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John Galea Wine Reviews

Two Rivers Convergence Sauvignon Blanc 2018

Pale straw in color with a nice mild pink grapefruit nose. On the mid palate the wine displays nice pink grapefruit to match the nose. On the medium length finish the wine displays some nice smooth food friendly acidity. I … Continue reading

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Château de la Grange Vieilles Vignes Côtes de Grand Lieu Muscadet 2017

Slighty golden in color with a nice minerally nose with some mild citrus notes. On the mid palate the wine displays some nice tart acidity along with some nice stone and biscuit notes. On the medium length finish the wine … Continue reading

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Charles Montserat Bourgogne Aligoté 2018

Pale straw in color with a citrus and minerally nose. On the mid palate the wine matches the nose with some nice lemon/lime/minerally/stone notes. On the medium in length the lime and minerally notes are dominant and stick nicely to … Continue reading

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Vetiver Viura 2014

Pale straw in color with a minerally nose. On the mid palate the wine matches the nose with lots of stone minerality, some mild lemon and some smoky notes. On the medium length finish the wine has some lovely mouth … Continue reading

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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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SOHO White Collection Sauvignon Blanc 2018

Pale straw in color with an odd nose, kinda like cats pee. I’ve heard this referred to before, but this one actually has it. On the mid palate the wine displays some tart acidity and citrus notes. There’s a hint … Continue reading

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Cuatro Rayas 4R Verdejo 2018

Pale to slightly golden in color. On the nose has a noticeable dish towel nose. At first I thought it was the glass so I changed the glass, nope it’s the wine. And given this is a screw cap, it … Continue reading

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2017 Henry of Pelham Estate Chardonnay (Short Hills)

Golden in color with a nice apple and pear nose. On the mid palate the wine is a lovely rich chard with nice apple/pears coming through to match the nose along with some vanilla, limestone and some smokey notes, nice … Continue reading

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Château La Fleur Grands Landes 2015

Dark in color with a nice mild black berry nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some nice dark plums, black cherries and mocha. Lovely rich elegant fruit. On the finish the wine is medium to long in length … Continue reading

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Hacienda López de Haro Blanco 2018

Pale straw in color with a mineral/citrus nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some crisp minerality, and citrus notes to match the nose. Some nice lemon/lime. On the medium length finish the wine displays some vibrant acidity that … Continue reading

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Mastronardi Estate Merlot 2016

Dark in color with a nice inviting dark plum nose. On the mid palate the wine displays lovely rich bold dark plums that match the nose along with big oaking notes from chocolate, to vanilla to earthy notes. This is … Continue reading

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Maison Valdesday Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2018

Dark garnet in color with a dark berry nose. On the mid palate the wine displays black berries as being mostly dominant, quite fruit forward. On the lighter side of medium in length the wine displays some soft dusty tannins … Continue reading

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Holland Marsh Wineries 2017 Sauv Blanc

Nice grassy, mild cirtus and light grapefruit nose. On the mid palate the wine displays smooth elegant citrus and grapefruit to match the nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some nice citrus notes and some nice vibrant acidity. … Continue reading

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Fontevecchia Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Classico Superiore 2017

Pale to golden in color with a nice minerally/citrus nose. On the mid palate the wine matches the nose spot on with beautiful vibrant minerality along with some nice citrus and green apple notes. There’s some noticeable limestone/metallic/flint notes. On … Continue reading

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Château Tour de Sarrail 2010

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

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2017 Château des Charmes Aligoté VQA

This wine is bipolar … Fresh out of the fridge the wine is bland, light, watery and I was ready to write a review saying it was a mere shadow of it’s Burgundy equivalent and then it dawned on me … Continue reading

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Tarlant Brut Reserve Champagne

I’ve recently been learning a little more about Champagne and this one was submitted to me as a reasonably priced, relatively available Champagne. My go to for presents is usually a Pol Roger which is $69.25, this one is $43.65. … Continue reading

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Donnachiara Irpinia Aglianico 2017

Dark in color with a dark berry nose. On the mid palate the wine has some dark berries and black currant, quite jammy and fruity. On the lighter side of medium in length the wine displays some soft tannins and … Continue reading

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François Martenot L’Or de la Terre Bourgogne Aligoté 2018

Pale straw in color with a mild mineral and green apple nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some sharp crisp green apple notes along with some nice stone notes. On the medium length finish the wine displays crisp, … Continue reading

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2017 Ephemere Rosé

We were up on a hunt for Snowy owls and visiting the Northern Hawk Owl and stopped by Holland Marsh Winery to hear what’s going on up here … This wine is an interesting color, kind of a faded, browning … Continue reading

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Chateau De Chaintres Saumur Champagny Les Sables 2016

Quite pale, almost garnet in color with a mild light red fruits nose, raspberry and the like. On the mid palate the wine matches the nose with soft red fruits dominating, some cherries and the like. On the light side … Continue reading

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Château Langlais 2009

On the lighter side of dark in color with a mild cherry nose along with some mocha and leather notes. On the mid palate the wine displays some nice dark cherry and mocha to go along with the nose. On … Continue reading

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Famille Sichel Les Hauts de Bel Air Sauvignon Blanc 2018

Pale to straw in color with a mild citrus note. On the mid palate the wine matches the nose with some nice mild citrus, lemon, passion fruit and the like. On the lighter side of medium in length the wine … Continue reading

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Riolite Il Poggio Guerriero Falanghina Beneventano 2017

Pale to golden in color with a mild nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some nice pear, and golden apple notes, along with a hint of pepper/zest spicy notes. On the mid palate the wine displays some nice … Continue reading

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Basic Intro to the Wines of Bordeaux

I’ve been spending a bit of time trying to sort out the complex region of France collectively known as Bordeaux. This is a lot harder than one would think. Those of you in the know will likely skip this post, … Continue reading

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