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Heather Wall

Heather Wall CS; WSET Advanced

Argyle Pinot Noir 2014

Willamette Valley, Oregon, United States
472 days ago

Heather scored this wine: 90/100

Brilliant pale ruby and delightfully pretty nose of ripe red berries and cherries indicative of the very warm summer of 2014 in Oregon. An overlay of cracked pepper and vanilla, with strawberry, violets, toasted oak and forest floor rounding out the profile. Pale ruby in colour but has some good medium-bodied weight to it. This smooth, fruit driven Oregon Pinot will not disappoint. Pair with your favourite game meat, pizza, hamburger or sip it on it's own. The pairing partners are endless... Tasted: April 2017

Celeste Crianza

Torres Celeste Crianza 2012

Ribera Del Duero D.O., Spain
472 days ago

Heather scored this wine: 90/100

If we looked back at previous vintages of this red wine I'm pretty sure I would have written that I first chose this wine for it's label. There's something whimsical and dark about it. So it comes as no surprise to me that the juice in the bottle is dark, rich and brooding. Ripe black cherry and plum, sweet red berries, earthiness, leather, chocolate, vanilla, and garrigue. Alcohol is creeping up at 14% but there's no overwhelming heat in the bottle. Full-bodied and smoothing tannins. Enjoy with your favourite cut of red meat over the next 5 years. Great value. Tasted: April 2017

Maison Chanzy Pinot Noir 2015

Burgundy A.C., France
472 days ago

Heather scored this wine: 88/100

This is definitely a Pinot Noir that Burgundy built. Pale ruby colour with aromas and flavours of dried cherry, underbrush, violets, warm spices, wet wool, and perhaps(?) some red apple. Easy drinking and smooth with refreshing acidity. Very enjoyable. This light-bodied red wine will pair with just about anything you choose. Charcuterie plate, pasta with tomato sauce, chicken/pork/fish, or make it your pizza pie Pinot! Tasted: April 2017

Animus

Vicente Faria Wines Animus 2014

Douro D.O.C., Portugal
472 days ago

Heather scored this wine: 90/100

This red wine blend from Portugal garnered a Silver 2016 Decanter Award and 90 Points. I have to agree. This is a young wine and meant to be enjoyed now with no apologies. Lots of fresh sweet red and black fruit; black pepper, forest floor, warm baking spices, lift of leather, all knitted together with bright acidity keeping the wine from becoming "jammy." A lingering smooth toasted oak finish for a touch of masculinity. Complexity and value for $13. Loved it! Pair with a favourite cut of red meat; grilled lamb; Paella; grilled hamburger for the May long weekend. Full-bodied blend of: Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz Tasted: April 2017

Chateau Beau-Site 2011

Saint-Est├Ęphe, Bordeaux A.C., France
489 days ago

Heather scored this wine: 91/100

This is a beautifully aromatic red wine right off the top. Medium ruby with a garnet hue. Woody, violets, cherry, smoke, blackcurrant leaf, leather carry the load on the nose. Medium(+)bodied with mild tannins and medium(+) acidity and flavours of chocolate, strawberry, tobacco and baking spices. Length is long on an elegant fruit driven finish. Loved it! Pair with your favourite cut of red meat. My choice would be AAA Alberta Beef. Tasted: April 2017

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