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Colin McKone

Colin McKone Sommelier

Castoro de Oro Viognier 2018

British Columbia, Canada
9 days ago

Colin scored this wine: 90/100

Pale straw in colour with aromas of peach, pineapple and pear. It is full bodied with mouthwatering acidity and has flavours of white grapefruit, pear and honeydew. This will pair well with roasted chicken, turkey, pork chops or seafood. Tasted on September 11, 2020.

28 days ago

Colin scored this wine: 92/100

Ruby in colour with a garnet hue and aromas of black cherry, leather, plum, vanilla and black pepper. It is full bodied with mouthwatering acidity and well balanced tannins. On the palate you are rewarded with flavours of tart cherry, plum, blackberry and dark chocolate. This will pair well with your next steak or with old strong cheese. A great amarone to treat yourself with. Tasted on August 23, 2020.

29 days ago

Colin scored this wine: 91/100

Ruby in colour with aromas of cherry, plum, leather and baking spice. It is medium bodied with well balanced acidity, tannin and alcohol. On the palate you get favours of cherry, plum, black fruit with a hint of spice that leads into a nice long finish. This will pair well with grilled meats, strong cheeses or a meat lovers pizza. Tasted on August 22, 2020.

29 days ago

Colin scored this wine: 90/100

Ruby in colour with aromas of black cherry, plum, cedar and a hint of black pepper. It is full bodied with well balanced tannins and acidity & has flavours of tart cherry, blackberry and some black pepper spice leading into a nice long finish. This will pair naturally well with most Italian dishes such as tomato based pasta or pizza. An excellent value for the price and quality. Tasted on August 22, 2020.

Réserve Valréas

Domaine la Décelle Réserve Valréas 2017

Valréas, Côtes Du Rhône, Rhône A.C., France
65 days ago

Colin scored this wine: 90/100

Dark ruby in colour with aromas of blackberry, plum, black pepper and a hint of vanilla. It is full bodied with well balanced acidity and tannins with flavours of raspberry, plum and spice. This will pair well with red meats, lamb and pork chops. A great deal for the price, get it while you can. Tasted on July 17, 2020.

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
WFour-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