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John Galea Wine Reviews

2018 Tawse Quarry Road Organic Riesling

In a perfect world a reviewer would not be influenced by their personal biases. Sadly, that is not a world I live in. I have been turned off repeatedly by sweet rieslings, just so not to my tastes. Some will … Continue reading

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Château Vignol Blanc 2018

Pale in color with a mild grassy nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some nice grassy notes to match the nose along with some lime and some oily notes. On the medium length finish the wine displays some … Continue reading

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2018 Mission Hill Reserve Chardonnay

Golden in color with a nice golden delicious apple nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some nice baked apple notes along with some pear and distinctive vanilla notes. On the medium length finish the wine displays some nice … Continue reading

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2017 A to Z Wineworks Pinot Noir

Garnet in color with a nice red berry nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some nice cranberry, and sour cherry notes along with some rustic and earthy tones. On the medium length finish the wine displays some nice … 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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2019 Aveleda Vinho Verde

This is the second Vinho Verde from Alveleda but this one doesn’t give away which grapes are involved on the label or on the LCBO web site. Pale straw in color with a mild, dry, minerally citrus nose. There’s some … 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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Clos Bel-Air 2016

Dark in color with a mild nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some nice black plums along with some mocha notes. On the lighter side of medium in length the wine displays some nice smooth dry tannins along … Continue reading

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Granite Hill Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Dark color with a black cherry nose. On the mid palate there are some black cherry notes along with some cassis, minty, herbal and even some eucalyptus notes. On finish the wine is on the lighter side of medium in … Continue reading

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2019 Redstone Rose

Salmon in color with a mild red berry nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some nice strawberry notes along with some citrus. On the medium length finish the wine displays some nice crisp acidity, nice dryness along with … Continue reading

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2015 Redstone Cab/merlot

Dark in color with a nice rich red berry nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some nice firm dark cherry notes along with some earthy notes and mocha/coffee … On the medium length finish the wine displays some … 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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2019 Peller Rose

Salmon in color with a nice strawberry nose. On the mid palate the wine displays nice crisp strawberry notes to match the nose along with some nice citrus acidity. On the medium length finish the wine is nice and dry … Continue reading

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Carpineto Chianti Classico 2017

Dark in color with a nice cherry nose. On the mid palate the black fruits are smacked immediately by firm tannins and acidity. The wine is just too young to be approachable now and just completely overshadows what is likely … Continue reading

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2018 Kacab Rebecca Rose

Salmon in color with mild nose. On the mid palate the wine smacks you with bubble gum being the dominant flavor along with some citrus notes. On the medium length finish the wine displays some mild acidity where the citrus … Continue reading

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Columbia Winery Merlot 2017

Dark in color with a mild plummy nose. On the mid palate the wine displays a fruit forward, plum dominant jammy merlot. On the lighter side of medium in length the wine displays some soft tannins and acidity. I would … Continue reading

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2018 Trius Barrel fermented Chard

Slightly golden in color with an apple/pear nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some prominent vanilla notes, along with some nice apple and pear to match the nose. This is a nice, rich varietal, oaked, dry chard. Quite … Continue reading

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San Felice Chianti Classico 2017

Dark in color with a nice cherry nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some nice cherry notes, along with some nice tomato notes. On the medium length finish the wine displays some nice smooth acidity and tannins, nice … 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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Licenciado Reserva 2015

Dark in color with a nice black cherry nose. On the mid palate the wine matches the nose with big black cherries along with some rich mocha, and coffee notes. On the medium length finish the wine displays some nice … 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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Merf Chardonnay 2018

Pale to golden in color with a mild apple/pear nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some nice fruit forward apple/pear along with some mild vanilla notes. On the medium length finish the wine displays some nice dryness and … Continue reading

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Lenz Moser Prestige Grüner Veltliner 2018

Golden in color with a nice tart nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some mild effervescence along with some nice crisp tartness, green apples and lime notes. On the medium length finish the citrus notes hang around nicely … Continue reading

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Valdemar Inspiración Selección 2015

Dark in color with a nice smooth black berry nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some nice smooth juicy black berries to match the nose along with some nice mocha, oak and vanilla notes. On the medium length … Continue reading

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