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Donna Hargrove

Donna Hargrove

Inniskillin Niagara Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2012

Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada
3120 days ago

Donna scored this wine: 94/100

This Niagara Cab-Merlot blend is very smooth in all aspects - nose, taste and finish. With floral aromas and deep red fruit on the tongue, this wine would pair nicely with 'smelly' cheeses and lamb or game meats.

Black Label

Wolf Blass Black Label 2010

South Australia, Australia
3009 days ago

Donna scored this wine: 94/100

The price point on this Cabernet/Shiraz blend is indicative of the experience that went into the formula behind this delicious wine. The winemakers at Wolf Blass are to be commended! Bold yet smooth, hints of blackberry and vanilla, absolutely nothing about this wine is overpowering. All flavours blend perfectly for a long smooth finish. This is a very special wine that would be perfect for a special celebration! Tasted March 3, 2015

Southern Clay’s Single Vineyard

Villa Maria Estate Southern Clay’s Single Vineyard Pinot Noir 2012

Marlborough, New Zealand
2800 days ago

Donna scored this wine: 94/100

From one of the last vineyards Villa Maria picks, the Rutherford Vineyard's climate is ideal for producing fruit with a concentrated flavour. And the proof is in the bottle! Dark cherry aromas and flavours, this wine is velvety on the tongue with a smooth long finish. This is one of the best Pinot Noirs I've tasted.

Tom Gore Vineyards Chardonnay 2014

Sonoma County, California, United States
2504 days ago

Donna scored this wine: 94/100

An enticing aroma beckons with smooth flavours of pear and apple. Delicious and buttery on the tongue, this Chardonnay finishes with a medium acidity. This would be lovely with roast pork and apples. Tasted July 24, 2016

2602 days ago

Donna scored this wine: 93/100

Full bodied red, ripe berries on the nose, which follows through on the tongue accompanied by a slight caramel and vanilla. Smooth finish with light tannins. Tasted April16, 2016

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