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Jon Steeves

Jon Steeves Sommelier

Falls Vineyard

2027 Cellars Falls Vineyard Riesling 2016

V.Q.A., Vinemount Ridge, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario, Canada
4 days ago

Jon scored this wine: 89/100

Refreshing vibrant acidity, medium body. Medium dry. Prominent stone fruit and green apple. Pairs well with tuna sashimi, pork chops topped with applesauce, or eggplant green Thai coconut mild curry. Tasted 2016 vintage in October 2018. 89 points

Falls Vineyard

2027 Falls Vineyard Riesling 2016

Vinemount Ridge, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada
5 days ago

Jon scored this wine: 91/100

Big tart and tangy lemon drop, lime zest. Medium bodied, balanced, dry. Mouthwatering acidity. Pairs well with fried calamari, fish and chips, Thai basil beef stir fry. Tasted 2016 vintage in October 2018. 91 points

Hochgewächs 1636

Dr. Zenzen Hochgewächs 1636 Riesling 2016

Mosel Qualitätswein, Germany
5 days ago

Jon scored this wine: 91/100

Gorgeous Mosel Riesling. Off dry, ripe pear, peach, and a hint of ripe green apple. Well balanced. Uber mouthwatering with fantastic acidity. Pairs well with lemongrass baked white fish, with authentic chicken schnitzel, or Asian fusion dishes. Great value. Tasted 2016 vintage in October 2018. 91 points

Chateau Ste. Michelle Riesling 2016

Columbia Valley, Washington, United States
5 days ago

Jon scored this wine: 90/100

Beautiful fresh off-dry Riesling from the Columbia Valley. Lime zest, peach, with mouthwatering acidity. Great balance. Medium alcohol. Pairs well with curry or fried appetizers. Tasted 2016 vintage in October 2018. Good value. 90 points


Perrin & Fils Reserve 2016

Cotes Du Rhône, France
19 days ago

Jon scored this wine: 89/100

Ruby red and lush with aromatics of red fruit, baking spice, and anise. Medium plus bodied, medium plus tannins, with ripe red fruit, anise and a hint of cinnamon on the palate. Paired well with bbq lamb sausages. Tasted 2016 vintage in Oct 2018 after 1h decant. 89 points

Jon Steeves

Wine Blogger

Memorable Wine

Bubbles, Sabring a Lanson Champagne after finishing my sommelier designation


First Wine

A French Bordeaux red, after landing in Paris on my first trip to France


Unusual Wine Experience

Sharing a 5 litre bottle with friends and family


Current Fav Wine

Barolo, fine French bubbles and Giusti Amarone

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