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Lornano Chianti Classico 2015

Dark in color with a milder nose … On the mid palate the wine packs a nice punch with big with nice red berries jumping out at your. On the mid palate the wine matches the mid palate with BIG … Continue reading

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2017 Willm Réserve Riesling

It’s always a good place to put one’s biases up front … I don’t like sweet wines. Sadly, a lot of Riesling’s from many places fall into this category, resulting in me going largely off Reisling. Greg, a friend at … 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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Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais-Villages 2017

Dark in color with a dark berry nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some nice dark plums. On the medium length finish the wine displays some nice smooth tannins and acidity. This particular gamay is not as temperature … Continue reading

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Chateau Ste. Michelle Rosé 2018

Strawberry in color with a mild nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some nice lively acidity, some tart rhubarb like notes, along with some mild citrus notes. On the medium length finish the wine displays some nice palate … Continue reading

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Southbrook Triomphe Organic Cabernet Franc Rosé 2018

Salmon in color with a mild nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some nice crisp minerality, some citrus and zest notes. On the medium length finish the wine displays crisp palate coating acidity. There’s a hint of tartness … Continue reading

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Cave du Château de Chénas Moulin-à-Vent 2016

I’ve been continuing my exploration of Gamays from France and continue to be converted … LCBO stores sometimes put wines on sale that haven’t moved, this one was at my local store for $14, from an original $19.95, so a … Continue reading

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Kir-Yianni Akakies Xinomavro Rosé 2018

I’ve been on a bit of journey on Roses lately so when I saw this one I trundled off and found one … it was a bit of a quest 🙂 Strawberry in color with a mild soft red berry … Continue reading

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Ravanal Gran Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Dark in color with a nice cab nose, nice cherry notes. On the mid palate the wine displays varietal, bold dark cherries coming through. Quite vibrant. On the medium length finish the wine displays some nice vibrant acidity and good … Continue reading

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Fabre Montmayou Reserva Cabernet Franc 2016

Dark in color with a nice dark cherry nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some nice smooth dark cherries to match the nose. On the medium length finish the wine displays some nice smooth acidity and tannins. Without … Continue reading

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Mas des Bressades Cuvée Tradition Rosé 2018

Continuing my exploration of French Roses … Strawberry in color with a nose of pure strawberries. On the mid palate, you guessed it, strawberries! On the medium length finish the wine displays some vibrant acidity, super dry. Not a bad … Continue reading

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Westmount Pinot Noir 2015

Nice garnet in color with a soft red berry nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some nice vibrant red berries, edgy strawberries and the like. On the mid palate the wine displays some mild pepper, nice tannins and … Continue reading

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Lakeview Cellars Sauvignon Blanc 2017

Pale in color with a mild nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some mild citrus notes. On the medium length finish the wine displays some nice vibrant acidity and has some nice mouth grip. Not a bad sauv … Continue reading

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2018 Muga Rose

I’ve been on a new path of discovery when it comes to Rose, so I thought I’d give this one a try. Quite pale salmon in color with a soft red berry nose. I found this wine VERY temperature sensitive. … Continue reading

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2017 Mission Hill Five Vineyards Pinot Noir

Soft red berries on the nose, strawberries come to mind, varietal. On the mid palate the wine displays lovely strawberry notes to match the nose along with some nice rustic notes. On the medium length finish the wine displays some … Continue reading

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2016 Burning Kiln Cureman’s Chard

Pale to slightly golden in color with a nice apple/pear nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some lovely, varietal apple and pear to go with the nose. On the medium length finish the wine displays some nice vanilla … Continue reading

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Château Briot 2017

Pale in color with a nice bright citrus nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some nice lime and grapefruit notes. On the medium length finish the wine displays some nice palate coating minerality along with a hint of … Continue reading

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Château la Tour de l’Évêque Rosé 2018

I’ve been on a bit of an exploration of Southern France Roses lately an saw this one, so bought it on a flyer. Lovely rose in color with a mild nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some nice … Continue reading

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Frei Brothers Sonoma Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Dark in color with a nice black cherry nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some lovely expressive black cherries to match the nose. On the medium length finish the wine displays firm peppery notes, tannins and acidity. Even … Continue reading

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Louis Jadot Beaujolais-Villages 2017

Beaujolais as you may or may not know is a Gamay Noir. I have to admit I’ve not been a fan of a number of Ontario Gamays, tough for me to admit 🙂 Beaujolais Nouveau are fruity wines, fermented for … Continue reading

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2016 Burning Kiln Kiln Hanger

We were in town to visit the Canadian Raptor Conservancy (a kind of Zoo for Raptors) and dropped by here to check them out. We visited, in all, three wineries in the region, and these guys are by far the … Continue reading

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Thornbury Sauvignon Blanc 2017

Pale in color with a mild nose. On the mid palate the wine displays a mouth full of pink grapefruit. On the medium length finish the wine displays lovely vibrant acidity with lots of mouth grip. I’d give it an … Continue reading

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Mimi en Provence Grande Réserve Rosé 2018

Ok, I have to admit it, I’m not a big Rose fan. I’ve tried a lot of them and been thoroughly underwhelmed. Most a fruity with little to no substance. So much so I’d largely given up on them, sadly, … Continue reading

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Franciscan Chardonnay 2016

Pale in color with a nice mild apple/pear nose. On the mid palate the wine displays all the varietal fruit notes, apple and pear to match the nose. The wine displays little to no creamyness and little to no vanilla. … Continue reading

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Bodega Fin del Mundo Neuquén Gran Reserva 2015

Dark in color with a nice dark berry nose. On the mid palate at first there’s some nice dark berry fruits that start to come through and then you get whacked almost immediately by firm tannins, edgy acidity, some green … Continue reading

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