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Travis Oke

Travis Oke

Le Grand Vin

Osoyoos Larose Le Grand Vin Meritage 2008

Bc V.Q.A., Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, Canada
2865 days ago

Travis scored this wine: 94/100

Le Grand Vin - enough said. Well it would be enough said if I didn't want to sing its praises a little more. Big, long finish, smooth tannins - however, there is still enough room in the length that more aging would improve the overall experience. Cigar/tobacco is the background note that I liked the best.


Bodegas Y Viñedos Alion 2006

D.O.C., Ribera Del Duero, Spain
3005 days ago

Travis scored this wine: 93/100

We were given this wine in Spain this past summer - drank it my last night there with tapas and duck confit in a puff pastry. Long, long, long finish. Make sure you decant - we spent the first 30 minutes commenting on how much the nose changed as it breathed. Smooth tannins, hot ripe dry fruit. If I wasn't impatient I could have let it cellar for a few more years - but I regret nothing.

3005 days ago

Travis scored this wine: 93/100

I just discovered that I love this craft ale. Comes in a 750 mL bottle - just released at the lcbo Sept 1. Hoppy, spruce/pine, and pairs great with blue cheese. Break from the ordinary and show up at a party this fall with a bottle of beer for sharing.

3453 days ago

Travis scored this wine: 93/100

I am so glad I bought three bottles. Deep ruby colour, vanilla notes on the nose, so smooth - the tannins are perfect with grilled lamb and ribeye

Le Grand Clos

Le Clos Jordanne Le Grand Clos Pinot Noir 2009

V.Q.A., Niagara Peninsula, Twenty Mile Bench, Ontario, Canada
2991 days ago

Travis scored this wine: 93/100

This is the wine you buy your boss if you want a promotion. Best local pinot noir I've ever tasted. The Cadillac (or Mercedes if you prefer) of Ontario pinot noir. This will last for years as the finish is already long.

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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Online Writer of the Year Louis Roederer International Wine Writing Award