Category: white wine

2016 Cave Yves Cuilleron “Les Vignes d’à Côté” Viognier

Sweeping elegantly into weekend with this lovely Viognier from one of my fave producers. Pear, apricot, lemon, apple, and whiffs of cotton (and even cat pee!) on the nose. Similar apple, pear, apricot, and cotton notes on the palate with lovely minerality.

4/5 bones

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Viognier

12.5% abv

Rhône, FRANCE

2017 Montgomery Solaris

Happy Monday! Starting off this week with a more unusual wine – one from Wales! What’s more – it’s made from Solaris, a hybrid white wine varietal that’s mainly grown in Baden, Germany, but also in Wales. In case you’re wondering, its parent varietals are Merzling and GM 6493 (a crossing of Zarya Severa and Muscat Ottonel). Hints of SauvBlanc on the nose – green pepper, lemon – along with some more tropical notes of guava and pineapple. Similar on the palate with lots of tart, citrus acidity. Interesting and different!

3/5 bones

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Solaris

11.5% abv

Wales, UNITED KINGDOM

🍷  Happy Wine Wednesday! Enjoying 2014

Closson Chase Vineyard Chardonnay from Prince Edward County tonight. Mature and still appealing. Drink now if you have any left. Full review here: http://bit.ly/2nek47b

🍷  Here’s my top wine picks from September 28 LCBO VINTAGES Release. Europe’s Signature varietals + Oregon featured + lots more. Stock up for the holidays! http://bit.ly/2mRJwiE

2017 Dopff au Moulin Pinot Blanc

Hiding behind a bottle… because Monday. Lemon, tarragon, and apple notes on the nose and palate. Simple, but for $12, what else do you really want from a Pinot Blanc? Solid stuff for the price!

5/5 bones

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Pinot Blanc

12.5% abv

Alsace, FRANCE

🍷 Happy Friday! Enjoying this excellent $19

Kono Sauvignon Blanc

(90 pts) from New Zealand that is coming to LCBO VINTAGES tomorrow (may already be on shelves today). Full review here: http://bit.ly/2mfgrxk

🍷  I toured the awesome Costières de Nîmes appellation in the Southern
Rhône

Valley. Read all about it here: http://bit.ly/2lSP4J4

2016 d’Arenberg The Hermit Crab Viognier Marsanne McLaren Vale

Easing into the holiday weekend with an Aussie white. Asian pear, lemon, white flowers, chamomile, and white tea notes on the nose. Similar on the palate with a hint of orange blossom. 

3/5 bones

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Viognier, Marsanne

13.3% abv

McLaren Vale, AUSTRALIA

🍷  Happy Wine Wednesday! Enjoying this $16 Côtes du Rhône white tonight. Coming to LCBO VINTAGES this weekend. 88 pts. Full review here: http://bit.ly/32fgFEt

2016 Chasing Harvest Branco

Reppin’ my home city of Chi-dogo with this product of a wine-making venture based here. This is a Portuguese white that’s quite fab. Lemon, pear, apples, green herbs, tarragon, wet stone, and a whiff of cashews and marzipan on the nose. Lemons and apples on the palate with defined green herb notes, stone, and raw nuts. 

4/5 bones

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Gouveio, Rabigato, Viosinho

13% abv

Douro, PORTUGAL