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Corinna Horton

Corinna Horton

2482 days ago

Corinna scored this wine: 97/100

Quite simply poetry in a glass, this is a wine to weep over. The intensity of fruit, elegant and simple. Barnyard rich, cherry to open it fills the senses and spoils the palate. Found in the SAQ bargain bin, we thought we'd won the lottery, trooped home and honored it with steak, sauteed in butter, black truffle mustard & hand-cut frittes. A rare treat, pair it with celebrations and success.

Quatrain

Mission Hill Family Estate Quatrain 2009

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, V.Q.A., Canada
2860 days ago

Corinna scored this wine: 96/100

A heavy bottle and stunningly simple label, pays homage to the truly great wine it embraces. Adjectives such as "spectacular" spring to mind. The combination of merlot, syrah, cabernet sauvignon and cabernet franc is simply outstanding. The Quatrain could pass for a Chilean wine, with it's robust tannins and multi-layered complexity. It starts with red fruits, but as it warms it becomes completely something else. Herbaceous and earthy with undertones of butterscotch and a hell of a kick at 14%. (As good as French wines three times the price.)

Inniskillin Niagara Estate Sparkling Vidal Icewine 2011

V.Q.A., Niagara-On-The-Lake, Ontario, Canada
2951 days ago

Corinna scored this wine: 94/100

The Inniskillin Sparkling Icewine, with it's poached pear notes and heady spice worked in perfect harmony, with a big chuck of blue cheese, that hint of effervescence really hit my sweet spot. Can't wait to try it with fois gras!

3323 days ago

Corinna scored this wine: 94/100

This wine's a bloody superstar. It competes with vintages valued at three times the price. It gives and gives. Bright yet balanced, i could date this wine... have long conversations with it. I also like its sassy cousin, the Camins del Priorat, 2008. marvelous winemaker, gorgeous grape.

3341 days ago

Corinna scored this wine: 93/100

Introduced to me by the French Chef in my life, who knows my weakness for bubbly. Amazingly fresh, it's almost a shame to drink it, you'll just want to breathe it... apple, lime, yeast... fizz. Pair it with foie gras and brioche and weep. (OK, maybe that was just me...)

Corinna Horton

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Memorable Wine

My first Burgundy Grand Cru. I will never be the same.

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First Wine

Baby Duck. I AM CANADIAN.

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Unusual Wine Experience

Learning to drink like the French. Educated, yet casual with an expectation of quality.

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Current Fav Wine

Loving some of the wines coming out of the middle east at the moment - Lebanon & Israel in particular.

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