Category: red wine

Celebrating France’s World Cup win with …

Celebrating France’s World Cup win with lovely $20 Pierre Amadieu Les Hautes Rives Cairanne (89 pts) from Rhône tonight. Coming to LCBO VINTAGES July 21. Full review: https://goo.gl/DWtZ26

2012 Pilizota Babić Reserve

2012 Pilizota Babić Reserve

Oh heyyyy… knockin’ back some Croatian wine while watching the World Cup. This starts with a minty, earthy note on the nose, like fresh mint leaves over some wet horse stable or a mint julep at the Kentucky derby. Dark fruit, deep spice, and some dried dark tea also on the nose. Plums and figs on the palate with sweet spice, herbs, fresh tobacco, and some remaining horse notes. This is some great, interesting stuff!

4/5 bones

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Babić

14% abv

Primošten, CROATIA

2013 Domaine Gerard Julien & Fils Echezeau…

2013 Domaine Gerard Julien & Fils Echezeaux Grand Cru

OH YOU FANCY, HUH. This is a grand cru Echezeaux (prime Burgundy real estate for those in the know), y’alls. Very floral and perfumed on the nose with a bouquet of red flowers combined with an aroma of blackberries and enoki mushrooms. Tart cherries on the palate with lingonberries and even a whiff of charcuterie. Still very perfumed with a lingering finish. It’ll lighten your wallet, but you know what? You found an Echezeaux. You shouldn’t give a fox (hehe) about the price. 

5/5 bones

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Pinot Noir

Echezeaux (Côtes de Nuits, Burgundy), FRANCE

2008 Monemvasia Maleatis Agiorgitico

2008 Monemvasia Maleatis Agiorgitico

A little Agiorgitico goes a long way some days. A full nose of red berries, licorice, and smoke. Darker on the palate with red and black fruit, blackberries, and clove. A typical greek table wine to have at a local greek restaurant!

3/5 bones

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Agiorgitiko

13% abv

Lakonia, GREECE

Had a great time in Niagara during annual Grap…

Had a great time in Niagara during annual Grape & Wine Festival. Day 2 review here: https://goo.gl/nxVUjQ

Enjoyed this very good 2013 NOMAD at Hinterbro…

Enjoyed this very good 2013 NOMAD at Hinterbrook Merlot (89 pts) from Niagara tonight. Full review here: https://goo.gl/rjmLZG

Here are my top wine picks from the July 7th L…

Here are my top wine picks from the July 7th LCBO VINTAGES Release. Wines from Mediterranean hot spots + Cool Chardonnay & many more featured: https://goo.gl/LxcrXV

2013 Leone de Castris Salice Salentino Riserva

2013 Leone de Castris Salice Salentino Riserva

Enjoying a little Puglia wine on this fine day. Blackberries, dark plums, and dark cherries on the nose with a hint of balsamic and brown spice. Mostly black fruit like blackberries on the palate with some red cherries mixed in as well. Tart acidity on this guy.

3/5 bones

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Negroamaro, Malvasia Nera di Lecce

13.5% abv

Salice Salentino (Puglia), ITALY

Enjoying this amazing Lavau Vacqueyras (90+ pt…

Enjoying this amazing Lavau Vacqueyras (90+ pts) from Rhone tonight. Returning to LCBO VINTAGES on July 7. Full review here: https://goo.gl/gx1rif

Tonight’s wine review is this ‘16 Wakefield Ca…

Tonight’s wine review is this ‘16 Wakefield Cabernet Sauvignon ($20). Arrived in LCBO VINTAGES last month. Full review here: https://goo.gl/tyCEQV