Category: red wine

🍷  Happy Sunday! Enjoying this lovely $25 single vineyard
2016 Tinto Negro Finca La Escuela La Piedra Malbec

(90 pts) from Paraje Altamira. Coming to LCBO VINTAGES Oct 26. Full review here:

🍷  TGIF! Enjoying this excellent

$23 Castello di Bossi C. Berardenga Chianti Classico (91 pts) tonight. Very mineral driven. Coming to LCBO VINTAGES next weekend. Full review here:

2007 Lucien Le Moine Les Petits Monts Vosne-Romanée Premier Cru

Going big on this Wine Wednesday with one of my fave Burgundy producers. Dark cherries, small dark forest berries, some red currants, a hint of forest, pine, sapling, and mulch all on the nose. Tarter berries on the palate – more red cherries than black – with a hint of good sapling and forest floor. Fresh and tart. Happy Wine Wednesday!

3/5 bones


Pinot Noir

13.5% abv

Vosne-Romanée (Burgundy), FRANCE

🍷  Enjoying this excellent 2016

Cave de Roquebrun Roches Noires

(90+ pts, $23) from Languedoc tonight. Unoaked blend of

Syrah, Grenache, and Mourvedre from schist soils. Should arrive in LCBO VINTAGES any day now. Full review:

🍷 Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoyed this 2007

Ringbolt Cabernet Sauvignon (89 pts) from Margaret River tonight. It aged quite well. New vintage available in LCBO VINTAGES for $22. Full review here:

🍷  TGIF of a long weekend! Enjoying

2012 Rioja Bordón Reserva

($20, 88 pts) from Spain tonight. Just arrived in LCBO VINTAGES. Full review here:

2012 Julio Bastos Dona Maria Gran Reserva

Struttin’ into weekend LIKE A BOSS. Blackberries, dark plums, a hint of blueberries, vanilla, and mint on the nose with more jammy notes on the palate. Let’s go, weekend!

3/5 bones


Alicante Bouschet (50%), Petit Verdot (20%), Syrah (20%), Touriga Nacional (10%)

14.5% abv

Alentejo, PORTUGAL

2016 Pala i Fiori Cannonau di Sardegna

Still on an Italian kick for this Thirsty Thursday! Red and some black cherries, boysenberries, dark chocolate, preserved orange rind, and spice notes on the nose. Cherries, cranberries, and spiced fruit on the palate with nice tartness. Delish! Great value wine. 

5/5 bones



13.5% abv

Sardinia, ITALY

2014 La Spinetta “Il Nero di Casanova” Sangiovese 

Rawr. It’s Wine Wednesday. And I hate my humans for dressing me up like a lion. Black cherries, dark plums, and cassis on the nose and palate. Loads of plum notes on this guy. Classic from a great producer. 

3/5 bones



13.5% abv

Tuscany, ITALY

🍷  Here’s my top wine picks from October 12th LCBO VINTAGES Release. Cabernet Sauvignon & Rioja featured + lots more. Stock up for the holidays!