Category: white wine

2017 Bouchard Aîné & Fils Pouilly-Fuissé

This is my white Burgundy face. Meyer lemon, apple, honey, yellow flowers, and cashew notes on the nose. A little simpler on the palate with predominantly lemon, apple, and a hint of honeyed notes. Cheers!

3/5 bones

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Chardonnay

11% – 14% abv

Maconnais (Burgundy), FRANCE

🍷  My top wine picks from February 22 LCBO VINTAGES Release are now posted. Wintry Reds featured + so much more: http://bit.ly/2SAozGa

2017 Vina Belje “Kvalitetno” Graševina

You guys! I’ve got some excellent value Graševina, otherwise known as Welschriesling, here. The grape is planted all over Eastern Europe with especially good results in Croatia. Lime, lemon, green herbs, and loads of elderflower on the nose. Lime and lemon notes on the palate with golden apples and stony minerality. Better quality than you’ll find elsewhere for $12 for 1 liter!

5/5 bones

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Graševina (Welschriesling)

12% abv

CROATIA

2016 Domaine Weinbach Cuvée Sainte Catherine Riesling Schlossberg

Going big and by big, I mean MAGNUM, this Wine Wednesday on Alsatian Riesling. I mean, let’s be honest – a little Riesling out of a magnum is always fun. Lemon spritz, honeysuckle, slate minerality on the nose and palate. Tingling acidity with a long finish. Lovely!

4/5 bones

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Riesling

13.5% abv

Alsace, FRANCE

🍷 Happy Monday! Opened this excellent Greywacke Sauvignon Blanc (91 pts) from New Zealand tonight. Coming to LCBO VINTAGES on Feb. 22. Full review here: http://bit.ly/38geGmC

2017 Bodegas Rafael Palacios “Louro do Bolo” Godello

Feeling pretty zen with this lovely Godello. Lemon, apple, orange blossom, seashells, and a hint of mimosa aroma on the nose. Similar notes on the palate with wonderful, wonderful minerality. Stellar stuff. Give it to your Burgundy-loving friends and tell them the price after they try it. Awesome. 

5/5 bones

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Godello

14% abv

Galicia, SPAIN

2016 Vinska Klet “Krasno” Sauvignonasse

Trying to cheer up on this Monday with a SLOVENIAN wine after a pretty devastating weekend of loss. This is pretty special. Notes of pear, almond, hazelnut, cashew, macadamia nut, and white florals on the nose. Lovely notes of pear, lemon, and raw nuts with fresh minerality.

4/5 bones

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Sauvignon Blanc

13.5% abv

Goriška Brda, SLOVENIA

🍷 Found serenity with nice 2018

Lakeview Cellars Serenity Sauvignon Blanc

(87 pts) from Niagara in my glass tonight. Widely available at LCBO. Full review: http://bit.ly/3aKGWiU

🍷 My top wine picks from January 25 LCBO VINTAGES Release are now posted. Food and wine pairings is the theme with some lovely options throughout the rest of the Release as well: http://bit.ly/2Gdlpl2

🍷 Here’s my top wine picks from the January 11 LCBO VINTAGES Release. It’s the annual Smart Buys release. Many smart options here:

http://bit.ly/35B1TsK