some noticeable oak nots, especially fresh out of the bottle. On the medium length finish the dark … Continue reading

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Ardal Crianza 2014

Dark in color with a mild black berry nose. On the mid palate the wine displays black cherries, firm oak notes along with some mocha. On the medium length finish the wine displays some with some strong peppery notes, dusty … Continue reading

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Lundy Manor Lundy Red 2016

I’ve seen this winery mentioned a number of times in LCBO releases and wondered, well this time my curiosity got the better of me. The blend looks good, g/l look inviting to so I jumped … Spoiler alert … DON’T … Continue reading

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Murphy-Goode Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

This wine has long been a fav of mine since first encountering it at Reds … Ruby in color with a nice inviting red berry nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some nice crisp dry dark cherry notes, … Continue reading

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Zenato San Benedetto Lugana 2020

Pale straw in color with a minerally nose … On the mid palate the wine delivers beautifully crisp minerally and citrus notes that gently coat the palate. On the medium length finish the vibrant acidity lives on nicely. This wine … Continue reading

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Lily Sparkling Rosé VQA

Slightly pale salmon in color a nice minerally nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some nice crisp minerality along with some light citrus notes. On the medium length finish the wine displays some nice vibrant acidity, crisp dryness, … Continue reading

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