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Giant Steps Chardonnay 2018

Pale in color with a nice apple and pear nose. On the mid palate the wine matches the nose with vibrant apple and pear coming through. This is a fruit forward, elegant, unoaked (or lightly oaked) chard. On the medium … 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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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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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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Hugh Hamilton The Ratbag Merlot 2016

Dark in color with a mild nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some nice firm black plums, and earthy notes. On the medium length finish the wine displays some nice dusty tannins, vibrant acidity, some green notes and … Continue reading

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De Bortoli G.S. Pinot Noir 2018

Garnet in color with a nice, soft red berry nose. On the mid palate the wine displays nice, varietal, fruit forward raspberry and rustic notes. On the medium length finish the wine displays some bold black pepper along with some … Continue reading

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Voyager 2017 GIRT BY SEA CABERNET MERLOT

Dark in color with a vibrant dark cherry nose that comes up and tells you straight off … this is going to be good. On the mid palate the wine spot on matches the nose with dark cherries, some mocha … Continue reading

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Pepper Tree Merlot 2016

Dark in color with dark berry nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some complex dark plums, cherries and some peppery notes, quite an intensely flavored wine. On the medium length finish the wine displays firm tannins, acidity and … Continue reading

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2018 Wolf Blass Yellow Label Chardonnay

I had recently read a raving review of this wine on another web site and it was on sale $2 off so I thought … WTF I love chards let’s give it a go. Now, biases up front, I love … Continue reading

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Voyager Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon 2016

Pale in color with a slightly smoky nose along with some citrus notes. I don’t get any floral notes one would expect from the semillon. As it turns out, this wine has been aged in oak for 2 months. On … Continue reading

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Small Gully The Formula Robert’s

My taste buds have ebbed and flowed on Shiraz, I’m kinda in a meh phase on them. This one was on sampling at the LCBO by me so I grabbed one. Dark in color with a nice black berry nose. … Continue reading

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Johnny Q Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Inky dark in color with a dark berry nose. On the mid palate the wine matches the nose with black cherries, a hint of blueberry, and some oaky notes, it’s definitely a fruit forward wine.. On the mid length finish … Continue reading

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Sister’s Run Old Testament Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Dark in color with a nice red cherry nose. On the mid palate the wine matches the nose with some juicy red cherries coming through. On the medium length finsih the wine displays some nice dryness and smooth tannins. A … Continue reading

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2016 Yalumba Coonawarra Cab (mini review)

Dark in color with a nice dark berry nose. On the mid palate the wine matches the nose with some subtle back cherries to match the nose. On the medium length finish the wine displays some nice dryness and complexity. … Continue reading

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2013 J J Hahn Cab/shiraz

Inky dark in color with nice black berry nose. On the mid palate there’s some nice soft black berries to match the nose, almost blueberries. On the medium length finish the wine displays some nice soft tannins, acidity and pepper. … Continue reading

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2015 Ringbolt cab (mini review)

Dark in color with a nice dark cherry nose. On the mid palate the wine matches the nose with nice dark cherries coming through along with a hint of herbacious/green notes. The wine might be a bit young. On the … Continue reading

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2016 Wolf Blass Red Label Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon

Inky dark in color with a black berry nose. On the mid palate the wine matches the nose with black berries screaming through. While this is a blend with Cab, the shiraz is the dominant flavor. You could easily close … Continue reading

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2006 Groom Shiraz

Often times i head down to my cellar and look for something that I know I should pull and drink, but at the same time does not have some sort of significance that makes me want to hold off. I … Continue reading

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Wakefield Pinot Noir 2016

Garnet in color with a mild light red berry nose. On the mid palate there are some varietal pinot noir notes, this raspberries and the like. On the mid palate the wine displays some varietal pinot noir notes to match … Continue reading

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2014 Pepper Tree Merlot mini review

Sorry to be a little slow on the updates. Life’s been a bit busy. Dark in color with a dark berry nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some bold dark fruits and some plum. On the medium length … Continue reading

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2016 Jacobs Creek Reserve Chard

Pale in color with a mild nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some lovely varietal apple and pear. On the finish the wine displays some nice mild vanilla notes. This is a gently oaked chard. Nice and dry. … Continue reading

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2014 Chapel Hill cab sauv mini review

Dark in color with a nice varietal cherry nose. On the mid palate the wine matches the nose with some lovely cherry notes dominating. On the medium length finish the wine displays some tannins and acidity. This is a smooth … Continue reading

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2014 Kingston Shiraz (mini review)

Inky dark in color with a mild black berry nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some nice smooth black berry to match the nose. Not quite blueberry. On the medium length finish the wine has smooth tannins and … Continue reading

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2015 Chateau St. Jean Chardonnay Sonoma Coast

I’ve had this wine over the years. This one is mild on the nose with some apple/pear coming through. On the mid palate the wine displays some nice apple and pear to match the nose. On the medium length finish … Continue reading

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