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Sara M

Sara M WSET Advanced

2281 days ago

Sara scored this wine: 92/100

A full-bodied Amarone with a complex flavour profile that includes stewed raspberries, chocolate and leather. Strong yet supple tannins, this wine is drinking really well now but could still age another 5-7 years. An excellent pairing for beef dishes, especially steak.

1902 days ago

Sara scored this wine: 91/100

A concentrated blend of melon, grapefruit and fresh pear aromas, with hints of ripe nectarines and white apple lingering on the smooth finish. This wine is very refreshing on a hot summer day and pairs extremely well with seafood dishes, mixed greens salads and mozzarella cheese. Serve well chilled.

1796 days ago

Sara scored this wine: 90/100

Deep in colour, with notes of blackberries, tobacco and cedar on the palate. Grippy tannins and refreshing acidity make this wine ideal for pairing with roast beef and prime rib. Decant for a minimum of 2 hours before serving, or age in cellar for 5-10 years.

Vineyard Selection Block Las Terrazas, Old Pirque Vineyard Concha Y Toro

Terrunyo Vineyard Selection Block Las Terrazas, Old Pirque Vineyard Concha Y Toro Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

Pirque, Maipo Valley, Chile
1875 days ago

Sara scored this wine: 90/100

The Maipo Valley in Chile is known to show hints of menthol in their Cabernet Sauvignons, and this wine is no exception with a flavour profile of dark cherries, eucalyptus and a hint of mint mid-palate. The wine is unfiltered, but adds texture and tannins that don't overpower in the mouth. Pairs well with roast beef, steak and venison.

1831 days ago

Sara scored this wine: 90/100

Off dry and expressive, with fresh acidity and a hint of effervescence. Notes of honeysuckle, lychee, pear and apricot preclude a spicy ginger finish. It pairs well with sushi, tempura, and spiced popcorn, and is a fabulous accompaniment to turkey at holiday feasts!

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Memorable Wine

1998 Krug Clos du Mesnil

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First Wine

The first wine I really noticed was Cave Springs Riesling on a wine tour when I was 20 years old. It was the first wine I really liked and I contribute it to my appreciation of Riesling.

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Unusual Wine Experience

Pairing Slovenian Cabernet Sauvignon with Venison Roast. Fabulous, and a pairing g I doubt I'll ever be able to have again!

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Current Fav Wine

Bubbly: Champagne, Cremant, Prosecco. Reds: Bordeaux, Rioja, anything from the Okanagan! Whites: Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc.

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