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John Galea Wine Reviews

Oyster Bay Pinot Noir

Garnet in color with a mild red berry nose. On the mid palate the wine matches the nose with spot on varietal cherries and strawberries along with some nice rustic notes. On the medium in length finish the wine’s fruit … Continue reading

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Cavino Nemea Grande Reserve 2014

Dark in color with a mild black berry nose … it’s about the ONLY thing about this wine that is mild … On the mid palate the wine displays prominent oakey notes along with BIG vibrant black berries, black cherries, … Continue reading

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Boeckel Riesling 2021

Pale straw in color with a nice crisp citrus and minerally nose. On the mid palate the wine displays lovely crisp dry citrus notes, stone fruit and minerality. There’s a lot going on in this wine … On the medium … Continue reading

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Harken Barrel Fermented Chardonnay 2020

This is the second of two chards I picked up looking for another buttery, creamy, rich chard and it filled in when Ahead by a Century was a flop … Pale straw in color with a nice apple/pear nose. On … Continue reading

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Alvento Sparkling Rosé 2018

Quite pink in color with a very champagne like nose … On the mid palate you could close your eyes and forget this is a rose, it displays mostly some crisp dry milder citrus notes that totally do not give … Continue reading

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2021 Sonoma-Cutrer Russian River Ranches Chardonnay

Golden in color with a nice Apple and pear nose … On the mid palate the wine spot on matches thee nose with lovely rich apple and pear fruit along with beautiful vanilla and butterscotch notes. On the medium length … Continue reading

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Nozzole Chianti Classico Riserva 2019

Inky dark in color with a nice red berry nose. On the mid palate the wine displays lots of vibrant fruit, tomatoes, cherry, mocha and dark chocolate. On the longer side of medium in length this is a BIG wine … Continue reading

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Elderton Barossa Shiraz 2020

I don’t drink a lot of Shiraz’s these days … This one is inky dark in color with a nice black berry nose. On the mid palate the wine displays nice smooth black berry notes, with no sweetness … On … Continue reading

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I Balzi BIO Grillo 2021

Slightly golden in color with an odd solvent nose. On the mid palate the wine display lovely crisp acidity, firm green apple notes, some nice tartness and the solvent notes continue. On the medium length finish the wine displays lively … Continue reading

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Thymiopoulos Young Vines Xinomavro 2020

Inky dark in color with a mild nose. On the mid palate the wine packs a punch with big black berry notes along with some dark chocolate. On the medium length finish the wine displays firm peppery notes, tannins and … Continue reading

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Locust Lane Chardonnay 2019

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

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The Tragically Hip Ahead by a Century Chardonnay 2021

I was looking for some new buttery, rich, creamy, oaked chards to supplement our gotos which are the Kendal Jackson and the Henry of Pelham Short Hills and the description on this one sounded promising. With a lot of white … Continue reading

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2022 Doppio Passo Grillo Sicilia

Pale straw in color with a mild citrus nose. On the mid palate the wine displays lovely crisp citrus notes, albeit a bit milder … On the medium length finish the wine display some nice crisp vibrant acidity that sticks … Continue reading

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Feudo Maccari Noto Neré Nero d’Avola 2020

This one comes to me as a recommendation from Semion … Dark in color with a mild black berry nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some nice rich black fruits to match the nose. On the medium length … Continue reading

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2020 Castello di Gabbiano Chianti Classico DOCG

This is a general list product that was on sale so I thought I’d give it a whirl … Chianti Classicos have become one of my favorite, go to wines. This one is dark in color with a mild red … Continue reading

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Château La Gorce 2018

I haven’t had this one in a while, way back in 2014 it was the 2005 vintage back then … Dark in color with a nice rich dark berry nose … On the mid palate the wine displays big bold … Continue reading

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Castello di Bossi C. Berardenga Chianti Classico 2020

Dark in color with a milder cherry nose. On the mid palate the wine has some vibrant black cherry notes, along with some dark chocolate and mocha. On the longer side of medium in length this wine packs a BIG … Continue reading

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Villa Cerna Primocolle Chianti Classico 2019

Dark in color with a nice mild cherry nose. On the mid palate the wine displays lovely vibrant cherry notes along with some nice coffee, mocha and dark chocolate notes. On the medium length finish the wine display lovely vibrant … Continue reading

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Monterra Cabernet Sauvignon 2021

Dark in color with a mild cherry nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some some nice vibrant, varietal, rich cherry notes along with some mild herbal notes, but not in your face. On the medium length finish the … Continue reading

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2021 Flat Rock Pinot Noir Classics

I haven’t had a Flat Rock Pinor Noir in a long time, so when a guest brought it over I was thrilled to reunite with an old fav … I was positively shocked to see the Gravity Pinot has crept … Continue reading

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Valdemar Inspiración Selección 2019

Dark in color with a black berry nose. On the mid palate the wine display some nice black fruits to match the nose. On the medium length in finish the wine display some peppery notes, along with some nice tannins … Continue reading

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Il Poggio Sannio Aglianico 2018

Dark in color with a mild red cherry nose … about the only thing mild about this wine. On the mid palate the wine packs a big punch with cherry, earthy notes, strong oak, and big dark chocolate. On the … Continue reading

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Buried Cane Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

Dark in color with a a vibrant black berry nose … On the mid palate the wine displays intense, vibrant black fruits. On the medium length finish the wine displays firm tannins and peppery notes along with some firm acidity, … Continue reading

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Rustenberg Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

Dark in color with a mild dark cherry nose. On the mid palate the wine displays lovely rich dark cherries to match the nose along with some nice soft dark chocolate notes and som nice smooth tannins and acidity. This … Continue reading

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Head High Pinot Noir 2021

Garnet in color with a a soft red berry nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some vibrant rich bold red fruit, strawberry and raspberry notes … On the medium length finish the wine displays some nice smooth acidity … Continue reading

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