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Travis Oke

Travis Oke

3793 days ago

Travis scored this wine: 87/100

Good solid wine - however, I think it falls in the light Cru Beaujolais category rather than the Beaujolais Nouveau. Think of it as the gourmet bubblegum of the lot. Ripe cherry fruit. Pricey for what you get.

3793 days ago

Travis scored this wine: 88/100

For my money the best Nouveau of the lot. Bright cherry, long finish [for a Nouveau] and inexpensive. I'm not a fan of spending $15 for a Nouveau when you can spend $9. Deeper in colour than I would have liked and no evidence of effervescence - dangerously close to being a serious wine.


Reif Estate Winery Reif Gamay Nouveau 2013

Niagara, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada
3793 days ago

Travis scored this wine: 74/100

"Watered down pink cream soda", with a hint of purple syrup aftertaste. People at my party were split down the middle as to whether or not that was a good thing. It is Nouveau after all and bubble gum and candy are apt descriptors of a good Nouveau. Give it a go yourself and see what you think

Generation Seven Nouveau

Château des Charmes Generation Seven Nouveau Gamay 2013

Niagara-On-The-Lake, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada
3794 days ago

Travis scored this wine: 88/100

This is the true spirit of Nouveau. Bright [very light colouring], sour cherries, and a bit of effervescent hit on the palate. Top quality nouveau - well done Bosc family. I'm going out to get more - this will be perfect with a turkey dinner for Christmas. #jesuisarrive13 indeed

Brut Traditional Method

Codorniu Brut Traditional Method Pinot Noir Rosé Cava

Penedès, Spain
3806 days ago

Travis scored this wine: 90/100

We always pick up several bottles of this when it's released. The prettiest salmon-pink colour of any cava. Strawberries, cherries, and a crisp finish make this bubbly a family favorite.

Travis Oke

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Memorable Wine

Juve Y Camps Reserva de la Familia Cava - celebrating my children's birth


First Wine

A Liebfraumilch my friend ordered at the Keg in 1985


Unusual Wine Experience

My Uncle Art's Gooseberry wine


Current Fav Wine

Bodegas LAN





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