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2017 Thirty Bench winemakers blend Chard

I’ve been buying this for a couple of years now, and sadly it’s trending opposite to my tastes, becoming more fruit forward, less complex, less oaky. 2015 was the best of the years to date (to my tastes). Vinification notes … Continue reading

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Rock Point Pinot Noir 2015

The release before Christmas from the LCBO is always filled with lots of over priced wines they think you will buy to give as presents. The release just after Christmas (when everyone is broke) is always the bargain lists. Dark … Continue reading

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Trius Brut

I was walking out of Longos just before New Years eve and they were sampling this bubbly. And one must have a bubbly to bring in the new year. Pale in color with a nice apple/pear nose. On the mid … Continue reading

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Monte del Frà Lena di Mezzo Valpolicella Ripasso Classico Superiore 2015

Dark in color with a nice red berry nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some nice juicy red berries. On the medium length finish the wine displays some nice firm tannins and acidity. Quite a nice, varietal ripasso, … Continue reading

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2017 G. Marquis Chard

I’ve previously reviewed both the 2014 and 2016 vintages of this wine and been impressed. I was grabbing the pinot so grabbed the chard at the same time. Slightly golden in color with a nice apple/pear nose. On the mid … Continue reading

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2015 Buried Hope Cabernet Sauvignon

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

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Stadt Krems Grüner Veltliner 2016

Pale in color with a nice crisp minerally nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some nice crisp dry honeysuckle notes. This reminds me a lot of a crisp dry Riesling. On the medium length finish the wine displays … Continue reading

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Feudo Montoni Lagnusa Nero D’Avola 2015

I had this one recommended to me by a colleague … Thanks Semion! I don’t know the Nero D’Avola grape well so had no idea what to expect. Inky dark in color with a mild black berry nose. On the … Continue reading

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2016 G. Marquis Pinot Noir

I’ve had this wine for a couple of vintages now and been impressed with it, quite good, I last wrote up the 2014 vintage. It’s made by Magnotta and G. Marquis is a premium label for them. Garnet in color … Continue reading

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Sutherland Pinot Noir 2015

Garnet in color with a strawberry nose. On the mid palate the wine displays strawberries to match the nose. On the lighter side of medium length in finish the wine displays some gentle tannins and acidity along with some mocha … Continue reading

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Pazo das Bruxas Albariño 2016

Pale in color with a nice crisp nose with some nice citrus coming through. On the mid palate it matches the nose with nice crisp dry minerality along with some nice lime notes. On the medium length in finish the … Continue reading

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Cloudline Pinot Noir 2017

Garnet in color with a nice red berry nose. On the mid palate the wine matches the nose with nice strawberry and raspberry notes. On the medium length finish the wine displays some nice soft tannins and lively acidity. This … Continue reading

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13th Street Cuvée Brut Rosé

I have to admit, I’m not a fan of Rosé … and even less of a fan of a sparkling Rosé but I had this one at a wine tasting and was impressed. Recently I had a little dinner party, … Continue reading

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2016 Sargent Canyon Cab sauv (mini review)

Dark in color with a lovely rich fruit forward nose of cherries. On the mid palate it spot on matches the nose with nice rich cherry notes. On the medium length finish the wine displays some nice smooth tannins. This … Continue reading

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2017 Novas Gran Reserva Sauvignon Blanc Organic

Pale in color with a crisp nice citrus nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some nice citrus, and pink grapefruit notes to match the nose. On the medium length finish the wine display lovely dryness, and acidity. Without … Continue reading

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José Pariente Verdejo 2016

Pale in color with a nose with lots of minerality coming through. On the mid palate the wine matches the nose with some nice crisp dry citrus, maybe even grapfruit coming through and lots of minerality. On the medium length … Continue reading

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Joel Gott Sauvignon Blanc 2016

Pale in color with a mild citrus nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some nice subtle citrus notes to match the nose. On the medium length finish the wine displays some nice acidity and dryness. The minerality comes … Continue reading

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Alta Vista Premium Cabernet Franc 2016

This one caught my eye in that I think it’s the first time I’ve seen what appears to be a 100% cab franc from Argentina so I wondered what it would be like. Inky dark in color with a nice … Continue reading

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Lenz Moser Prestige Grüner Veltliner 2016

I’m a big Grüner fan. This one is pale in color with a mild nose. With food the wine was quite light and non-descript. I served it with Mac and cheese and my gf had a cabbage role, and both … Continue reading

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2015 Franciscan Chard

Slightly golden in color with a nice pear/apple nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some rich pear and apple. On the medium length finish the wine displays lovely vanilla, butter and some butterscotch along with some nice dryness … Continue reading

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2017 Rocca Delle Macie Moonlite (mini review)

I recently had the pleasure of attending the Italian Consulate wine tasting at Roy Thompson hall in Toronto. This is only the second time I’ve attended … it’s positively overwhelming. Over 127 tables of wines being poured. So your looking … Continue reading

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2017 Grayson cellar Cab sauv

We had this at Red’s Midtown off their by the glass menu … Dark in color with a rich vibrant nose that just jumps out at you. On the mid palate the wine matches the nose with lovely bold rich … Continue reading

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2017 Silverpoint Sauv Blanc

I recently noticed this one in the general list section and hadn’t tried it, so gave it a whirl. I’m always looking for my next new fav daily wine, and at this price it was worth a flyer! Pale in … Continue reading

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2017 Burnt Ship Bay Sauv blanc

Pale in color with nice citrus, minerally nose. On the mid palate the wine matches the nose with citrus, and minerality coming through. This is a smoother, milder sauv blanc, but spot on varietal. Medium in length on the finish … Continue reading

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Clos de los Siete 2014

This is a wine that has been consistently good over a lot of years, and spoiler alert … still is. Inky dark in color with a nice dark berry nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some nice dark … Continue reading

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