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Village Reserve

Le Clos Jordanne Village Reserve Pinot Noir 2010

V.Q.A., Niagara Peninsula, Ontario, Canada
3873 days ago

Pat scored this wine: 91/100

Cherries and warm berry fruit. I really want to try it with some good dark chocolate: I think they'd pair well together.

The Foreign Affair Winery Riesling 2009

V.Q.A., Niagara Peninsula, Ontario, Canada
3873 days ago

Pat scored this wine: 89/100

The 2010 - Sweet, and raisiny - it paired really well with blue cheese and nuts.

Frisky White

Frisky Beaver Frisky White 2012

Ontario V.Q.A., Canada
3873 days ago

Pat scored this wine: 88/100

Dover Vineyards Limited's 2012 Frisky Beaver is out, and it's a delightful wine for sipping with friends or having with chicken, sitting around with some cheese and nuts, or playing a game around the table. Tastes like a real summertime wine.

Private Reserve

Peller Estates Private Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2004

Niagara Peninsula, V.Q.A., Canada
4745 days ago

Pat scored this wine: 91/100

Pleasant, fruity, nice acid -- to go in a different direction, when served not too chilled, it worked well to counterbalance a rich appetizer of beef marrow bones and baguette. Tomorrow I'll try it with La Tur cheese brought to room temp.

Angels Gate Winery Gamay Noir 2008

V.Q.A., Ontario, Canada
4748 days ago

Pat scored this wine: 100/100

Jammy, not a lot of depth. Tannin lingers on the tongue.


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Memorable Wine

Bernkasteler Kurfurstlay Reisling while at University: felt I had graduated to adult wine


First Wine

communion wine!


Unusual Wine Experience

Going to a wine-tasting at the Australian Wine Society with a really bad head cold: couldn't taste anything!


Current Fav Wine

I enjoy most of them, except for heavily oaked Chardonnays. My all time fave is Barolo chinato for after dinner





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