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Deborah Podurgiel Certified Sommelier

Deborah Podurgiel Certified Sommelier

Robin Ridge Winery Gamay 2015

Similkameen, British Columbia BC V.Q.A., Canada
2 days ago

Deborah Podurgiel scored this wine: 91/100

Wow! This is a gorgeous, rich, bold, full-bodied Gamay with staying power! Beautifully intense and spicy on the nose, with smoky, spicy dark plum, crushed raspberry, cinnamon and pepper spice, smooth and long on the finish. The 15% abv has been tamed out of it. We poured it with BBQ ribs, but it could easily pair with grilled game sausage, roast chicken and roasted root vegetables.

7 days ago

Deborah Podurgiel scored this wine: 94/100

I want to know how they got a charbroiled ribeye steak, cooked bacon and all the spices that go on it in a bottle of wine? The aromas along on Red Gold 2017 will make you crave a grilled beef steak topped with pan-fried garlic bacon and sautéed wild mushrooms. A beautifully crafted and balanced Bordeaux-style red wine blend of 67% Merlot and 33% Cabernet Franc, savoury on the palate with liquid crushed raspberry, dark plum, smoky savoury herbs, dark spice flavours and a long smooth finish. So good now. Tasted October 2020.

Middle Bench Vineyard

Clos du Soleil Winery Middle Bench Vineyard Winemaker's Series Pinot Blanc 2019

Similkameen Valley BC V.Q.A., Canada
7 days ago

Deborah Podurgiel scored this wine: 91/100

Clos du Soleil’s Winemaker’s Series 2019 Pinot Blanc is elegant and sunny bright with orange blossom, citrusy, lemongrass aromas on the nose, dry, medium-bodied, zesty with a silky caress of liquid lemon, fresh ripe pear, white pepper spice flavours and a harmonious mouth-watering finish on the palate. Chill and enjoy on its own or pour with pan-fried walleye filets, pike or other firm, white-fleshed freshwater fish. Tasted November 2020.

Yellow Label

Wolf Blass Yellow Label Chardonnay 2018

Padthaway Adelaide Hills, Australia
7 days ago

Deborah Podurgiel scored this wine: 89/100

A classic Chardonnay from Wolf Blass from the Padthaway / Adelaide Hills wine region. Peachy with fresh melon and vanilla aromas on the nose, the Yellow Label 2018 Chardonnay is dry, medium-plus-bodied, creamy with ripe apple, peach, vanilla and well-integrated toasty oak spice flavours and food-friendly acidity. Easy to read, perfect with roast chicken and at $15, easy on the pocketbook as well. Tasted October 2020.

Eagle Bluff Estates Crooked Post

Fairview Cellars Eagle Bluff Estates Crooked Post Pinot Noir 2016

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

Deborah Podurgiel scored this wine: 91/100

The 2016 Pinot Noir is a juicy mouthful of ripe black cherry, smoky, meaty, spicy flavours and a long smooth finish. Lots of body and character on this PN from Fairview Cellars from Eagle Bluff Vineyard. Drinking beautifully now. Pair with grilled lamb chops. Tasted October 2020.

Deborah Podurgiel Certified Sommelier

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