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Jon Steeves

Jon Steeves Sommelier

St. Davids Bench

Château des Charmes St. Davids Bench Aligote 2017

Niagara-On-The-Lake, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada
66 days ago

Jon scored this wine: 88/100

Fresh, citrus zest, stone fruit, light bodied, medium acidity. Pairs well with roast poultry. Tasted 2017 vintage in June 2019. 88 points

Malivoire Wine Company Chardonnay 2017

Niagara Escarpment, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada
66 days ago

Jon scored this wine: 89/100

A gorgeous pale straw cool climate Niagara Chardonnay with ripe stone fruit, and wet stone minerality. Pairs well with roasted chicken dinner or dry rubbed deep fried chicken wings. Tasted 2017 vintage in June 2019. 89 points. Great value.

Old Vines Red

Lua Cheia Old Vines Red 2017

Douro D.O.C., Portugal
68 days ago

Jon scored this wine: 89/100

Great value on this old vines red from Douro, Portugal. Prominent black licorice notes over a base of plum, blackberry and savoury. Interesting and unique. Balanced, medium acidity, medium tannins, 13.5% ABV, medium alcohol. Great structure for many pairings. Great with hard cheeses, or blue cheese topped gourmet burgers. Tasted 2017 vintage in June 2019 decanted. 89 points

Sedàra

Donnafugata Sedàra 2016

Sicily D.O.C., Italy
68 days ago

Jon scored this wine: 89/100

This is a great accessibly priced Italian red with great balanced and approachability. Pairs with burgers, bbq chicken, spaghetti bolognese, or with grilled haloumi. Tasted 2016 vintage decanted in June 2019. Reliable and value at a great price point. 89 points

El Secano Vineyard Gran Reserva

Carmen El Secano Vineyard Gran Reserva Carignan 2016

Maule Valley, Chile
68 days ago

Jon scored this wine: 89/100

Great value for lovers of medium bodied red with medium tannins. Good pairing with bbq fare, or roasted red meats. Tasted 2016 vintage in June 2019 decanted. 89 points

Jon Steeves

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Memorable Wine

Bubbles, Sabring a Lanson Champagne after finishing my sommelier designation

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First Wine

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

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Unusual Wine Experience

Sharing a 5 litre bottle with friends and family

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Current Fav Wine

Barolo, fine French bubbles and Giusti Amarone

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