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2016 Crew Merlot

Back in 2012 I had the chance to try the 2008 vintage of this wine at a wine show and was impressed. Being a mini review I looked forward to trying a bottle with food. Well it came up on … Continue reading

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Castelli del Grevepesa Castelgreve Chianti Classico 2016

Dark in color with a nice cherry nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some lovely dark cherries. On the medium length finish the wine is nice and dry with smooth tannins and some nice oaky notes. This is … Continue reading

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Rustenberg Chardonnay 2016

Slightly golden in color with a nice varietal apple/pear nose. On the mid palate this is a smooth well made chard, with apple and pear to match the nose. The wine is more of a gently oaked style with some … Continue reading

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2014 Stratus Kabang Red

Kabang is a restaurant only brand for Stratus. We found it at the Keg, and decided to take a flyer on it … the price was quite reasonable. On the nose the wine displays some mild cherries … On the … Continue reading

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Rustenberg RM Nicholson 2016

Dark in color with a nice black berry nose. On the mid palate the wine is dominated by the flavors of the shiraz, black berries and almost blue berries. On the medium length finish the wine displays some nice smooth … Continue reading

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Rustenberg Stellenbosch Sauvignon Blanc 2017

Pale in color with a mild minerally nose. On the mid palate the wine matches the nose with some lovely crisp, dry minerality to match the nose. On the medium length finish the wine is super dry with some nice … Continue reading

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Arboleda Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

I last reviewed the 2014 and was thoroughly impressed, actually I would put it amongst the best Chilean cabs … This one is nice and dark in color with a nice dark berry nose. The mid palate spot on matches … Continue reading

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Esterházy Galántha Grüner Veltliner 2017

I love Grüners, they are nice crisp, dry and food friendly. We don’t get a lot here in Ontario … This one is pale in color with a mild citrus nose. On the mid palate right out of the fridge … Continue reading

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2016 Closson chase Vineyard chard

Pale in color with a mild varietal nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some lovely vibrant apple and pear to match the nose. The fruit is really quite expressive without being a friot bomb. On the medium length … Continue reading

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CUNE Crianza 2014

Dark in color with a mild red berry nose. On the mid palate the wine seems a little watery in texture along with some nice cherry notes. On the medium length finish the wine displays some soft tannins and acidity. … Continue reading

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2015 Beringer Napa Valley Chard (mini review)

Pale in color with a nice apple/pear nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some lovely varietal, bold fruit, apple and pear to match the nose. On the medium length finish the wine displays some nice smooth acidity, nice … Continue reading

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2015 Sumac Ridge Cab/Merlot

I had the pleasure of spending some time in Alberta recently and it’s proximity to BC means you get some of the Okanagan wines we rarely see in Ontario. I’ve had Sumac ridge wines before and been impressed so I … Continue reading

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INVIVO MARLBOROUGH SAUVIGNON BLANC 2017

Pale in color with a mild nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some nice grassy and citrus notes. On the medium length finish the wine displays some lovely food friendly acidity. This is a smooth elegant Sauve blanc. … Continue reading

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Chateau Haut Sociondo 2014

Every now and then a reasonably priced Bordeaux comes along. This is one of them. Dark in color with a nice mild dark berry nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some nice rick black berries, some mocha/coffee notes. … Continue reading

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2013 Long Dog Top Dog Pinot noir

Garnet in color with a mild soft red berry nose. On the mid palate the wine matches the nose with some nice vibrant soft red berries, strawberries and raspberries coming through along with some nice rustic notes. The fruit is … Continue reading

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Louis Jadot Chablis 2015

Pale in color with a mild apple/pear nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some nice vibrant fruit, apple and pear to match the nose. On the light finish … ah there just isn’t much. The LCBO describe it … Continue reading

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2017 Trius Cab Franc

I was wandering out of the grocery store and grabbed this one, solely for convenience. I hadn’t noticed it was a 2017, I guess it didn’t spend a lot time (if any) in Oak? Dark in color with a fruity … Continue reading

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2016 Sterling Vintner’s reserve chard

Slightly golden in color with a nice apple/pear nose. On the mid palate the wine matches the nose with apple and pear coming through quite nicely. On the medium length finish the wine displays some nice vanilla. This is a … Continue reading

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2014 Grange Cab Franc

Dark in color with a nice red berry nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some lovely, smooth, vibrant, varietal cab franc notes, red cherries and the like. I always have difficulty describing cab franc’s eloquently. They are a … Continue reading

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2017 CLOSSON CHASE KJ WATSON PINOT GRIS

Pale in color with nice crisp nose with some hints of stone fruit coming through. On the mid palate the wine displays some mild stone fruits along with some lovely crisp dry minerality. On the medium length finish the wine … Continue reading

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Ridgepoint 2011 Cabernet Merlot Ripasso

Slightly garnet in color, with a slightly dried berry nose. On the mid palate there’s some nice red berries along with some dried fruit notes. On the medium length finish the wine displays smooth tannins and acidity. It’s a simple … Continue reading

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Trius Barrel Fermented Chardonnay 2016

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

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2017 Fielding Pinot Grigio

Pale in color with a slight hint of red from some minor skin contact. On the nose the wine displays some nice peach and stone fruits. On the mid palate the wine displays peach and stone fruits to match the … Continue reading

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2015 Huff South Bay Vineyards Merlot

I haven’t been out to the county wineries since 2009 so as part of a road trip we stopped in for a couple of days. We stayed at the Waring house centrally located. It was shocking how the Warning house … Continue reading

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Frey 2017 Pinot Gris (Grauburgunder) mini review

Grauburgunder is the German name for Pinot Gris. This one is pale in color with a mild peach nose. On the mid palate the wine matches the nose with soft stone fruit and peach notes. On the medium length finish … Continue reading

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