Tag Archives: Wines of the Week

A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 772: Nature versus Nurture

Flat Rock Cellars Pinot Experiment Ed Madronich, proprietor of Flat Rock Cellars, invited me to a Zoom tasting of the winery’s 2019 Pinot Noirs. He had sent over a bottle of each of the Estate Pinot Noir, Gravity Pinot Noir … Continue reading

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Wine of the Week for April 13, 2020

Escudo Rojo Carmenere Reserva 2018 (Chile – $17 at Vintages, #14058) Dense purple colour that stains the glass; cedary, toasty, blackcurrant bouquet; medium to full-bodied, juicy and fruity blackcurrant and black plum flavours with well-integrated oak and ripe tannins. Great … Continue reading

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 755: Las Vegas Here We Come… and Go

Friday, March 13th: Up at 4:30 am to walk Rosie before leaving for the airport at 5:30 for our trip to Las Vegas. An excellent Air Canada Rouge flight (half empty). As soon as you step off the plane into … Continue reading

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Wine of the Week for February 6, 2020

Sand Point Family Vineyards Chardonnay 2017 (Lodi, California. $16.95, LCBO #11194) Deep straw in colour; spicy, pineapple bouquet with toasty oak; full-bodied, just off-dry, richly extracted melon and pear flavours; mouth-filling and well-balanced. (89)

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Wine of the Week for January 23, 2020

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) … Continue reading

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