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Timo @Wineshout

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Black Cloud Pinot Noir

First Wine

SOmething at a wedding when I was much too young to notice.
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California Zins

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Le Vieux Pin Ava 2012

British Columbia, Canada

    My Review: Le Vieux Pin’s 2012 Ava is a blend of 61% Viognier, 21% Roussanne and 18% Marsanne, which means there’s more Roussanne and Marsanne than before. The 2012 vintage is a graceful wine that is still on the younger side and benefits from decanting and the right temperature to really enjoy the perfume-like aromas and richness on the palate. On the nose, there is honeysuckle, which is becoming the trademark of Ava even from cooler vintages, white pepper, beeswax, and a perfume of white flowers. The mouthfeel is rich and elegant, and the fruit and acids find a balance. On the palate, crisp and vibrant lemon and Golden Delicious apples lead, with a tremendously long finish with softer notes of apricots, apple and spice. With a delightfully old-world touch, Le Vieux Pin’s French vigneron Severine Pinte has shepherded from vine to bottle what is most certainly a food lover’s wine. We paired Ava with a tuna tataki and avocado salad that worked really well. Plays very well with roast fowl as well. Ready to drink now (best decanted) but also a welcome addition to your cellar. Wineshout.com Score: 90/100

     

    JoieFarm Pinot Blanc 2013

    British Columbia, Canada

      My Review: Made from 100% Pinot Blanc, this lovely white is Asian pear in a bottle! Made with fruit from older vines (26 years old), it’s well-balanced and medium-bodied with round pear/ apple dominated flavors. Only 438 cases produced. Wineshout.com

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