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Jennifer Havers

Jennifer Havers WSET Level 3

Premier Series

Fairview Cellars Premier Series Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, Canada
3 days ago

Jennifer scored this wine: 91/100

According to the label this wine is best after June 2023, so I'm early, but I'll set the scene for future expectation. Aromas of black currant, blackberry, and some smoky spice. Full bodied and bold, with firm tannins that would benefit from time in the cellar or at least an hour in the decanter if you can't wait. Acidity is bright and balancing, fruit flavours are ripe and bold, yet young and fresh. Enjoy with a rare charcoal grilled steak. Fabulous, with great things to come!

Paul Bosc Estate Vineyard

Château des Charmes Paul Bosc Estate Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016

St. David's Bench, Niagara-On-The-Lake, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada
3 days ago

Jennifer scored this wine: 91/100

Lovely, and will be for a while! Aromas of cherry and cranberry, with some earthy, herbaceous notes and a hint of smoke. Medium+ bodied on the palate with some subtle light tannins, mingled nicely with bright acidity and vibrant fresh berry notes and a slightly earthy notes on the finish. Enjoy with salmon, chicken, or pork.

Bonamici Cellars Belviaggio 2014

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

Jennifer scored this wine: 90/100

A lovely blend from Cabernet Franc, Syrah, and Malbec. Aromas of blueberry, raspberry, dried currant, mocha and a hint of violet. Full bodied and smooth, with bright acidity and lots of ripe berry on the palate. Enjoy with grilled pork tenderloin.

Reserva Especial

Urbina Reserva Especial 1998

Rioja D.O.C.A., Spain
4 days ago

Jennifer scored this wine: 92/100

What were you doing in 1998? This has lots of vibrant ripe black fruit on the nose, as well as leather, sweet tobacco and some earthy hints. Vibrant acidity on the palate with lots of leather, tobacco and spicy notes. Lots of life in this wine still. Enjoy with marinated flank steak.

Gran Reserva

Marqués de Cáceres Gran Reserva 2011

Rioja D.O.C.A., Spain
4 days ago

Jennifer scored this wine: 90/100

Robust, savoury and smoky!! Aromas of blackberries, smoky spice and leather and a hint of dill. Full bodied on the palate with bright acidity and young, firm tannins. Lots of dark fruit notes, leather and peppery spice on the finish. Enjoy with charcoal-grilled steak.

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Memorable Wine

Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Cask 23 Cabernet Sauvignon, at the winery

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First Wine

Not sure but probably homemade - or something from Jost back home in Nova Scotia

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Current Fav Wine

Hinterland Blanc de Blancs from Prince Edward County, Ontario

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