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Frei Brothers Sonoma Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Inky dark in color with a nice dark cherry and black plum nose. On the mid palate the wine displays lovely, elegant, vibrant black cherries, black plums to match the nose along with some nice mocha and dark chocolate. On … Continue reading

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Brella Pinot Noir 2014

Dark garnet in color with a mild red berry nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some nice rustic notes, and somewhere between a raspberry and a strawberry in flavor … On the lighter side of medium in length … Continue reading

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Rcabernet Sauvignon 2017

Dark in color with a nice black cherry nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some black cherries, blackberries and cassis. On the medium length finish the wine has some strong acidity, mild peppery notes and mild tannins. This … Continue reading

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Hahn Monterey Chardonnay 2017

Pale in color with a mild nose. On the mid palate the wine starts off with some apple and pear coming through that are quickly overwhelmed by strong peppery notes and firm acidity. Not to the point of bitter, but … Continue reading

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2018 Tom Gore Cabernet Sauvignon

Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas! Dark in color with a nice black berry nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some nice dark cherry notes along with some mocha. On the lighter side of medium in length on the … Continue reading

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2017 Kendall-Jackson Vintner’s Reserve Chardonnay

Nice golden color with a nice rich apple and pear nose. On the mid palate the wine displays bold rich apple and pair notes that match the nose. On the medium length finish the wine displays some nice buttery, rich … Continue reading

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2012 Erath Pinot Noir

Garnet in color with a nice soft red berry nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some nice raspberry/strawberry notes, quite fruit forward. On the medium length finish the wine displays some nice smooth tannins and acidity. A spot … Continue reading

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Simi Sonoma County Dry Rosé 2018

A lovely strawberry in color, this one caught my eye in the store. At 3 g/l in residual sugar it’s up my alley. We had pizza on the menu tonight, lazy, so a perfect Rose night! A mild nose greets … Continue reading

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Chateau Ste. Michelle Rosé 2018

Strawberry in color with a mild nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some nice lively acidity, some tart rhubarb like notes, along with some mild citrus notes. On the medium length finish the wine displays some nice palate … Continue reading

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Westmount Pinot Noir 2015

Nice garnet in color with a soft red berry nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some nice vibrant red berries, edgy strawberries and the like. On the mid palate the wine displays some mild pepper, nice tannins and … Continue reading

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Frei Brothers Sonoma Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Dark in color with a nice black cherry nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some lovely expressive black cherries to match the nose. On the medium length finish the wine displays firm peppery notes, tannins and acidity. Even … Continue reading

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Franciscan Chardonnay 2016

Pale in color with a nice mild apple/pear nose. On the mid palate the wine displays all the varietal fruit notes, apple and pear to match the nose. The wine displays little to no creamyness and little to no vanilla. … Continue reading

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2017 Meiomi Pinot Noir

Dark in color wine a mild red berry nose. On the mid palate the wine displays more cherry notes than I would expect out of a Pinot. On the medium length finish the wine displays some acidity and tannins. Honestly … Continue reading

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William Hill North Coast Chardonnay 2016

Golden in color with a nice apple/pear nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some nice apple/pear to match the nose. The fruit on this wine is quite expressive. On the medium length finish the wine displays some nice … Continue reading

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Clayhouse Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Dark in color with a mild cherry nose. This wine is of two profiles, with and without food. Without food the wine displays some nice vibrant cherries to match the nose along with some nice mocha notes, and a hint … Continue reading

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2015 Ménage à Trois Decadence Cabernet Sauvignon

I was wandering through my local LCBO and they were sampling this wine, I tried it and liked it enough to buy a bottle. I have to turn my reaction off to the silly name to even consider this wine, … Continue reading

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2017 Josh Cellars Chardonnay

I was wandering through the LCBO and needed a cold bottle of chard to go with the cod I had planned for the meal and this one was there. Based on the description I grabbed it. Pale to slightly golden … Continue reading

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2015 Josh Cellars Merlot

We were doing a tasting of the Reserve Cab sauv and noticed it tasted more like a merlot than a cab so decided to give this one a whirl. It’s in the general list, and a LOT cheaper. Dark in … Continue reading

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Chloe 2016 Chardonnay

Ok I admit it … I like a good oaked chard. Not over baked … just so! A perfect companion for scallops, a real ratatouille moment. So we planned a decadent meal for the night. Scallops, brussel sprouts and a … Continue reading

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2017 Underwood Pinot Noir

We stopped by Joey’s Eatons center for their half price bottles special on Thursdays and tried this one. The wine is regularly $65 so for $32.50 not a bad deal. Lovely garnet color with a vibrant, inviting strawberry nose ummmmm. … 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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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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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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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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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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