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Craig Kuziemsky

Craig Kuziemsky

Les Venerables Vielles Vignes

Les Chablisienne Les Venerables Vielles Vignes Chardonnay 2015

Chablis, Burgundy, France
57 days ago

Craig scored this wine: 88/100

Floral and pear aromas with pear, apple, mineral and lemon rind on the palate. Decent acidity and a crisp finish. Pair well with grilled whitefish. Tasted April 2019.

Decoy Merlot 2017

Sonoma County, California, United States
57 days ago

Craig scored this wine: 90/100

Cherry and strawberry notes dominate the nose and palate. Some vanilla on the palate blends in nicely before a finish with soft tannins. Would pair well with grilled pork or chicken tacos. Tasted April 2019 at the California Wine Fair Ottawa tasting.

Russian River Valley

Paul Hobbs Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2016

Russian River Valley, California, United States
57 days ago

Craig scored this wine: 91/100

Aromas of blueberry and some floral notes, the palate offers flavors of blueberry, cherry, baking spice, cola and subtle earth notes. Finishes with soft tannins. Pair with duck pancakes. Tasted April 2019 at the California Wine Fair Ottawa tasting.

Las Alturas Vineyard

Belle Glos Las Alturas Vineyard Pinot Noir 2017

Santa Lucia Highlands, Monterey County, California, United States
58 days ago

Craig scored this wine: 92/100

Notes of black currant, cherries and vanilla bound within a forest floor flavor. Finished with a touch of herbs and some baking spice. Highly recommended. Tasted April 2019 at the California Wine in Ottawa.

Elk Cove Pinot Gris 2017

Willamette Valley, Oregon, United States
60 days ago

Craig scored this wine: 91/100

Floral and peach aromas with peach, honeydew, citrus and a touch of honey on the palate. Nice minerality and acidity throughout leading to a crisp flavorful finish. Tasted April 2019.

Craig Kuziemsky

Memorable Wine

Concha Y Toro 2001 Don Melchor Cabernet Sauvignon

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Unusual Wine Experience

Getting a bear hug and being lifted off the ground by Charles Smith at a Wine Spectator Grand Tour event

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Current Fav Wine

Pinot Noir has been my favorite for a while, especially new world ones.

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