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John Galea Wine Reviews

Patrizi Nebbiolo d’Alba 2019

Garnet in color with a mild red berry nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some nice dried fruit notes and red cherries along with some tomato. On the medium length finish the wine displays some mild acidity and … Continue reading

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Casale dello Sparviero Chianti Classico 2018

Dark in color with a mild nose. On the mid palate this wine is a spot on varietal Chianti Classic with nice cherry and mocha notes. On the medium length finish the wine is nice and dry with smooth tannins, … Continue reading

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Pasqua 11 Minutes Rosé 2021

Pale salmon in color with an odd pink grapefruit nose. The wine took me off guard, it was NOT what I was expecting. On the mid palate the wine displays strong, dominant pink grapefruit notes along with some strong acidity. … Continue reading

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Confidencial Reserva Rosé 2021

Pale salmon in color with a soft strawberry nose … On the mid palate the wine displays some nice sharp tart strawberry notes that stick nicely on the tongue. On the medium length finish the wine displays some nice vibrant … Continue reading

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Frei Brothers Reserve Chardonnay 2019

Pale golden in color with a vibrant apple/pear nose. On the mid palate the wine displays absolutely spot on varietal oaked chard with apple and pear, nice vanilla noes, and some nice creaminess. On the medium length finish the wine … Continue reading

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Château Bouscassé 2016

Dark in color with a smoky, earthy nose along with some black berries. On the mid palate the wine displays deep rich black berries along with some nice peppery notes, vibrant acidity and firm tannins. On the medium length finish … Continue reading

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2016 Monte Antico

Dark in color with a nice mild dark berry nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some nice rich dark cherry notes along with some nice dark plum and tomato notes. On the medium length finish the wine displays … Continue reading

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Glen Carlou Pinot Noir Rosé 2021

Salmon in color with a mild slightly minerally nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some soft citrus and grapefruit notes, but where this wine lives is in the finish. On the medium length finish the wine displays some … Continue reading

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2021 Aveleda Fonte Rose

Salmon in color with a smoky flinty nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some nice crisp minerality, strawberries and the like. The minerality sticks nicely to the tongue leaving some almost lime hints. On the medium length finish … Continue reading

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2020 Cave Spring Dry Rosé VQA

Pale salmon in color with a mild nose. On the mid palate the wine displays lovely vibrant tart strawberry and cranberry notes along with some strong palate coating citrus notes. On the medium length finish the wine displays vibrant acidity … Continue reading

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Tom Gore Chardonnay 2018

These days, I find myself in the minority, I enjoy oaked chards. This one is golden in color with a nice apple and pear nose. On the mid palate the wine is a lovely well oaked, but not over baked … Continue reading

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Imagery Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

Dark in color with a mild black berry nose along with some oaky notes. On the mid palate the wine displays dark black berries to match the nose along with some mild oaky notes. On the medium length finish there’s … Continue reading

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Peter Lehmann The Barossan Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Inky dark in color with a nice black cherry nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some juicy rich black cherry notes to match the nose. On the medium length finish the wine display some nice dusty tannins, a … Continue reading

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Château Gémeillan 2014

Dark in color with a nice black berry nose … On the mid palate the displays lovely rich black berries, black cherries and the like to match the nose. On the medium length finish the wine displays some vibrant acidity … Continue reading

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Piazzano Ventoso Sangiovese 2019

Dark in color with a mild cherry nose with some oaky notes coming through. On the mid palate this wine is a BIG one with lots of dark cherries, tomato notes, firm vibrant acidity and noticeable oak. On the medium … Continue reading

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Sidewood Chardonnay 2018

Pale straw in color with a mild nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some apple and pear. On the mid palate the wine displays some oaky, toasty, spicy/pepper notes with a slightly creamy texture, nice and dry. If … Continue reading

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Cecchi Storia di Famiglia Chianti Classico 2019

Dark in color with a nice mild red berry nose. On the mid palate the wine packs a bunch with beautiful rich dark berries along with mocha and smokey/oaky notes. On the medium length in finish the wine has some … Continue reading

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Sutherland Pinot Noir 2019

Garnet in color with a nice soft red berry nose. On the mid palate the wine has lovely soft red fruits, strawberry and raspberry and the like along some some lovely palate coating rustic notes. On the medium length finish … Continue reading

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Medeiros Rosé 2021

Pale salmon in color with a nice soft red berry nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some nice strawberry and soft red berry notes to match the nose. On the medium length finish the wine displays some nice … Continue reading

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Villa Trasqua Chianti Classico

Dark in color with a nice red berry nose along with some wood notes. On the mid palate the wine displays some beautiful rich red cherries along with noticeable oak, and some alcohol notes. On the medium length finish the … Continue reading

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Pitars Braida Santa Cecilia Pinot Grigio 2019

Pale straw in color with a nice minerally/citrus nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some nice crisp minerality, citrus, and lime notes. On the medium length finish the wine displays some nice mouth gripping acidity and citrus notes … Continue reading

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Poliziano Rosso di Montepulciano

Dark in color with a mild nose. On the mid palate the wine displays nice rich black berry notes … On the medium length finish the wine displays some beautiful rich dryness, chocolate and mocha notes along with smooth tannins … Continue reading

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Marynissen Cabernet Franc 2019

Dark in color with a mild nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some nice cherry and raspberry notes, quite fruit forward … On the medium length finish the wine has smooth tannins and acidity, nice and dry. This … Continue reading

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Marynissen Cabernet/Merlot 2019

Dark in color with a nice cherry and red berry nose. On the mid palate the wine delivers some nice juicy dark cherries and some black plum notes. On the medium length finish the wine delivers some nice gentle tannins, … Continue reading

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Hecht & Bannier Bandol Rosé 2020

I’ll be honest and up front, there isn’t a chance I would pay the original price $34.95 let along the reduced price of $28.25 but when I was in my local LCBO they had this one for $19.95 so I … Continue reading

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