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Gwen Barton

Gwen Barton

The Conspiracy

The Foreign Affair Winery The Conspiracy Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada
2883 days ago

Gwen scored this wine: 100/100

Foreign Affair- known for its appassimento style has produced a lovely full-bodied cab sauv . Loads of oakiness on nose and in the mouth- leather, spice, chocolate, smoke ( I could go on). Big chewy tannins and a finish that lingers on for a long long while- 15.8% alcohol leaves you warm down to the top of your toes.... A hunk of blue cheese and a steak would be a great pairing.


Niagara Chardonnay 2013

Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada
2883 days ago

Gwen scored this wine: 100/100

Straw coloured with greenish hue (unfiltered). Dry white wine with rich, and very buttery, viscous mouth feel. Lovely tastes of pear, apple, minerality and nuttiness. Some racy acids add fun to this enjoyable wine!


Pupillo Cyane Moscato 2010

Sicily I.G.T., Italy
2879 days ago

Gwen scored this wine: 100/100

Nice aroma of honey, lemon, pears and white flowers. Dry, but smooth mouth feel with notes of orange and tropical fruit. Some bitterness on the finish. Try with some spicy Thai.

Château La Garde 2010

Pessac-Léognan, Bordeaux A.C., France
2501 days ago

Gwen scored this wine: 93/100

Full bodied , perfectly balanced Bordeaux with lovely texture and layers. Dark cherry, plum, chocolate, sweet tobacco and floral aromas. Dark fruit and cocoa continues on the palate with slight smokiness. Tannins have some grippiness on the finish but will soften wonderfully after a few years in the cellar. Pair with steak and goat cheese salad. Tasted April 2017

Mas Cavalls

Marimar Estate Mas Cavalls Pinot Noir 2013

Sonoma Coast, California, United States
2515 days ago

Gwen scored this wine: 93/100

Gorgeous! Lush, medium- bodied, Pinot Noir from Sonoma with lots of complexity. Vibrant, red berry aromas and flavours. Christmas spices and earthiness found in the finish. Well structured with refined tannins. Pair with mushroom risotto.

Gwen Barton




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