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Colin McKone

Colin McKone Sommelier

Special Select Late Harvest

Henry of Pelham Special Select Late Harvest Vidal 2019

Ontario V.Q.A., Canada
5 hours, 19 minutes ago

Colin scored this wine: 93/100

Medium gold in colour with aromas of apricots, lychee and honey. It is elegant, sweet and well balanced with flavours of honey apples and tropical fruit. Enjoy this on its own or with a fruit cup or apple pie. Tasted on January 23, 2022.

Good Natured Merlot Gamay Noir 2020

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

Colin scored this wine: 88/100

Medium purple in colour with aromas of black cherry, plum and black pepper. It is medium bodied, has well balanced acidity & tannins with flavours of juicy cherry, plum and black pepper spice. This will be pair well with grilled red meats or with a meat lovers pizza. Tasted on January 18, 2022.

Okanagan

Good Natured Okanagan Crisp Chardonnay 2020

Naramata Bench, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, BC V.Q.A., Canada
12 days ago

Colin scored this wine: 87/100

Pale straw in colour with aromas of crisp green apple, lemon and minerality. It is medium bodied with mouth watering acidity and has flavours of lemon and tart green apples leading into a long lemon finish. This will pair well with fresh green salads, seafood and poultry. Tasted on January 11, 2022.

Sandhill Cabernet Franc 2019

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

Colin scored this wine: 89/100

Dark ruby in colour with aromas of raspberry, plum, strawberry and eucalyptus. It is full bodied with smooth tannins and well balanced acidity. On the plate there are flavours of black cherry, plum and black pepper. This will pair well with grilled red meats, a meaty pasta dish or pizza. Tasted on January 7, 2022.

Sandhill Rosé 2020

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

Colin scored this wine: 91/100

From BC's Sandhill Winery, this rose is a blend of 65% Gamay Noir and 35% Merlot. At first glance it is a bright salmon in colour with aromas of strawberries, raspberries, melon and candy sweetness. It is medium bodied with mouth watering acidity and has flavours of pink grapefruit, cranberries and a hint of saline minerality that flows into a medium pink grapefruit finish. This will pair well with seafood or salads. Tasted on January 5, 2022.

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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