Tag Archives: Gérard Bertrand

A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 751: The 42-Year-Old Californian

Recently tasted… On Oscar night, I opened a bottle of Mirassou Monterey County Cabernet Sauvignon unfiltered 1978. I was apprehensive that a wine from California of this age would be dried out and over the hill. But it was stunning! … Continue reading

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 745: A Whole Lot of Tasting Goin’ On

Flat Rock Cellars Nadja’s Vineyard Riesling 2018 (Twenty Mile Bench, Niagara – $24.95, Vintages Nov. 23 release) Bright, very pale straw colour; minerally, stony, lightly floral nose of honey and lemon zest; light-bodied, just off-dry, pink grapefruit flavour with lively … Continue reading

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 744: Moraine

Recently I tasted six wines from a new winery in the Naramata Bench. This is the way their website describes them: Moraine is a family-owned winery and vineyard overlooking Okanagan Lake, located just minutes from the city of Penticton. From … Continue reading

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 738: The Latest Tastes

Tasted on August 21st 2019:

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Wines of the Week for July 5, 2019

Manissy Tavel Rosé 2018 (Rhone Valley) ($16.90, LCBO new non-Vintages release #234542) Deep salmon pink colour; light minerally nose of wild strawberries; medium to full-bodied, dry, strawberry purée flavour with just a touch of sweetness in mid-palate and a thread … Continue reading

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