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Jennifer Havers

Jennifer Havers WSET Level 3

Central Coast

Edna Valley Vineyard Central Coast Chardonnay 2017

Central Coast, California, United States
1 day, 19 hours ago

Jennifer scored this wine: 91/100

Sample tasted as part of a California wine month seminar “California – Then and Now”. Lovely, rich wine with aromas of ripe golden apple and pear, along with hints of brioche and biscuit. Medium bodied, smooth and soft on the palate, with lovely rich fruit notes, and creamy texture with just a hint of a textured bitter note (in a good way) extending out the flavours and providing a hint of interest. Enjoy with classic roasted chicken or any seafood pasta in a creamy sauce.

Trefethen Family Vineyards Chardonnay 2018

Oak Knoll District, Napa Valley, California, United States
1 day, 19 hours ago

Jennifer scored this wine: 93/100

Sample tasted as part of a California wine month seminar “California – Then and Now”. This is a historically important wine said to the be wine for all other Chardonnay's to be compared, winning many significant international competitions. This Chardonnay comes from a relatively cool area of Napa close to the San Pablo Bay. Aromas of ripe, golden apple, white peach, creamy lemon along with hints of lemon pith as well. Medium+ bodied, creamy and smooth with vibrant acidity, and overall a restrained texture balanced with vibrant fruit and a hint of minerality on a lengthy finish. Lovely and decadent! Enjoy with scallops or lobster.

Oak Farm Vineyards Albariño 2018

Lodi, California, United States
1 day, 19 hours ago

Jennifer scored this wine: 90/100

Sample tasted as part of a California wine month seminar “California – Then and Now”. This Albarino from Lodi benefits from maritime influence and maintains lovely acidity and brightness. Aromas of ripe pineapple and white florals on the nose. Light bodied, refreshing and mouthwatering on the palate, with vibrant tropical fruit and a hint of saline and minerality. Enjoy with light seafood dishes.

To Kalon Vineyard Reserve

Robert Mondavi Winery To Kalon Vineyard Reserve Fumé Blanc 2015

Napa Valley, California, United States
1 day, 19 hours ago

Jennifer scored this wine: 92/100

Sample tasted as part of a California wine month seminar “California – Then and Now”. From the historic To Kalon vineyard, with some of the earliest plantings of Sauvignon Blanc dating back to 1945. This wine also has 6% Semillon providing a lovely roundness on the palate. Aromas of tropical and stone fruit, creamy lemon, and even just a hint of candied lemon. Soft on the palate, lovely balance, and vibrant, mouthwatering fruit, with just a hint of salinity. Just lovely. Enjoy with pan-seared scallops or a lovely spring pea risotto.

Stewart Family Reserve

Quails' Gate Stewart Family Reserve Pinot Noir 2018

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia BC V.Q.A., Canada
1 day, 19 hours ago

Jennifer scored this wine: 92/100

Stunning wine!! Aromas of red cherry, cranberry, violets, and a touch of strawberry jam, along with hints of graphite, leather and smoke. Medium bodied with light, drying tannins, and vibrant acidity. Red berry hints are vibrant on the palate along with some floral and smoky hints, and a lengthy finish. Enjoy with pan seared duck breast or any muchroom dishes.

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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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