2011 Hess Select Cab Sauv mini review

    Dark in color with a nice nose of red berries. On the mid pallet the wine displays some nice smooth red berries and cherries backed up quickly by some acidity and tannins to a medium length finish ...

    By Canadian Wine Guy

    2011 Kabang Red (Stratus) mini review

    Dark in color with a mild nose. On the mid pallet the wine displays some nice red berries. On the medium length finish the wine displays some nice dryness, some firm tannins and some earth notes. Not a bad wine at all. I would give it an 88-89 ...

    By Canadian Wine Guy

    2012 Grüner Veltliner

    We just returned from our first trip to the Finger Lakes in New York. They have a well established wine region with over 90 wineries in the area. I’ve often commented on here about the fact the I like Grüners. It’s always perplexed me that no one in Niagara is planting them. Well in the Finger Lakes they are starting to experiment.

    By Canadian Wine Guy

    Rodney Strong Merlot 2011

    Dark in color with a mild nose of red berries. On the mid pallet the wine displays some red berries and some mild plum notes. The wine is medium in length with some smooth tannin. This is a nice wine but definitely not a fruit forward merlot. Almost more cab like. I would give ti an 88-89.

    By Canadian Wine Guy

    Kilikanoon Killerman’s Run Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

    Inky dark in color with a nose of red and black berries. On the mid pallet the wine matches the nose with mostly black berries and some red berries along with some mocha coming through. Not to the point of say a blueberry. On the medium length finish the wine displays some fine tannins and some acidity. Not a bad cab. I would give it an 88-89.

    8 readers - By Canadian Wine Guy

    2014 Two Oceans Sauv Blanc

    Two Oceans are rebranding their wines and recently held a kick off of the new brand. I had the pleasure of attending! This one is pale in color with mild nose of citrus notes coming through. On the mid pallet the wine displays some nice lemon and a bit of zest. On the medium length finish the acidity lingers nicely showing some nice mouth grip.

    1 readers - By Canadian Wine Guy

    2012 Franciscan cuvee sauvage Chardonnay

    Pale in color with a lovely varietal chard nose. On the mid pallet the wine is a lovely bold rich chard. Some apple and buttery notes coming through. The wine is on the lighter side of medium in length on the finish. 89-90 yummy. This particular one is not in the LCBO sadly. $40 US at the winery.

    2 readers - By Canadian Wine Guy

    Firestone Santa Ynez Sauv Blanc

    Pale in color, with a mild nose with some citrus coming through. On the mid pallet the wine matches the nose with some citrus coming through. This is a milder sauv blanc. I forgot to take note of the year of the wine, I was at a restaurant. I would give it an 87-88. Not at the LCBO.

    9 readers - By Canadian Wine Guy

    Rabl Lengenlois Grüner Veltliner 2012

    I enjoy Grüners. They are unique dry crisp food friendly wines. This one is pale in color with a mild nose reminding me of Riesling. On the mid pallet the wine displays some nice Riesling like notes, honeysuckle and even a little pear along with some nice dryness and minerality. The wine is medium in length on the finish with the minerality and some fresh acidity lingering.

    5 readers - By Canadian Wine Guy

    Bernard Defaix Chablis Burgundy, France

    Pale in color with a mild nose with some apricot and the like coming through. On the mid pallet the wine is light with some apricots coming through. The wine kind of reminds me more of a crisp Riesling. The finish is on the lighter side of medium. This is an odd taste for a Chablis. I would give it an 87-88. Not thrilling. Not available at the LCBO. I sadly did not get the year of the wine.

    4 readers - By Canadian Wine Guy

    Milbrandt Traditions Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

    Dark in color with a nose of black berries. On the mid pallet the wine displays some deep rich black berries more reminiscent of a Shiraz, almost blueberries. Some cassis coming through as well. On the medium length finish the wine displays some smooth tannins, some nice acidity along with some peppery notes. There’s some noticeable alcohol but that will pass quickly.

    2 readers - By Canadian Wine Guy

    CHÂTEAU MANON LA LAGUNE 2010

    Dark in color with a lovely nose of dark berries. On the mid pallet the wine matches the nose with some nice black berries coming through along with some nice chocolate and mocha. On the medium length finsih the wine displays some nice tannins, dryness and peppery notes. I would give this wine a 90. it`s a varietal Bordeaux at a good price.

    7 readers - By Canadian Wine Guy
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