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David Skinner

David Skinner

Okanagan

Wayne Gretzky Estates Okanagan The Great Red 2019

Okanagan Valley BC V.Q.A., Canada
65 days ago

David scored this wine: 89/100

Dark ruby with a purple rim. Plum, Black Cherry and currant with spice and hints of leather. Solid acidity and medium tannins that are balanced to allow the dark fruit to fully express themselves on the palate. A medium finish revealing more fruit character. For a change of pace I paired this with some exquisite chocolates from Perth Chocolate.

Good Natured Merlot Gamay Noir 2020

Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada
65 days ago

David scored this wine: 88/100

Dark Ruby colour and a purple rim. Plenty of black fruit on the nose with dark cherry, blackberry and some cassis notes. Balanced light tannin and medium acidity. The palate reveals more dark fruit. Juicy and ripe cherries and plums. A medium fruit-driven finish. I served this with Portobello mushrooms stuffed with sundried tomato pesto and pecorino.

Crisp

Good Natured Crisp Chardonnay 2020

Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada
65 days ago

David scored this wine: 88/100

Light lemon yellow and clean. The nose offers tropical fruit and some citrus notes. Medium acidity with mango, lemon zest, pineapple and spice on the palate. A medium finish. This would go nicely with pizza Bianco.

Family Series

Peller Estates Family Series Riesling 2019

Ontario V.Q.A., Canada
72 days ago

David scored this wine: 88/100

Pale yellow with a slight green accent. Aromas of apple, lime and a hint of varietal character petrol. Mouth watering acidity and flavours of apple and citrus. An abbreviated finish but fully reminiscent of what the palate revealed. This is very food friendly and I pushed the bounds a bit by serving it with Roti and chicken curry. The citrus and acidity paired very well with the strength of the curry. It would also be nice with grilled veggies and roasted chicken with Chimichurri.

Family Reserve

Peller Estates Family Reserve Rosé 2020

Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada
74 days ago

David scored this wine: 88/100

Rusty pink colour. Red apples and strawberry on the nose. Medium acidity with field berries and citrus on the palate. A medium finish. This would be a lovely accompaniment to a spatchcocked chicken on the BBQ.

David Skinner

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