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Lise Charest Gagne

Lise Charest Gagne

Purple Angel

Montes Purple Angel 2014

Colchagua Valley, Chile
144 days ago

Lise scored this wine: 94/100

Wow. I saved this wine for a long time. It’s sensual, it’s deep and it’s racy! One of those things that I saved for last and so worth it! Dark, broody and juicy with a vibrant finish!! Delicious! Enjoyed in March 2021.

Vidal Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2019

Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand
173 days ago

Lise scored this wine: 91/100

Lucious, bright, zippy, creamy. Tropical fruit, limes, apple all packaged delightfully. Soft lime zest persist parallel to honeyed brackish textures. Delightful. If you like the more expensive Sancerre you might dig this, it’s more vibrant but just the right amount! Loved it straight up after a hard day! Consumed Feb 2021.

Ladybug

Malivoire Wine Company Ladybug Rosé 2019

Niagara Escarpment, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada
205 days ago

Lise scored this wine: 89/100

Malivoire never disappoints with this Rosé. Made from A blend of grapes grown specifically for this wine and it really shines through. 65% cabernet franc, 27% gamay and 8% pinot noir. One word comes to mind. Pretty! Bright shiny salmon in the glass. Aromatic with field strawberry, clementines and watermelon. Refreshing, zesty pastilles, crunchy cherry and pink watermelon! This would hold up nicely with some bbq chicken or killer with a cheese plate! Also love the fact this wine is certified sustainable. I can’t wait for next years vintage!!

Barrel Select

River's Edge Barrel Select Pinot Noir 2015

Elkton, Umpqua Valley, Oregon, United States
284 days ago

Lise scored this wine: 88/100

Aromas of spicy and sweet cherry cola and vanilla. This is a hearty Pinot Noir at 15.2% alcohol! It’s silky on the tongue with some raspberry cream and burn likely due to the high alcoholic content. Some spice and heat lingers with hints of toast and oak. Pace yourself on this one! Tasted October 2020. Pair with some giggles on a Friday night after a hard week!

Territorial Vineyards & Wine Co. Pinot Noir 2014

Willamette Valley, Oregon, United States
296 days ago

Lise scored this wine: 92/100

Aromatic check check check. This Pinot pours on the light side but the aroma and taste are NOTHING but light! Loaded with red fruit that shines bright likely due to the Oregon cool climate. Crunchy raspberries and strawberries on the nose with a sweet hint of spicy vanilla. At the core it’s round red fruits, pomegranate and raspberries with some refined barnyard. I’m thinking some vanilla spice and cedar bush. It leaves a spicy long finish. Very lovely! Can I get more please. Also send me a fungi pizza while you are at it too! Cheers Santé. Enjoyed October 2020!

Lise Charest Gagne

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