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Craig Haynes WSET3 FWS

Craig Haynes WSET3 FWS

Villa Blanche

Calmel & Joseph Villa Blanche Chardonnay 2019

Igp Pays D’Oc, Languedoc-Roussillon, France
8 days ago

Craig Haynes scored this wine: 88/100

In my glass, the 2019 Villa Blanche chardonnay opened with scents of white flower blooms, yellow apple and pear, grilled butter and whispers of minerality. Together, they introduced a creamy, medium bodied palate marked by white orchard tree fruit, almond and buttery flavours that defined this chardonnay’s lingering finish. Ready to drink. Will pair well with roasted chicken fare and BBQed corn on the cob. Enjoy. Reviewed on September 18, 2020

Red Tail

Featherstone Red Tail Merlot 2017

Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada
9 days ago

Craig Haynes scored this wine: 89/100

This is an elegant merlot from Featherstone Estates. A fresh berry and cherry aromas and trace floral and smoke scents introduced this wine’s medium bodied palate of berry flavours framed by appealing combination of texture and tannins. Enjoy. Reviewed on July 5, 2020

Church and State Wines Cabernet Franc 2017

Okanagan Valley BC V.Q.A., Canada
9 days ago

Craig Haynes scored this wine: 90/100

An impressive offering from this winery in British Columbia’s renowed Okanagan Valley appellation. Layers of floral, herbal, red and dark berry scents emerged from this cab franc. Mid-weight, the palate featured waves of berry fruit flavours infused with pepper and cedar notes and grippy, approachable tannins. Wonderful. Enjoy. Reviewed on September 16, 2020

9 days ago

Craig Haynes scored this wine: 89/100

A core of red and dark berry aromas framed by dried herbs and cedar scents opened this appealing red blend. Modest berry and cherry flavours, spice accents and supple tannins defined this red’s round, pleasing palate. Hester Creek has crafted wine in British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley since 1968. Enjoy. Reviewed on September 16, 2020

Hester Creek Estate Winery Character Red 2018

Okanagan Valley, BC V.Q.A., Canada
9 days ago

Craig Haynes scored this wine: 88/100

Matured in French and American oak for 8 month, this red blend was defined by aromas and flavours of cherry, black berry and character giving sweet spice. Adorned in attractive, deep ruby red, this medium bodied creation’s blending formula features merlot, syrah, petit verdot, cabernet sauvignon, malbec and cabernet franc. Hester Creek has crafted wine in British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley since 1968. Enjoy. Reviewed on September 17, 2020

Craig Haynes WSET3 FWS

Winner World's Best Drink Writer
WFour-Time Winner James Beard Foundation
Five-Time Winner Association of Food Journalists
Six-Time Winner Bert Greene Award
Best Wine Literature Book Gourmand World Cookbook Awards
Online Writer of the Year Louis Roederer International Wine Writing Award