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Monique Sosa

Monique Sosa Accredited Sommelier

Cow's Corner

Sister's Run Cow's Corner Grenache Shiraz Mataro 2017

Barossa, South Australia, Australia
29 days ago

Monique scored this wine: 89/100

Dark ripe plums, leather, mocha and dried sage goodness. Predominantly flavour-forward with low tannins and moderate acidity. Enjoy this medium+ bodied red with charcoal grills beef burgers. Tasted May 2019.

Sonoma Coast

La Crema Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2016

Sonoma Coast, California, United States
29 days ago

Monique scored this wine: 89/100

A tasty floral and tart cranberry forward uncomplicated Pinot. It’s a light bodied, easy-sipping mouthwatering entry-level California Pinot. Enjoy with smorgasbord of salumi and hard cheeses. Tasted May 2019 by @sommsosa.

Reserva

Baron De Ley Reserva Tempranillo 2014

Rioja D.O.C.A., Spain
38 days ago

Monique scored this wine: 90/100

Sumptuous stewed black plums, dark bitter chocolate and spice notes. Developing chewy tannins, balanced acidity, long lingering black fruit flavours... and the price is right! Enjoy slow smoked bbq ribs. Tasted May 2019 by @sommsosa

JCR

Rosehall Run JCR Pinot Noir 2017

Prince Edward County, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada
38 days ago

Monique scored this wine: 88/100

A pleasant Pinot loaded with can-cherry flavours. I prefer Pinots with higher acidity and found this one lacking in that area. It's quite enjoyable and pairs very well veal casseroles. Tasted May 2019 by @sommsosa

Deep Roots Winery Merlot 2016

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

Monique scored this wine: 90/100

Oh so good. Stewed black plums, faint leathery aromas and sumptuous raspberry-cassis dark chocolate flavours. Flavours are yummy and juicy with a silky smooth mouthfeel and pairs very well with fig balsamic-glazed BBQed portobello mushrooms. Tasted April 2019 by @sommsosa.

Monique Sosa

Wine Blogger

Memorable Wine

I have yet to find one. However, I can tell you what my most memorable dram was! That is the 25yr Highland Park. It is just out of this world good!

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First Wine

Hmmm. Probably something from Beringer. It was one of the few bottles that somehow made it to the hot humid shores of Belize.

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Unusual Wine Experience

The day I can truly pinpoint my passion for wine! (Before my wine geek days) I politely asked the winemaker at Gibbston Valley Winery, in Central Otago, New Zealand, if they are making their 2010 vintage rose from blending red wine with white wine..... He said no, thats not how they work.... now I know better.

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Current Fav Wine

Sparkling!

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