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Lise Charest Gagne

Lise Charest Gagne

113 days ago

Lise scored this wine: 89/100

Great value cab from an excellent region (colchagua). I'm learning that Chilean wine is a fraction of the cost of any Cali cab especially if you know the great regions and this is a perfect example! Notes of floral dark plums. It's savoury with balanced acidity and plums without being jammy minus herbs. Great gang wine with some good steak! Highly recommend for the wing it dinner parties! Stock up!

120 days ago

Lise scored this wine: 93/100

Wow!! Riesling is a staple in my house and I've been drinking it for a long time. This one changed the game! It's concentrated goodness in the glass! It's so decadent at 7.5% alcohol too. Enticing satin aromas of ripe peach, apricot jelly and petrol. Tempered acidity holds candied lemon zest, juicy peach and the finish is fresh and ripe! So balanced on the ying and yang (sweet and tang)!!! This Riesling is a spatlese (the second hierarchy of six on the sugar level in grapes). I would imagine this would be killer with some hot chicken wings!

122 days ago

Lise scored this wine: 90/100

Great value at this price point! Love the Mendoza cabs and this is a great example. Sick of uber bold grippy cab? You might like this one it's got some juicy notes without being jammy. Smooth plums, vanilla on the nose. Its concentrated and full body but smooth too. Black fruit, smoke and and medium finish! Enjoyed it on a weeknight with some chips.

Three Of Hearts

Henry of Pelham Winery Three Of Hearts 2017

Niagara-On-The-Lake, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada
162 days ago

Lise scored this wine: 91/100

Pretty awesome rose! Its dancing yay rose in my mouth! Lovely tart sweet tarts on the nose and zippy field strawberries on the tongue! Balanced acidity and great for sipping, salads or shellfish! Tasted May 2018.

Eugen Altschuh Pinot Noir 2015

Pfalz Qualitätswein, Germany
164 days ago

Lise scored this wine: 90/100

Such great value at this price point! Red berries, slight vanilla cola and faint barnyard on the nose. Refreshing medium body ripe cranberries and underripe strawberries with mellow spice. It holds it own on a nice summer day served at 15 degrees. I really enjoyed it on a weeknight with a Dutch grilled cheese! It's good Pinot in the simplest form. Great to have more on hand for those hard days!

Lise Charest Gagne

Winner World's Best Drink Writer
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Best Wine Literature Book Gourmand World Cookbook Awards
Online Writer of the Year Louis Roederer International Wine Writing Award