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Jason Solanki

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Memorable Wine

Tasting Icewine for the first time at the winery in Niagara.
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First Wine

Don't recall - but probably a French Red

Unusual Wine Experience

Purchasing wine in Europe, where it's cheaper than water.
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Top Wines from Sept. 29 Vintages Release

  
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Stonier Pinot Noir 2010

Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia

Reviewed: September 29, 2012

$24.95
    92/100
     

    Tawse Cabernet Franc Icewine 2010

    V.Q.A., Niagara Peninsula, Ontario, Canada

    $34.95

      My Review: Intense aromas of candied strawberry, cherry and floral aromas. Lush mouthfeel with ripe strawberry and cherry replays on the palate. Overall, it's very well-balanced by mouth-watering acidity. Lovely! Tasted Sept/2012. Score: 91/100

       

      Château Maison Blanche 2009

      A.C., Médoc, Bordeaux, France

      $19.95
         

        Domaine Les Grands Bois Cuvée Maximilien Unfiltered Cairanne 2010

        A.C., Côtes Du Rhône-Villages, France

        $21.95
           

          Tenuta Sette Ponti Oreno 2009

          I.G.T., Tuscany, Italy

          $71.95
             

            Dog Point Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2011

            Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand

            Reviewed: September 29, 2012

            $20.95
              90/100
               

              Finca Nueva Fermentado En Barrica Blanco 2010

              D.O.C.A., Rioja, Spain

              $15.95
                 

                Casa Castillo Monastrell 2010

                D.O., Jumilla, Spain

                $13.95

                  My Review: Meaty and fleshy plum aromas from the cork. Aromas of blackberry, violet, cedar oak, and smoked meat from the glass. Medium-bodied on the palate with ripe, dark fruits and subtle violet notes. Very smooth and well-balanced with very finely-grained tannins. Delicious and a great value! Tasted Oct/2012. Score: 89/100

                   

                  Palmina Larner Vineyard Malvasia Bianca 2010

                  Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Barbara, California, United States

                  Reviewed: September 29, 2012

                  $35.95
                    90/100
                     

                    Hogue Genesis Merlot 2008

                    Columbia Valley, Washington State, United States

                    $18.95
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