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Jennifer Havers

Jennifer Havers WSET Level 3

Terre Siciliane

Cusumano Terre Siciliane Nero D'avola 2019

Sicily, Italy
1 hour, 13 minutes ago

Jennifer scored this wine: 89/100

Lots of dark cherry and strawberry aromas on this excellent value wine, as well as a hint of smoke and just a touch of an herb note. Medium bodied, smooth on the palate, with some medium acidity, and a touch of soft tannins. Fruit is quite ripe on the palate but balanced. Overall very nice and easy drinking. Enjoy with any pork dish.

Château Le Cap 2018

Blaye Côtes De Bordeaux, Bordeaux A.C., France
1 hour, 34 minutes ago

Jennifer scored this wine: 89/100

This is an excellent value Bordeaux, made from 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Sauvugnon. Aromas of plum and black cherry with warm spice, oak, and campfire smoke. Full bodied, with some young grippy tannins, and bright acdity balancing dark fruit notes and more oak and smoke on the finish. Decant for 30 mins and enjoy with marinated flank steak.

Gran Reserva

Viña Tarapacá Gran Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Maipo Valley D.O., Chile
1 hour, 49 minutes ago

Jennifer scored this wine: 90/100

Consistently a great value! Aromas of raspberry, cherry and eucalyptus with hints of dried herbs. oak and leather. Full bodied with some soft, drying tannins, and medium+ acidity. Fruit notes are dark berry and ripe currant, with some herbaceous notes and a hint of leather and a soft hint of vanilla on the finish. Enjoy this wine with any grilled meat or a hearty mushroom dish.

North Bench Oliver

Township 7 Vineyards & Winery North Bench Oliver Nbo 2018

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, BC V.Q.A., Canada
3 hours, 40 minutes ago

Jennifer scored this wine: 93/100

Beautiful! This is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot from the Oliver region of the Okanagan. Aromas of currant, blackberry, and purple plums, with some cedar smoke, and just a hint of warm spice. Full bodied, with moderate acidity and some young tannins that smooth out considerably with an hour or so of decanting. Flavour on the palate include ripe dark berry, a hint of mocha, and a warm, spicy finish. This wine is great now, but will likely age really well, I'd be excited to try it again in a few years, but for now, decant for 60 minutes and throw a steak on the grill.

3 hours, 58 minutes ago

Jennifer scored this wine: 88/100

Aromas of cherry and currant with a slight strawberry note, as well some subtle smoke and spice. Medium bodied, with medium acidity, ripe, rounded red berry notes on the palate with just a hint of tannin and a fruity finish. Enjoy with winter comfort foods, like a beef stew or spaghetti bolognese.

Jennifer Havers

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Memorable Wine

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


First Wine

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


Current Fav Wine

Hinterland Blanc de Blancs from Prince Edward County, Ontario

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