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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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Wine of the Week for December 5, 2019

Cyan de Matarromera Prestigio 2006 (Toro, Spain) ($24.95, Vintages #11133) Deep purple in colour; cedary, spicy, black fruits, vanilla and tobacco nose with a smoky note; full-bodied, dry, rich and full on the palate with savoury plum, dark chocolate and licorice … Continue reading

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Wines of the Week for November 27, 2019

Ego Bodegas El Goru 2018 (Jumilla, Spain – $13.95, Vintages #443945) A true bargain! A blend of Monastrell, Syrah and Petit Verdot. Deep ruby in colour; spicy, toasty, lightly smoky nose of baked plums; medium to full-bodied, dry. Spicy and … Continue reading

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Wine of the Week for October 24, 2019

Xavier Vignon Côtes du Rhône 2017 Deep purple colour; cedary, floral nose of blackberries with vanilla oak notes; medium to full-bodied, dry, richly extracted mulberry flavour with balancing acidity. Better than the 2016 vintage, which I rated 89. Great value … Continue reading

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