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Colin McKone

Colin McKone Sommelier

Bubbles

Relax Bubbles

Mosel, Germany
26 days ago

Colin scored this wine: 88/100

Straw in colour with aromas of lemon, apple and pineapple. It is sparkling , light bodied with mouth watering acidity and has flavors of crisp apples and lemon/lime citrus.  This will pair well with seafood, green salads, pork or poultry and would help make a great mimosa.  Tasted on August 13, 2021.

Peller Family Vineyards Merlot 2018

Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada
63 days ago

Colin scored this wine: 87/100

Medium ruby in colour with aromas of cherry, smoke, cedar and vanilla.  It is full bodied with medium acidity and tannins and has flavours of cherry, plum and baking spice.  This will pair well with grilled red meats, including your next hamburger.  Tasted on July 14, 2021.

Family Reserve BC

Peller Estates Family Reserve BC Sauvignon Blanc 2019

British Columbia, BC V.Q.A., Canada
68 days ago

Colin scored this wine: 86/100

Pale straw in colour with aromas of lemon-lime, gooseberry and honeydew melon.  It is light bodied with mouthwatering acidity and has flavours of white grapefruit and  peach .  This will pair well with seafood, asparagus and soft white cheeses.  Tasted on July 6, 2021.

Family Reserve

Peller Estates Family Reserve Cabernet Merlot 2019

Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada
73 days ago

Colin scored this wine: 88/100

Medium purple in colour with aromas of black cherry, plum , cedar, cassis and black pepper.   It is medium bodied with soft tannins & medium acidity and has flavours of blackberry, raspberry and cassis with  black pepper spice. This will pair well with grilled red meats.  A  great value wine.  Tasted on June 20, 2021.

Gray Monk Estate Winery Monk's Blend 2019

British Columbia BC V.Q.A., Canada
78 days ago

Colin scored this wine: 87/100

Medium ruby in colour and teaming with aromas of black cherry, blackberries, vanilla and smoke. It is medium bodied with medium acidity & tannins and has flavours of tart black cherry, blackberry and black pepper.  This will pair well with hamburgers and other grilled red meats.  Tasted on July 1, 2021.

Colin McKone

Memorable Wine

Mike Weir Cabernet Merlot 2005, I enjoyed this wine so much I decided to try others which started my continuing journey with wine

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First Wine

A sparkling wine in 1984 that my Dad gave me after the Edmonton Oilers won their first Stanley Cup

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Unusual Wine Experience

Not a single experience but going back and trying wines I previously hated only to discover they were really good. I have discovered a lot of wine I love by giving them a second chance.

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Current Fav Wine

Norman Hardie Pinot Noir

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