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Jason Solanki

Jason Solanki

Le Grand Vin

Osoyoos Larose Le Grand Vin Meritage 2008

Bc V.Q.A., Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, Canada
2097 days ago

Jason scored this wine: 91/100

Blend of 60% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Cabernet Franc, 5% Malbec, and 3% Petit Verdot. Fruity aromas jump out of the glass, followed by leather, cedar, kirsch liquer and raspberry. Core of dark fruits surrounded by very chalky tannins. Well-balanced with mouth-watering acidity. Finish is long with hints of mocha. This one definitely needs 3+ years for tannins to settle. Tasted Jan/2013.

Quatrain

Mission Hill Family Estate Quatrain 2009

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, V.Q.A., Canada
2097 days ago

Jason scored this wine: 91/100

Blend of 35% Merlot, 30% Syrah, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 15% Cabernet Franc. Very nice aromas of dark fruits, blackberries, blackcurrants and (French) oak. Full bodied with good structure. It's very smooth with blackcurrant, dark cherry, ripe dark fruits on the palate. Refined tannins are well-integrated. Well-balanced with a long finish and hints of sweet fruit. Very approachable right now, but could be cellared another 1-2 years. Tasted Jan/2013.

EauVivre Winery and Vineyards Pinot Noir 2008

Bc V.Q.A., Similkameen Valley, British Columbia, Canada
2097 days ago

Jason scored this wine: 88/100

Seems higher than 13.3% alcohol. Complex aromas of earth, tar, dark red fruits and cranberries. On the palate, there is beetroot, strawberry, cranberry, earth and some cedar on the palate. Medium-bodied with smooth, integrated tannins, and a short finish. Tasted Jan/2013.

Reserve

Mission Hill Family Estate Reserve Chardonnay 2010

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, Canada
2097 days ago

Jason scored this wine: 87/100

Nose seemed a bit closed with apple, oak, peach and pineapple aromas. Full-bodied with a round core of ripe orchard and tropical fruits on the palate. American and French oak is well-integrated. Easy drinking, crowd pleasing wine. Tasted Jan/2013.

Quails' Gate Estate Winery Chardonnay 2011

Bc V.Q.A., Okanagan Valley, Bc, Canada
2097 days ago

Jason scored this wine: 89/100

Nice aromas of apple, pear and butter waft from the glass. Medium-full bodied with nice aroma replays, plus some minerality and French oak on the palate. Some herbal/leesy notes come through on the mid-palate. Very good acidity and the finish is medium-long. Tasted Jan/2013.

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Memorable Wine

Tasting Icewine for the first time at the winery in Niagara.

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First Wine

Don't recall - but probably a French Red

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Unusual Wine Experience

Purchasing wine in Europe, where it's cheaper than water.

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Current Fav Wine

Tough choice as I like all types of wine. Leaning towards during winter months.

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