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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 842: Peller Estates Wines

Before my trip to Naples, I had been invited by John Peller to taste his latest release – JEP XXI (John Edward Peller, blended in 2021). This a Bordeaux-style blend from five vintages, crafted by winemaker Katie Dickieson – 45% … Continue reading

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 836: Rosehall Run

My office, according to my wife, is a mess. There are papers everywhere and I confess that one pile concealed notes I have written on wines kindly sent to me by Rosehall Run in Prince Edward County – wines I … Continue reading

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 832: Malivoire Wines and a Crackerjack Douro Red

Malivoire Bisous Brut (Beamsville Bench, Niagara) A blend of 60% Chardonnay and 40% Pinot Noir, fermented separately in older French oak barrels and aged on the lees for 36 months. Pale straw in colour with an active mousse of tiny … 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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