Category: wine

2016 Grandes Serres Cairanne “Carius”

2016 Grandes Serres Cairanne “Carius”

Just keep swimming, just keep swimming, just keep swimming… all the way to weekend! Red berries, sapling, peppered cherries, red flowers, and a hint of leather on the nose. Cherries and a hint of blackberries on the palate with wood notes and nice acidity. I’m not sure what else you can ask for at $16 from a protected region in France.

5/5 bones

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Grenache (70%), Carignan (20%), Syrah (10%)

14% abv

Rhône, FRANCE

2016 Chasing Harvest Branco

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

2016 Domaine du Pavillon de Chavannes Côte de …

2016 Domaine du Pavillon de Chavannes Côte de Brouilly Cuvée des Ambassades

Gettin’ my game face on for Saturday night! Small red fruit, raspberries, stone, and red flowers on the nose. Loads of raspberries, a hint of underripe cherries, and stony minerality on the palate. 

4/5 bones

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Gamay

12.5% abv

Côte de Brouilly (Beaujolais), FRANCE

🍷  TGIF! Enjoying 2016 Wakefield Jaraman Ca…

🍷  TGIF! Enjoying 2016

Wakefield Jaraman Cabernet Sauvignon

(89 pts) from Australia tonight. Coming to LCBO VINTAGES this weekend. Full review: http://bit.ly/2Z9QXPx

2016 Emile Beyer Pinot Noir Tradition

2016 Emile Beyer Pinot Noir Tradition

Chillin’ like a villain with my Alsatian Pinot. Juicy cherries, raspberries, and cranberries on the nose with a whiff of stone and dried red flowers. Great mix of fruit – cherries, raspberries, and strawberries – on the palate with nice acidity.

4/5 bones

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Pinot Noir

13.5% abv

Alsace, FRANCE

🍷  It’s Wine Wednesday! Enjoying this lovely …

🍷  It’s Wine Wednesday! Enjoying this lovely

$19 Closerie des Alisiers Bourgogne Aligoté (89 pts) from Burgundy tonight. Coming to LCBO VINTAGES this weekend. Full review here: http://bit.ly/302a9Qt

2016 Dog Point Pinot Noir

2016 Dog Point Pinot Noir

Just sheebin’ around with my bud here, enjoying a yummy New Zealand Pinot. Cherries, plums, twigs, sapling, dried herbs, and spice box on the nose. Dark cherries and plums on the palate with vanilla and herb notes. 

4/5 bones

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Pinot Noir

13% abv

Marlborough, NEW ZEALAND

🍷  Here’s my top wine picks from August 17, 2…

🍷  Here’s my top wine picks from August 17, 2019 LCBO VINTAGES Release. Wines from Argentina + Europe’s Hidden Gems featured + lots more to choose from, including a 2009 Riesling for $20. http://bit.ly/2MmIEhF

🍷  TGIF! Enjoying this $11 Fantini Cerasuol…

🍷  TGIF! Enjoying this

$11 Fantini Cerasuolo d’Abruzzo Rosé (87 pts) from Italy tonight. Available at LCBO now. Full review here: http://bit.ly/2GUl1s3

2016 Tenuta Il Poggione Rosso di Montalcino 

2016 Tenuta Il Poggione Rosso di Montalcino 

Keepin’ it classy today with a nice lil’ Rosso. Red currants, cherries, plums, spices, and nutmeg on the nose. Similar yummy notes on the palate. What else could you possibly want from a Rosso? Stay thirsty, friends!

5/5 bones

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Sangiovese

14% abv

Tuscany, ITALY