Category: red wine

Lovely Chianti Classico Riserva in my glass to…

Lovely Chianti Classico Riserva in my glass tonight. 89 pts. Available in LCBO VINTAGES now. Full review: http://bit.ly/2L5maxY

Here are some of my favourites wines from the …

Here are some of my favourites wines from the recent Gourmet Food & Wine Expo that was held in Toronto last month: http://bit.ly/2B4bNpp

2015 Herdade da Malhadinha Nova “Monte de Pece…

2015 Herdade da Malhadinha Nova “Monte de Peceguina”

Hey! Let me out! I gotta go enjoy this Portuguese juice where I can’t be disturbed. Black plums and blackberries on the nose and palate with a bit of vanilla. Simple and straightforward but nice nonetheless. 

3/5 bones

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Alicante Bouschet, Aragonez

14.5% abv

Alentejo, PORTUGAL

2014 Viña Tarapacá “Tarapacá” Gran Reserva Cab…

2014 Viña Tarapacá “Tarapacá” Gran Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon

A little Chilean Cab never fails to brighten the season. Young tobacco, ripe cassis, boysenberries, blackberries, shiitake mushrooms, and eucalyptus on the nose. Blackberries and red and black currants on the palate with leather, cigar wrapping, and clove notes. 

3/5 bones

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Cabernet Sauvignon

14% abv

Maipo Valley, CHILE

Opened up this amazing Brunello last night. Av…

Opened up this amazing Brunello last night. Available in LCBO VINTAGES now. 93 pts. Full review here: http://bit.ly/2FUo5qj

2013 Weingut Friedrich Becker Rechtenbacher Sp…

2013 Weingut Friedrich Becker Rechtenbacher Spätburgunder

German Pinot puts me in an introspective mood. Red and some dark cherries, dark forest floor, cinnamon, brown spices, and leather on the nose. More red and black cherries on the palate with some cola nut, dark spices, and leather. Nice acidity on this guy.

4/5 bones

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Pinot Noir

13.5% abv

Pfalz, GERMANY

Here are my top wine picks from upcoming Decem…

Here are my top wine picks from upcoming December 8, 2018 LCBO VINTAGES Release. Food wines + Champagne featured. This is the final Release of the year. Stock up for the holidays! http://bit.ly/2BNi7DE

Brought this wine to a party last night. Peopl…

Brought this wine to a party last night. People liked it. Blend of

Teroldego, Lagrein, and Merlot from Northern Italy. $16 at LCBO. Full review: http://bit.ly/2FMfmWT

2014 Domaine Le Galantin Bandol

2014 Domaine Le Galantin Bandol

Bandol always puts me in a good mood. Small dark berries on the nose with red and black licorice and wood notes. Small, dark sweet berries on the palate with hints of licorice, mint, and wood. This guy is a little thinner than what I usually expect from a Bandol.

3/5 bones

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Mourvedre (90%), Grenache (10%)

14% abv

Bandol (Provence), FRANCE

2013 Marchesi de Frescobaldi Castello di Nipoz…

2013 Marchesi de Frescobaldi Castello di Nipozzano “Nipozzano” Chianti Riserva

Get the pasta ready! We’ve got a Chianti on paw! Red cherries and red plums on the nose. Cherries, plums, a hint of tea, and spice on the palate with loads of acidity on the finish. Solid wine from a solid producer. Just a weeee bit thin, but I’ll take it!

3/5 bones

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Sangiovese

13% abv

Chianti (Tuscany), ITALY