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Jennifer Havers

Jennifer Havers WSET Level 3

R&D Red Blend

Culmina Family Estate Winery R&D Red Blend 2016

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, BC V.Q.A., Canada
1 hour, 53 minutes ago

Jennifer scored this wine: 91/100

A flavourful blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot. Aromas of black fruit, raisin, and sweet smoke, with a briny, savoury note. Full bodied on the palate, with some soft, dusty tannins, and brght acidity to balance some ripe and dried fruit and berry flavours, and more of that briny, savoury note on the finish along with a hint of minerality. Enjoy with slow braised beef ribs.

Summit

Mt. Boucherie Estate Winery Summit 2017

Okanagan, British Columbia, BC V.Q.A., Canada
2 hours, 27 minutes ago

Jennifer scored this wine: 93/100

Fabulous! This is a proprietary blend of 43% Merlot, 28% Cabernet Franc, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Syrah, and 2% Malbec. The blend is aged in French oak for 13 months (35% in new barrels), along with some further aging in neutral oak. Aromas on the nose include ripe currant and plum, with hints of leather, tobacco and hints of black pepper and stony minerality. Full bodied and smooth on the palate with young, smooth tannins and medium+ acidity. Fruit on the palate is round and ripe, with some leather, tobacco and smoky hints, and a mineral finish. Enjoy with a grilled steak or prime rib.

Vanessa Vineyard Cabernet Franc 2016

Similkameen Valley, British Columbia, BC V.Q.A., Canada
3 hours, 2 minutes ago

Jennifer scored this wine: 92/100

Just a beautiful wine, and will be great for years to come. Aromas of black plum, raspberry, and blackberry, along with hints of graphite, floral perfume, wet stone, and a hint of a savoury note. Full bodied, ripe and smooth, with soft tannins and bright, balancing acidity. This wine was great in the glass but opened up beautifully on day 2. Fruit is deep, ripe, and rounded on the palate, balanced with some dried herb notes, and more hints of graphite with that mineral note on the backbone and finish. So lovely! Enjoy with a perfectly grilled steak and mushrooms.

Red Blend

Pendulum Red Blend 2016

Columbia Valley, Washington, United States
3 hours, 13 minutes ago

Jennifer scored this wine: 89/100

Aromas of black plum, cassis and blackberry, with vanilla and oaky spice. Full bodied, with smooth, youngish tannins, robust, ripe berry notes, medium + acidity, and a finish of vanilla, leather, and smoke. Enjoy with grilled meats.

Ferox Winery Sauvignon Blanc 2016

Four Mile Creek, Niagara-On-The-Lake, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada
2 days ago

Jennifer scored this wine: 90/100

Tasted in 2020, this wine is lovely and I think in its prime for freshness of fruit. Aromas of ripe peach and pear, with a strong mineral note and a hint of petrol. Medium bodied, smooth on the palate with a rich, luscious texture, and lots of ripe fruit on the palate. Acidity is medium but provides great balance to richness of fruit and texture. Enjoy with halibut or cod.

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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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