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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 852: Big Reds

Henry of Pelham Speck Family Reserve Pinot Noir 2019 (Short Hills Bench, $39.95, Vintages #657874, to be released November 5th) Purple-ruby in colour; cedary, toasty, minty, plum and cherry bouquet; medium-bodied, dry, firmly structured, sour cherry flavour with lively acidity … Continue reading

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 843: Kacaba, On Seven, Backyard Vineyards (Kelowna) and Others

Kacaba Vineyards & Winery Rebecca Rosé 2021 (Niagara Peninsula, LCBO #227025, $20.15) Gamay grapes. Pink with a bluish tint; strawberry nose with a thread of minerality; medium-bodied, dry, strawberry flavour with a cranberry note; crisp on the palate; well-balanced and … Continue reading

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 834: A Paper Bottle?

Cantina Goccia 3Q 2018 (Umbria) A blend of Sangiovese with Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Medium ruby colour; medicinal nose of chocolate and plum; medium-bodied, dry, earthy, plum and black cherry flavours with a dark chocolate finish. (88) The bottle is … Continue reading

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 831: Light Tasting Week but Serious Wines

CVNE Imperial Reserva 2016 (Rioja, $39.95, Vintages #424390) Dense purple in colour; spicy, coconut, strawberry nose with a cedary, lead pencil note; medium-bodied, dry, strawberry and plum flavours with lively acidity and well-integrated oak. (90)

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 826: Great Prosecco and a Harmonious Red Trio

Val d’Oca Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore Millesimato 2020 (Veneto, $19.90, Vintages #340570) Pale straw in colour with a volcanic mousse; lightly floral nose of wet stones and crabapple; medium-bodied dry, white peach and apple flavours; well balanced, creamy mouth-feel. Satisfying length. … Continue reading

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