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Wines of the Week for June 6, 2019

Arterra Special Edition Pinot Noir 2016 ($29.95, available at Wine Rack stores) Deep ruby colour; spicy, smoky, tarry nose of black raspberry with vanilla oak notes; medium-bodied, vanilla, black plum and black raspberry flavours; mellow tannins ending on a charred … Continue reading

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Wines of the Week for May 16, 2019

Cálem Curva Tinto 2016 (Douro, Portugal) Many of the Douro’s port houses are making table wines from the same grapes they use to produce Port. This is an example from Cálem. An equal blend of four of the primary port grapes … Continue reading

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Wines of the Week for May 9, 2019

Gérard Bertrand La Clape Syrah Carignan Mourvèdre 2016 (Languedoc, $19.95, Vintages #370262): Dense purple colour; cedary, spicy, herbal , blackberry nose with notes of pepper; medium to full-bodied, dry and savoury, firmly structured with black olive and black plum flavours, … Continue reading

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Wines of the Week for May 2, 2019

  Loosen Bros Riesling Dr. L 2016 (Mosel, $14.95, Vintages #599274): Pale straw in colour; minerally, honeyed grapefruit bouquet; light-bodied with a faint spritz; honeyed grapefruit flavour ending on an note of apple. Good value. (88.5) Flat Rock Cellars Riesling … Continue reading

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Wines of the Week for April 25, 2019

Robert Mondavi Chardonnay 2015 (Napa Valley; $29.95, Vintages #310409): Light straw in colour; toasty, spicy nose of peach and apple with a forest floor note; medium-bodied, dry, apple, lemon, pear flavours with well-integrated oak: very Burgundian in style, lovely mouth … Continue reading

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