Category Archives: Wine Lover’s Diary

A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 812: Flat Rock Cellars New Releases

Flat Rock Cellars Good Karma Chardonnay 2020 (Niagara Peninsula, $16.95 LCBO #56873, to be released Sept. 18th) Bright, straw colour; apple bouquet with a thread of minerality; medium-bodied, dry, apple and lemon flavours caried on lively acidity. (88) Flat Rock … Continue reading

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 810: Seven Wines

Malivoire Mottiar Chardonnay 2019 (Beamsville Bench, $34.95, winery only) Bright straw colour; toasty, spicy, melon and pear bouquet; medium-bodied, dry, lemon, melon and apple flavours with well-integrated oak; wonderfully fresh on the palate. (90)

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 809: Lang Vineyards and Others

Thursday, August 19th: Our anniversary – which we share with two other couples – is celebrated with a dinner that rotates among us. This year it was our turn. The wines: Rotari Platinum Label Brut (Alto Adige) Cuvée Catharine Rosé … Continue reading

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 808: Tightrope, Checkmate and More

Tightrope Winery on the Naramata Bench in the Okanagan Valley is owned by Graham and Lyndsay O’Rourke. Balance is everything in their wines (pun intended). Tightrope Winery Riesling 2019 Pale straw in colour; minerally, slightly smoky, lightly floral nose; medium-bodied, … Continue reading

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 807: Naramata Bench’s Township 7 and One Amazing Champagne

Township 7 Reserve Chardonnay Benchmark Series 2019 (Okanagan Valley) Bright, pale straw colour; lightly toasty, earthy, apple bouquet with oak spice. Medium-bodied, dry, elegant, apple, tangerine and lemon flavours; well-balance and lingering. (90) Township 7 Pinot Noir Remuda Vineyard 2019 … Continue reading

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