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Nicole Lewis

Nicole Lewis

Coonawarra Estate The Siding

Wynns Coonawarra Estate The Siding Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Coonawarra, South Australia, Australia
2024 days ago

Nicole scored this wine: 90/100

A pleasing Australian Cabernet Sauvignon that veers on the fruit-forward side and yet, there is spice and smoke. A big wine with acidity to stand up and keep ones interest. A great wine for BBQ'd meats. Reviewed on March 11, 2018.

2024 days ago

Nicole scored this wine: 89/100

A garnet hued Argentinian Cabernet Sauvignon offering generous aromas of ripe red cherry, black berries, tobacco and savory spice. These spicy, ripe red fruit flavours are replayed on the palate along with a bodacious sensation, and some pleasing suede tannins. Great value. Not a typical Cab and that's a good thing. March 11, 2018.

Novecento Riserva

Dievole Novecento Riserva Chianti Classico 2014

Tuscany D.O.C.G., Italy
2024 days ago

Nicole scored this wine: 90/100

A garnet wine with a hint of 'bricking' on the rim, the bouquet is redolent with ripe cherry, cassis, baking spice, earth, white pepper and a smokiness. This is a full-bodied wine with high acidity, good ripe fruit and complexity to match. A pretty classic good quality Chianti that would pair well with a variety of Italian dishes. Reviewed on March 11, 2018.

Michele Satta Piastraia 2013

Bolgheri, Tuscany D.O.C., Italy
2024 days ago

Nicole scored this wine: 92/100

Wow! What a wine! An elegant balance of ripe cherry, smoke, spice and acidity, this full body wine with a long finish has structure and complexity to stand up to a variety of strong cheese and rich dishes. Reviewed on March 11, 2018.


Robert Mondavi Winery Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Oakville District, California, United States
2024 days ago

Nicole scored this wine: 91/100

So rich, the nose is assailed by ripe cherries, blackberry, cigar box, stewed fruit and a suggestion of cedar and these flavours are replayed on the palate along with a full-bodied mouthfeel and moderate acidity. This Cali Cab is on the verge of opacity and would pair with a assortment of cheese or fine meat dishes. I'd love this with medium-rare bison steak. Reviewed March 11, 2018.

Nicole Lewis

Memorable Wine

1998 Veuve Cliquot


First Wine



Unusual Wine Experience

Drinking Txakoli in San Sebastian


Current Fav Wine

Foss Marai Roös





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