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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 818: Thomas Bachelder’s “Toussaints” Release

Rick VanSickle and I were invited to Bachelder’s Bat Cave for a tasting of his Toussaint 2019 Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs, released on November 1st. CHARDONNAY “LIEUX-DITS” from East to West: Bachelder Willms Vineyard 1983 Plantation “East-Side” Chardonnay 2019  (Four-Mile … Continue reading

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 817: Fogolar Wines

I tasted some wines from Fogolar in Niagara:

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The Top 15 Wines from Ontario I Tasted in 2020

The Top 14 15 wines from Ontario I tasted in 2020: Le Clos Jordanne Le Grand Clos Pinot Noir 2018 Le Clos Jordanne Le Grand Clos Chardonnay 2018 Bachelder Lowrey Pinot Noir 1984 Plantation Old Vines 2018 Henry of Pelham … Continue reading

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 764: A Whole Lot of Tasting Going On

Rotari Brut 2014 (Trentino, Vintages #15679, $19.75) (80% Chardonnay and 20% Pinot Noir, made in the classical method.) Pale straw colour; active mousse; toasty, apple and lemon bouquet; medium-bodied, dry, apple flavour with a honeyed note and crisp, citrus finish. … Continue reading

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 734: A Week’s Tasting

Huff Estates Pinot Grigio 2018 (Prince Edward County – $19): Pale straw colour; minerally, peach pit nose; medium-bodied, just off-dry, ripe white peach flavour with balancing acidity. (88.5) Huff Estates Merlot South Bay Vineyards 2017 ($30): Deep purple-ruby colour; lightly … Continue reading

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