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Gwen Barton

Gwen Barton

Sea Sun Chardonnay 2018

California, United States
49 days ago

Gwen scored this wine: 92/100

Thoroughly enjoyed this approachable, well structured Cali Chardonnay. Lightly oaked from time in neutral, French barrels. Bright stone fruit notes with hints of vanilla and smoke. Soft, silky finish. Paired with mussels in a herbed cream sauce. Tasted Nov 2021.

Longshot Pinot Noir 2019

California, United States
49 days ago

Gwen scored this wine: 89/100

Enjoyable medium-bodied wine with subtle sweetness. Definite fruit forwardness you would expect from a Cali Pinot matched with oaky notes. Nice acidity and tannins lending to a good overall structure. All this at an incredible price point. Pair with mushroom focaccia. Tasted: Nov 2021

Peller Estates Ice Wine Riesling 2019

Niagara ON The Lake, Canada
49 days ago

Gwen scored this wine: 90/100

A splendid way of ending your holiday meal with friends and loved ones. Carefully picked and pressed while frozen to extract wonderfully intense juice. Highly aromatic with notes of ripe pear, honey and caramelized sugar. Serve with strong cheese or your favourite dessert. Tasted: Nov 2019.


Gray Monk Estate Winery Odyssey White Brut 2015

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia BC V.Q.A., Canada
49 days ago

Gwen scored this wine: 91/100

Exactly what you want in a sparkling wine- crisp, refreshing with nice lasting fizz. This Generous notes of green apple, lemon/lime and a hint of toasted almond. Creamy mouth feel with fairly close-knit bubbles. Open to celebrate something special- or to simply enjoy when the mood strikes. Tasted:Nov 2021.

Strewn Winery Pinot Blanc 2018

Niagara-On-The-Lake, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada
228 days ago

Gwen scored this wine: 88/100

Good value, food friendly wine from Niagara. Tropical and stone fruit aromas with a whiff of white flower blossoms. Pineapple and peach flavour notes with flinty finish. Smooth mouth feel. Serve well chilled with baguette, soft cheese and mild cold cuts.

Gwen Barton




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