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Joel Baxter

Joel Baxter

Sutter Home White Zinfandel 2008

California, United States
4047 days ago

Joel scored this wine: 80/100

Sutter Home White Zinfandel is an off-dry rose wine made with the Zinfandel grape. This wine has superb aromas and flavours of strawberries and melon. The body is well balanced in that it is initially sweet, becomes a little creamy, and then finishes dry, making the wine simultaneously decadent and refreshing. Great with Hamburgers, Spicy Indian Cuisine, or Spinach/Strawberry Salad.

La Crema Pinot Noir 2009

Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, California, United States
4050 days ago

Joel scored this wine: 90/100

Not everyone appreciates a California Pinot Noir. Some find it too candied and not as elusive and teasing as an old world Pinot Noir. I absolutely love the subtly sweet strawberry, cherry and plum flavours in this light red. Perfect with Salmon, versatile enough to charm lamb, duck and chicken.

4054 days ago

Joel scored this wine: 90/100

Grove Mill Sauvignon Blanc New ZealandGrove Mill Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough New Zealand is a refreshing white wine that has all the qualities you would expect from a Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. This wine is very clean, and full of passion fruit, pineapple and citrus flavours. It’s also herbaceous, with a lovely grassy streak. This is a very food friendly wine that will go with a wide variety of foods.

4056 days ago

Joel scored this wine: 80/100

One of the first wines I ever tried, mostly due to the comedic label. This is a dry steely Sauvignon Blanc that has aromas of Cat's Pee and gooseberry. No false advertising here folks. This is quite the refreshing white wine and goes great with shellfish.

Henri Bourgeois

Les Baronnes Henri Bourgeois Sauvignon Blanc 2008

Sancerre, Loire Valley, France
4056 days ago

Joel scored this wine: 90/100

Henri Bourgeois Les Baronnes Sancerre review: Henri Bourgeois Les Baronnes Sancerre is a classy Sauvignon Blanc that is lush with green apple, gooseberry, and pear aromas. From the chalky terroir of Upper Loire, this is a stony, yet zippy mouth-watering white wine.

Joel Baxter

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Memorable Wine

A tawny port of all things - blew my mind


First Wine

Cat's Pee on a Gooseberry Bush


Unusual Wine Experience

Drinking a white Pinot Noir


Current Fav Wine

Ravenswood Zinfandel





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Best Wine Literature Book Gourmand World Cookbook Awards
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