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Colin McKone

Colin McKone Sommelier

Organized Crime Chardonnay 2016

Beamsville Bench, Niagara Escarpment, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada
69 days ago

Colin scored this wine: 88/100

Very pale straw in colour with aromas of green apple, lime, pear with a hint of vanilla. It is full bodied with biting acidity and flavours of lemon, tart green apple and butter. It will pair well with seafood or roasted chicken. Tasted on September 30, 2018.

Zisola

Mazzei Zisola 2015

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

Colin scored this wine: 90/100

Ruby in colour with aromas of black cherry, plum, anise and black pepper. It is medium bodied with well balanced acidity and tannins. It has flavours of ripe dark fruit and black pepper. This will pair well with roasted red meats or chicken. Tasted on September 16, 2018.

Grizzli Winery Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia V.Q.A., Canada
84 days ago

Colin scored this wine: 90/100

Purple in colour and it is teaming with aromas of blackberry, plum, ink, cooked raspberry, cassis and vanilla. It is full bodied with medium acidity and tannins. On the palate you get flavours of cooked dark fruit and spice. This will go great at your next BBQ. Tasted on September 16, 2018.

Crianza

Alejandro Pesquera Crianza 2014

Ribera Del Duero D.O., Spain
84 days ago

Colin scored this wine: 91/100

Dark ruby in colour with aromas of plum, leather, ink, black cherry and blackberry. It is fulled bodied with well balanced acidity and tannins. On the palate you get flavours of ripe black fruit and black pepper. This will pair well with grilled red meats. Tasted on September 16, 2018.

Schild Estate Shiraz 2015

Barossa Valley, South Australia, Australia
84 days ago

Colin scored this wine: 92/100

Very dark ruby in colour with aromas of plum, blackberry, raspberry, dark chocolate, leather and black pepper. It is full bodied with well balanced acidity and tannins. It has flavours of blackberry, plum, black pepper, raspberry, and dark chocolate. This will pair well BBQ’d ribs. This Shiraz is amazing value for price and quaility. Tasted on September 16, 2018.

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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Winner World's Best Drink Writer
Four-Time Winner James Beard Foundation
Five-Time Winner Association of Food Journalists
Six-Time Winner Bert Greene Award
Best Wine Literature Book Gourmand World Cookbook Awards
Online Writer of the Year Louis Roederer International Wine Writing Award