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Holly Bruns

Holly Bruns


Mission Hill Family Estate Quatrain 2009

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, V.Q.A., Canada
2627 days ago

Holly scored this wine: 95/100

This is nice, nice, nice. An inky presence in the glass and a spicy, figgy, smoky, peppery, dark cherry, bouquet of aromas. The silky mouth feel and the long fruity finish make this wine very enticing. A perfect, warming red wine for the winter.

Le Grand Vin

Osoyoos Larose Le Grand Vin Meritage 2008

Bc V.Q.A., Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, Canada
2627 days ago

Holly scored this wine: 94/100

Big, dark and meaty. This blend has a lot going on in the glass: earth, tobacco, plum and a notion of dried fruit, cinnamon, leather... like I said. The acidity and oh, so, present tannin means there's a little more ageing this wine could do, or pull the cork while standing next to a meaty steak. I'd love to try it again in a few years. Nice.

2682 days ago

Holly scored this wine: 93/100

If you are not a fan of Cab Franc, then I defy you to try this and not be converted. Ripe red berries mingle with earth, lavender and warm spices. The gentle tannins and long finish has a mineral tinge. You’ll feel warm and happy after a few sips.

2682 days ago

Holly scored this wine: 93/100

A fantastic wine from the Naramata Bench. The fragrant nose is a little floral with jasmine, apricot, honey, peach, tea notes. There’s a nice balance between a generous, round mouthfeel and an acidic, juicy finish with lingering notes of peach that make you want to go back to the glass and do it all over again.

2781 days ago

Holly scored this wine: 93/100

Made with partially dried Cabernet Sauvignon grapes, sweet rich aromas of prune and dried cherry mingle with smoke, mushroom, tobacco, dried herbs, cocoa... I could go on. There is a lot going on in this glass of wine. Delicate tannins greet the palate and a mocha, spicy finish lingers. You could have a rich lamb stew with this wine, but why ruin it with food.

Holly Bruns

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Memorable Wine

Iron Horse Fumé Blanc - I don't remember the vintage but I had it with a potato encrusted dollop of goat's cheese and it was amazing.


First Wine

Lonesome Charlie


Unusual Wine Experience

I'm not sure... maybe I had too much wine that night and can't remember?


Current Fav Wine

Right now I'm loving rosé.

Winner World's Best Drink Writer
WFour-Time Winner James Beard Foundation
Five-Time Winner Association of Food Journalists
Six-Time Winner Bert Greene Award
Best Wine Literature Book Gourmand World Cookbook Awards
Online Writer of the Year Louis Roederer International Wine Writing Award