A terrific collection of both red and white wines from most regions of France is featured in this release. There are also terrific, full-bodied reds from several New World regions, such as Australia, California and Ontario.
This is just a sampling of wine ratings, the most quoted Canadian source of reviews in the Vintages Magazine. I’ll be posting the rest soon. In the meantime, you can access the 65 wines that I reviewed for February 15 as a text wine list with my complete tasting notes, scores, food matches and the stock for each bottle in their closest LCBO stores.
You can also see my wine reviews for February 1.
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Domaine Gautheron Chablis Chardonnay 2012 A.C., Burgundy, France Very subtle lime and white peach flavours, no oak. Green apple, mouth-watering. Vibrant and alive. Perfect for… Domaine Gautheron Chablis Chardonnay Review and Rating
The Foreign Affair The Conspiracy Cabernet Sauvignon 2012, V.Q.A., Niagara Peninsula, Ontario. Full-bodied and smooth with dark fruit and a meaty, savoury mid-palate note. Nicely balanced. The winery concentrates the flavour… The Foreign Affair The Conspiracy Cabernet Sauvignon Review and Rating
Sterling Napa Valley Chardonnay 2011, Napa Valley, California. Classic Californian chardonnay in all its glory! Buttery and rich with lovely green apple notes in the mid-palate. Long finish. This signature Californian Chardonnay is… Sterling Napa Valley Chardonnay Review and Rating
St. Hallett Gamekeeper’s Shiraz 2012, Barossa, South Australia. Mouth-watering and full-bodied: this robust red cries out for a juicy steak! Ripe and tart blackberry flavours with some black plum and just enough oak. Very consistent… St. Hallett Gamekeeper’s Shiraz Review and Rating
Juan Gil Silver Label Monastrell 2011, D.O., Jumilla, Spain. Savoury dark chocolate notes with black fleshy plums with a juicy, voluptuous finish. Full-bodied and satin smooth. A huge… Juan Gil Silver Label Monastrell Review and Rating
Clos Du Val Zinfandel 2012, Napa Valley, California. Full-bodied, juicy and ready to go when you are! Aromas of dark fleshy black plums and blackberries. Mouth-watering and… Clos Du Val Zinfandel Review and Rating
Hess Allomi Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2011, Napa Valley, California. Lovely chewy flavours of mocha, plush plums and berries. So very tasty and happy. Perfect for… Hess Allomi Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Review and Rating
Nativa Single Vineyard Gran Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2011, Maipo Valley, Chile. This classic Cabernet Sauvignon offers alluring aromas mint, cassis, blackberry and just enough toasty oak. A full-bodied red wine with great structure and balance that was matured in 100% new oak. A terrific and vibrant expression… Nativa Single Vineyard Gran Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon Review and Rating
La Crema Pinot Noir 2012, Sonoma Coast, California. A supple, smooth, medium bodied red wine with cherry-berry mouth-filling wonder and flavours. Just enough oak for hedonists. Full-bodied, layered yet… La Crema Pinot Noir Review and Rating