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Chateau St. Jean Merlot 2017

Dark in color with a mild dark berry nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some vibrant black plums. On the medium length finish the wine displays some soft tannins and acidity. This is definitely a softer, gentler fruit … Continue reading

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Marchesi de’ Frescobaldi Tenuta di Castiglioni 2018

Dark in color with a mild nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some nice dark berry notes along with some noticeable oak/wood. On the lighter side of medium in length the wine displays some nice vibrant acidity and … Continue reading

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Domaine Chauviniere Muscadet Sèvre et Maine Sur Lie 2018

Pale in color with a citrus nose. On the mid palate the wine matches the nose with some nice, crisp, dry minerality along with some dominant smokey notes that’s kind of off putting. On the medium length finish the wine … Continue reading

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Evidencia Reserva Touriga Nacional 2016

Inky dark in color with a mild dark berry nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some expressive dark fruits. On the medium length finish the wine displays some firm tannins and acidity along with some bold mocha/coffee notes, … Continue reading

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Rioja Vega Crianza 2016

Dark in color with a mild nose, about all that is mild about this wine. On the mid palate the wine displays some firm black cherries along with some nice chocolate notes. On the medium length in finish this wine … Continue reading

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Trimbach Pinot Blanc 2018

Pale in color with a nice minerally nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some nice crisp mild green apple notes along with some golden delicious. On the medium length finish the wine displays some nice, crisp, dry minerality … Continue reading

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Villa Matilde Stregamora Piedirosso 2018

Dark in color with a dark berry and smoky nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some nice dark berries along with some noticeable coffee and mocha notes along with a hint of earthiness. On the medium length finish … Continue reading

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Calamus Ball’s Falls Red 2017

Inky dark in color with a mild black berry nose, about the only thing about this wine that is mild. On the mid palate the wine displays some intense, vibrant black berry notes, along with some slightly bitter dark chocolate, … Continue reading

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2018 Robert Mondavi Fume Blanc

In case your not aware, a Fume blanc is an oaked Sauv blanc, some Bordeaux Sauv blancs have oak as well. I’ve always been kind of opposed to the concept … I love a sharp edgy sauv blanc so the … Continue reading

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Ambrogio e Giovanni Folonari Nozzole Chianti Classico Riserva 2015

Dark in color with a nice cherry nose. On the mid palate this wine is classic Chianti, pun intended with lots of nice dried cherry and tomato notes. On the medium length finish the wine displays some nice dry, velvety … Continue reading

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2018 Beronia Tempranillo Rioja

Dark in color with a nice dark berry nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some vibrant black cherries along with some nice wood and tobacco notes. On the medium length finish the wine displays some edgy tannins, acidity … Continue reading

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2018 Tawse Quarry Road Organic Riesling

In a perfect world a reviewer would not be influenced by their personal biases. Sadly, that is not a world I live in. I have been turned off repeatedly by sweet rieslings, just so not to my tastes. Some will … Continue reading

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Château Vignol Blanc 2018

Pale in color with a mild grassy nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some nice grassy notes to match the nose along with some lime and some oily notes. On the medium length finish the wine displays some … Continue reading

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2018 Mission Hill Reserve Chardonnay

Golden in color with a nice golden delicious apple nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some nice baked apple notes along with some pear and distinctive vanilla notes. On the medium length finish the wine displays some nice … Continue reading

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2017 A to Z Wineworks Pinot Noir

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

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Sons of Eden Freya Riesling 2018

Pale in color with a varietal honey suckle nose. On the mid palate the wine matches the nose with honey suckle being dominant along with some citrus, and lime notes. On the medium length finish the wine displays some nice … Continue reading

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2019 Aveleda Vinho Verde

This is the second Vinho Verde from Alveleda but this one doesn’t give away which grapes are involved on the label or on the LCBO web site. Pale straw in color with a mild, dry, minerally citrus nose. There’s some … Continue reading

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Mountadam Riesling 2018

Pale straw in color with a very mild honeysuckle nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some nice crisp, dry, minerality, as long as some citrus notes. On the medium length finish the wine displays some nice crisp minerality … Continue reading

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2019 Jacob’s Creek Moscato Rosé

I picked this one up without looking more closely … Salmon in color with lots of bubbles as you pour it (I didn’t even know it was a sparkling wine). On the nose the wine displays some sweet sugary notes … Continue reading

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Clos Bel-Air 2016

Dark in color with a mild nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some nice black plums along with some mocha notes. On the lighter side of medium in length the wine displays some nice smooth dry tannins along … Continue reading

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Hess Select Monterey County Chardonnay 2018

Biases up front, I prefer an oaked chard over an unoaked. When I read the description on the LCBO web site I was under the misunderstanding this was an oaked chard. Even the categorization of full bodied and rich to … Continue reading

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Granite Hill Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Dark color with a black cherry nose. On the mid palate there are some black cherry notes along with some cassis, minty, herbal and even some eucalyptus notes. On finish the wine is on the lighter side of medium in … Continue reading

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2019 Redstone Rose

Salmon in color with a mild red berry nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some nice strawberry notes along with some citrus. On the medium length finish the wine displays some nice crisp acidity, nice dryness along with … Continue reading

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2015 Redstone Cab/merlot

Dark in color with a nice rich red berry nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some nice firm dark cherry notes along with some earthy notes and mocha/coffee … On the medium length finish the wine displays some … Continue reading

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2017 Small Gully The Formula Robert’s Shiraz

Inky dark in color with a mild black berry nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some juicy, fruit forward, black berries and black currants along with some herbal notes. On the lighter side on the finish the wine … Continue reading

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