Wine of the Week for January 23, 2020

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Santa Carolina Carolina Sauvignon Blanc Reserva 2019 (Leyda Valley, Chile)
Bright, pale straw in colour; grassy, green plum nose; medium-bodied, crisply dry, green apple, green plum and gooseberry flavours with a floral top note and lively acidity. Excellent value. (90) (LCBO #337535, $12.95)

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 749: Argentina

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Staircase at Catena Zapata

It has taken me some time to compile this blog on Deborah’s and my visit to Argentina in December. Christmas got in the way and lots of family stuff. But, finally, here it is. Continue reading

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Wine of the Week for December 5, 2019

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Cyan de Matarromera Prestigio 2006 (Toro, Spain)
($24.95, Vintages #11133)
Deep purple in colour; cedary, spicy, black fruits, vanilla and tobacco nose with a smoky note; full-bodied, dry, rich and full on the palate with savoury plum, dark chocolate and licorice flavours, ending on grainy but ripe tannins. Beautifully balanced wine. (91)

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 748: Rosewood

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Rosewood

Tasted wines from Rosewood Estates Winery and Meadery in Beamsville: Continue reading

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Wines of the Week for November 27, 2019

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Ego Bodegas El Goru 2018 (Jumilla, Spain – $13.95, Vintages #443945)
A true bargain! A blend of Monastrell, Syrah and Petit Verdot. Deep ruby in colour; spicy, toasty, lightly smoky nose of baked plums; medium to full-bodied, dry. Spicy and savoury black fruit flavours with lively acidity. (91)

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