Category: white wine

Enjoyed this $15 Melon de Bourgogne from Loire…

Enjoyed this $15 Melon de Bourgogne from Loire tonight. Perfect for oysters. Coming to LCBO VINTAGES July 21. 88 pts. Full review: https://goo.gl/6MTrbX

2016 Bodegas Vicente Gandia “Nebla” Verdejo

2016 Bodegas Vicente Gandia “Nebla” Verdejo

A little Spanish white on the patio on a fine day never hurt anybody. Waxy lemon, apple, pear, underripe tropical fruit, and hay notes on the nose. Light on the palate with lemon, apple, pear, and tropical notes. Simple, but nice while you’re cooking up a nice summer meal.

3/5 bones

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Verdejo

12.5% abv

Rueda, SPAIN

2012 Brandborg Oregon Riesling

2012 Brandborg Oregon Riesling

Puckering up for some Oregon Riesling! Honeysuckle, yellow flowers, lemon, lime, and whiff of slate on the nose. Honeysuckle, golden apples, and lemon on the attack of the palate. Lime on the finish. 

3/5 bones

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Riesling

11.8% abv

Umpqua Valley, Oregon, USA

Sipping on $16 Mont Gravet Colombard tonight. …

Sipping on $16 Mont Gravet Colombard tonight. Never heard of it? It’s coming to LCBO VINTAGES on July 21. 87 pts. Full review: https://goo.gl/qeYwei

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

2013 Trimbach Pinot Gris Reserve

2013 Trimbach Pinot Gris Reserve

Trimbach always makes some tongue-lickin’ good wines. Green apples, pears, and lime notes on the nose. Pears on the palate with raw white almonds, lemon, and stone. Not overly complex, but this is a solid example of Alsatian Pinot Gris from a top producer. 

4/5 bones

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Pinot Gris

13.5% abv

Alsace, FRANCE

2015 Nava Real Rueda Verdejo

2015 Nava Real Rueda Verdejo

Waking up in bed with this Spanish white ain’t the worst thing to happen to me. Lemon, apple, pear on the nose. Much the same on the palate with a hint of bitterness on the finish. 

3/5 bones

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Verdejo

12.5% abv

Rueda (Castilla y Leon), SPAIN

2015 Conti di Buscareto Verdicchio dei Castell…

2015 Conti di Buscareto Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi

Enjoying my afternoon with a simple Italian white. Brown apples and browning pears on the nose. Fresher on the palate with Fuji apples, lemon, pear, and white nuts. Pretty nice for the price. 

4/5 bones

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Verdicchio

13.5% abv

Marche, ITALY

Since I didn’t open anything Canadian on…

Since I didn’t open anything Canadian on Canada Day, tonight’s wine is this well-made $17 NOMAD Sauvignon Blanc (88 pts) from Niagara. Available at LCBO. Review: https://goo.gl/P8cbCN

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