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Heather Wall

Heather Wall CS; WSET Advanced

184 days ago

Heather scored this wine: 90/100

Points for Value! Friday night and what's in my glass? It's a medium+ bodied Spanish red Monasterio de las Viñas - a blend of Garnacha, Tempranillo, and Cariñena. No shortage of luscious dark fruit, as well as warm baking spices, toasted oak, cherries, vanilla and some warming alcohol. Smooth as Graceland's velvet wallpaper. A bargain at $14.95 Vintages @lcbo! Love the frosted green bottle! A buy 2 wine. Pairing suggestions: fire up the BBQ and char some red meat; mesquite chicken; fajitas; rack of lamb; assorted hard cheeses. #wine #winelover #spanishwine #winesofspain #tempranillo #redwine #redwine?? #summernights #sommlife #sommelier #foodandwine

Limestone Vineyard South

Redstone Limestone Vineyard South Riesling 2016

Twenty Mile Bench, Niagara Escarpment, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada
196 days ago

Heather scored this wine: 91/100

Today, I bring you a zippy Ontario Riesling from the Twenty Mile Bench Niagara Escarpment. VQA Ontario $19.95 The 2016 Limestone Vineyard South is a light, off-dry white wine with enough lip smacking acidity to cut through the florals and honey to keep the sweetness in check. Citrus, stony minerality, petrol and canned peaches complete the profile. Lingering citrus and honeyed finish. At just 10% alcohol this is a superb summer sipper enjoyed on the patio or by the pool. Riesling fits in anywhere! Other Riesling pairings: Asian cuisine, German bratwurst/schnitzel, Indian curries, English fish & chips, charcuterie board, vegetarian dishes, assorted seafood. If you happen to be in the Niagara wine region be sure to stop by this beautiful winery. Their patio is spectacular! And so is the food!

Game Of Thrones Chardonnay 2016

Central Coast, California, United States
205 days ago

Heather scored this wine: 91/100

The truth is in the eyes of the beholder. I'm swirling this deep lemon colour Chardonnay in the glass and watching the ever so slow legs catch the light, slowly making their way back to the golden abyss. This white wine is full-bodied and aromatic with familiar California Chardonnay notes of butter, nuts, toast, caramel, apple and tropical fruit. Additionally, I might add a waft of cool, salty Pacific Ocean breeze. The palate is rich and voluptuous with the above aromas repeated in the mouth. Balanced, cleansing acidity primes the senses for another gulp! There's nothing ABC about this HBO #GOT white wine. A little pricey at $30 but worth the splurge for the final season. Paired well with Season 8, Episode 3 watch party. Other pairing suggestions: Little chicken fingers, John Snow king crab legs, dragon egg salad sandwiches, and your own Game of Thrones watch party. Tasted: May 2019 #thefinalepisodeiscoming

4 Skins

Jost Vineyards 4 Skins

Malagash Peninsula, Ns, Canada
205 days ago

Heather scored this wine: 89/100

Originally tried this Nova Scotia red wine on a family trip to PEI in 2015. I will admit here in writing that the label made me do it! I enjoyed it very much. Cut to 4 years later - my cousin brings a bottle from New Brunswick so it's time to taste and compare. There's no indication of vintage anywhere on the bottle but purchased in March 2019. The wine is still a deep ruby red colour, imparted from the skins of four hybrid grapes - Castel, Lucie Kuhlmann, Marechal Foch and Leon Millot, all of which hold up to the Nova Scotia Maritime climate. This is a medium+ bodied red with aromas of red and black fruit (blackberry, blueberry, ripe plum and cherry), sliver of chocolate, some bramble and blackcurrant leaf. The palate is soft with similarities to the aromas but cherry turns to sour cherry in the mouth. Acidity is balanced and tannins are practically polished. I enjoyed a long, velvet finish of sour cherry and chocolate. Perfect with Friday night burgers grilled to perfection. Winemaker suggested pairings: roasted venison, prime rib roast, hearty Italian cuisine. This wine has won many Atlantic Canada Awards in the past. Good value at $19.99 through the winery. JOST pronounced YOST

Rosé

Saint Aix Rosé 2018

Coteaux D'aix-En-Provence, Provence A.P., France
205 days ago

Heather scored this wine: 92/100

What's in my glass? It's one of my favorite rosés from Provence and just $23 @lcbo. Cheerful shade of pink with tempting floral bouquet; medium-bodied; dry; a wash of fresh acidity; long floral and fruity finish. Perfect sipped on it's own and pairs well with pink denim! Other dance partners for this flirty rosé: charcuterie, shellfish, planked salmon, pork tenderloin, cream pastas, cheese board - so food friendly! #wine #winelover Tasted: May 15, 2019

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