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Paula Bernardino

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Picone Vineyard

Fogolar Picone Vineyard Cabernet Franc 2018

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

Paula scored this wine: 89/100

This was my weekend wine pick: a great Cabernet Franc from Niagara. Burgundy colour in the glass. Aromas and flavours of raspberries. Paired well with tuna tartare. Classy label. 12.7% alcohol. Available for purchase on the website at $19.95: https://drinkcollab.ca/products/fogolar-wines-2018-cabernet-franc

Kozlovic Teran 2018

Istria, Croatia
9 days ago

Paula scored this wine: 87/100

This was my weekend wine pick: a great full bodied red from Croatia. Deep violet colour in the glass. Aromas and flavours of dark cherries with a hint of dark chocolate. Paired well with steak and fries. Classy label. 13% alcohol. Available at the LCBO (LCBO code: 185156) at $29.75

Mini

EastDell Mini Pinot Grigio 2019

Niagara, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada
16 days ago

Paula scored this wine: 85/100

This was my weekend wine pick: the fun Pinot Grigio from Eastdell Estates in Niagara-on-the-Lake. Discovered the 200 ml format on a VIA Rail train and bought a couple for home. Pale straw yellow colour in the glass. Aromas and flavours of melon. Paired well with a spicy chicken burger and Cajun fries. Classy label. 12.5% alcohol. Full sized 750ml botle available at the LCBO (LCBO code: 65367) at $13.95

Patio Reserve Rosé

Karlo Estates Patio Reserve Rosé 2019

Ontario V.Q.A., Canada
23 days ago

Paula scored this wine: 87/100

This was my weekend wine pick: the lovely rosé from Karlo Estates. And yes! Rosé is not only for the summer time! A blend of Sémillon, dry Gewurztraminer and their own estate-grown Malbec, the only Malbec in Prince Edward County. Aromas and flavours of strawberry and cherries. Paired well with Indian food such as beef and vegetables samosas and butter chicken. 12.5% alcohol. Nice fun label and bottle. Available for purchase for $20 on the winery’s website: https://www.karloestates.com/bottle-shop/p/2020-patio-reserve-ros

Erath Pinot Noir 2019

Dundee, Oregon, United States
29 days ago

Paula scored this wine: 95/100

This was my weekend wine pick: a fantastic Pinot Noir from Oregon. Aromas and flavours of cherry jam and a hint of maple. Paired well with a Deluxe pizza. 13.5% alcohol. Available at the SAQ (SAQ code: 13136249) at $24.25

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