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Heather Wall

Heather Wall CS; WSET Advanced

Bella

Pelee Island Winery Bella 2020

Pelee Island, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada
7 days ago

Heather scored this wine: 91/100

I love the magic hour of six o’clock PM in my backyard. The sun is setting behind the trees and the pool looks so enticing. This is Drink Ontario Wine week and I’m sipping a lovely 2020 sparkling rosé from Pelee Island Winery. Bella is a VQA Ontario blend of Pinot Noir and Auxerrois. Perfect threads of tiny bubbles and a generous mousse in the glass. Aromas are subtle but patience rewards with fresh berries, lemon zest, white peach, blossoms, wet stones, burnt matchstick. The palate is clean and light with a lingering citrus and strawberry finish. 12% abv and good value at $18.95! “Bella” the Italian word for beautiful. “Aperitivo” the Italian word for a pre-meal drink; partaking in aperitivo is a cultural ritual. “Cin cin” the Italian version of Cheers! ?? Fun wine glasses from Homesense. Tasted June 2021

Relax Riesling 2019

Mosel, Germany
23 days ago

Heather scored this wine: 86/100

Relax and sip some Riesling! This Senators fan is ignoring that the glass bottle is Maple Leaf blue! Light, crisp and easily sipped on it's own. Waves of white blossoms, lychee, peach, apricot, wet stones, sweet baking spices. Off-dry with a good wash of acidity. A lingering juicy peach and apple finish. Slight effervescence doubles the fun! Great value $12.80 and 9% abv. Perfect patio sipper. Tasted: Game 7 Leafs v Habs May 2021

Twenty Mile Bench

Cloudsley Cellars Twenty Mile Bench Chardonnay 2017

Twenty Mile Bench, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada
27 days ago

Heather scored this wine: 90/100

Chardonnay Day 2021! I chose this Cloudsley Cellars 2017 and it didn't disappointme. Everything I love about Chardonnay is in this glass. Deep golden lemon colour and a festival of aromas and flavours. Fresh popped corn with gobs of butter, vanilla, lemon, apple turnover, sweet baking spices, toasted oak, honeycomb, and blossoms. Full-bodied with a warm alcohol, buttered finish. Nothing ABC about this wine. This wine would be beautiful with stuffed turkey and gravy, lobster with butter, pasta in cream sauce, charcuterie. Or on it's own. Tasted May 27th, 2021

Banrock Station Pink Moscato Rosé 2020

South Australia, Australia
31 days ago

Heather scored this wine: 86/100

No fuss and no waiting for the big chill. ?? #movie Not a crystal stem in sight. Poured over ice. 6% alcohol and a steal at $12.95 I tasted Banrock Station Pink Moscato 2020 Pretty ballet slipper pink and oh so delicate bubbles. Off-dry, light, and fresh. Strawberry, raspberry, blossoms, peach and pear. Simple pleasures need no over selling. Crafted in South Australia. The Big Chill 1983 movie with a great cast - Glenn Close, Kevin Kline, Tom Berenger, Meg Tilly to name a few. Classic.

Trius Brut Rosé Sparkling

Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada
32 days ago

Heather scored this wine: 90/100

Sparkling into the first long weekend of the 2021 summer! Trius Brut Rosé NV Pretty pale salmon pink as the sunlight catches delicate threads of bubbles dancing and popping. Red berry basket, citrus, watermelon, herbs and flowers, toast/yeast. Fresh acidity lingers on the finish. Cue the celebration or the "just because" moments. Perfect with Indian takeout. May 2021

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