Salton Classic Cabernet Franc 201

    Salton Classic Cabernet Franc 201 I saw this wine one on the latest Vintages release. It caught my eye because it was from Brazil. So I bought it. Dark in color with a fruity nose. On the mid pallet the wine displays lots of fruity notes, red fruits to match the nose. Some strawberries. On the medium length finish the wine displays some acidity and some tannins. This is not a great wine.

    3 readers - By John Galea/ Canadian Wine Guy

    Yalumba Patchwork Shiraz 2011

    Yalumba Patchwork Shiraz 2011 Dark in color with a nose of black berries. On the mid pallet the wine displays some black berries to match the nose. There’s some complexity to the mid pallet. On the medium length finish the wine displays some tannins along with some firm acidity. There’s even some green notes to the finish. Some ageing might help. There’s no peppery notes at all on the finish.

    4 readers - By John Galea/ Canadian Wine Guy

    2012 Fielding Cab Franc

    2012 Fielding Cab Franc I last reviewed the 2011 vintage of this wine and was thorough impressed. I love my Cab Francs and Niagara does them well. Big bold wines with lots of weight to hold up nicely with red meats. This one is dark in color with a mild nose of red berries consistent with a cab franc.

    2 readers - By John Galea/ Canadian Wine Guy

    2011 Chateau St Jean Sonoma Chard

    2011 Chateau St Jean Sonoma Chard Pale in color with a lovely varietal nose albeit a bit light. Be careful not to serve this one too cold or you will miss out on its complexity. A lovely varietal mid pallet with pear and some vanilla coming through. The wine is medium in length on the finish with some nice mouth grip. The acidity is quite refreshing and well under control.

    3 readers - By John Galea/ Canadian Wine Guy

    Château de Panigon 2010 Bordeaux

    Château de Panigon 2010 Bordeaux I last wrote up the 2005 vintage of this wine and was impressed giving it a 90. I even stored some of this wine for future consumption and it held up well. So when I saw it on the release I was looking forward to trying it. This wine is inky dark in color with a mild nose of dark berries.

    5 readers - By John Galea/ Canadian Wine Guy

    Château Hyot 2010 Bordeaux

    Château Hyot 2010 Bordeaux 2010 is suppose to have been a very good year for Bordeaux! Dark in color with a dark red berry nose. On the mid pallet the wine displays some dark red berries and cassis to match the nose. On the medium length finish the wine displays some tannins along with some oak. This is a softer gentler Bordeaux. I would give it an 88 or so.

    3 readers - By John Galea/ Canadian Wine Guy

    Château Brandeau 2010

    Château Brandeau 2010 Dark in color with a with a nice nose of dark red cherries. On the mid pallet the wine matches the nose with dark red berries coming through backed almost immediatly by firm acidity, some nice spicy notes and firm tannins on a medium length finish. The wine has some nice pallet coating dryness that lingers in the mouth. This wine is a bit on the young side.

    5 readers - By John Galea/ Canadian Wine Guy

    LE CLOS JORDANNE CLAYSTONE TERRACE CHARDONNAY 2007

    LE CLOS JORDANNE CLAYSTONE TERRACE CHARDONNAY 2007 Slightly golden in color with a varietal chard nose. On the mid pallet the wine displays some lovely chard fruit along with some nice vanilla and oak coming through nicely through medium finish. It’s a smooth well made chard I would give it a solid 89! Yumm. I bought it back in June 2012 and it has kept well.

    7 readers - By John Galea/ Canadian Wine Guy

    Errazuriz Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

    Errazuriz Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 Dark in color with a nice nose of red berries. On the mid pallet the wine displays some lovely red cherries to match the nose. On the medium length finish the wine displays some lovely firm tannins and some nice dryness. I would give it an 89 or so. A very nice wine.

    8 readers - By John Galea/ Canadian Wine Guy

    2011 Kacaba Cab/Syrah

    2011 Kacaba Cab/Syrah I love Kacaba, they are doing some great work! I last reviewed the 2008 Cab/Syrah and enjoyed it, so I looked forward t trying thsi one. I found it a bit harsh when I first tried in May of 2013 it at the winery (too young) so I decided to let it age a bit. Dark in color with a nice nose of black berries.

    5 readers - By John Galea/ Canadian Wine Guy

    Jim Barry The Lodge Hill Shiraz 2012

    Jim Barry The Lodge Hill Shiraz 2012 Inky dark in color with a lovely nose of dark berries. On the mid pallet the wine is a deep rich fruit forward Shiraz displaying lots of black berries to match the nose. The wine is fairly complex in the mid pallet. On the medium length finish the wine displays some noticeable alcohol along with some mild acidity.

    6 readers - By John Galea/ Canadian Wine Guy

    2012 Kendall-Jackson Vintner’s Reserve Chardonnay

    2012 Kendall-Jackson Vintner’s Reserve Chardonnay Slightly golden in color with a lovely varietal nose with some vanilla coming through. On the mid pallet the wine displays lovely vanilla and some cream coming through along with some pear. The wine is medium in length with some nice mouth grip. This is a very nice typical California style chard. I would give it a solid 89. Ver ...

    4 readers - By John Galea/ Canadian Wine Guy

    Château du Port Cuvée Prestige Malbec 2010

    Château du Port Cuvée Prestige Malbec 2010 Dark in color with a dark berry nose. On the mid pallet the wine displays some slightly sweet dense black berry notes, almost blueberry like. Classic Malbec. On the medium length finish the wine displays some tannins. Alcohol and acidity are well in check. I would give it an 89 or so.

    7 readers - By John Galea/ Canadian Wine Guy

    Beringer Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 mini review

    Beringer Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 mini review Dark in color with a nose of red berries. On the mid pallet the wine displays cherries to match the nose. This is a lovely deep rich cab with a medium length finish. But at $49.95 it ought to be. I would give it a solid 89+ Beringer Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 From the LCBO web site: STYLE – Full-bodied & Firm: A hefty, blockbuster-st ...

    1 readers - By John Galea/ Canadian Wine Guy

    Vino noceto sangiovese 2010

    Vino noceto sangiovese 2010 Dark in color Lovely rich nose. On the mid pallet there are lovely rich red berries backed by some bold firm tannins on a dry finish with some nice spicy peppery notes. This wine has some lovely complexity to it. I would give it an 89-90. Sadly not at the LCBO. From the Winery’s web site for the 2011 vintage: 2011 NOCETO SANGIOVESE, 750ML Noceto’s fla ...

    5 readers - By John Galea/ Canadian Wine Guy
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