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Julian Park

Julian Park

Sperling Vineyards Pinot Noir 2018

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

Julian scored this wine: 92/100

Light red garnet colour. The aroma of violets, strawberries and cherries. Flavours of red cherries, raspberries, forest floor, spice and wood with pepper notes on the long finish. The pinot has excellent acidity and grippy tannins for ageing.

Unsworth Vineyards Rosé 2019

Mill Bay, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada
33 days ago

Julian scored this wine: 92/100

100% Pinot Noir. 6-12 hours of skin contact. Stainless steel tank fermented, extended lees contact and full malolactic conversion. Alcohol 12.3% | pH 3.32 |TA 6.8 gm/L|RS 3.3 gm/L Like a walk in a spring meadow. Copper hue and medium body. Floral Aromas with wild strawberry and honeysuckle. Flavours of strawberry, melon and cranberry with a mineral backbone and crisp acidity.

Church and State Wines Marsanne 2017

Okanagan Valley BC V.Q.A., Canada
67 days ago

Julian scored this wine: 90/100

This golden wine opens with aromas of fresh apricot, peach, and honeycomb, finishing with subtle oak and floral notes. The palate is rich and buttery with yellow fruit flavours and an enchanting marzipan and vanilla finish.

Church and State Wines Sauvignon Blanc 2018

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

Julian scored this wine: 91/100

2018 was a difficult year in the Okanagan Valley. Spring floods, dense smoke from summer wildfires and September rains brought many challenges. Stainless steel fermentation, aged 12% In French Oak for 6 months and 83% in Stainless Steel. Bright yellow appearance with hints of green. Initial aromas of lime and grapefruit that open into white peach and tropical fruit. A medium body wine finishing with strong fruit character.

Church and State Wines Viognier 2017

Okanagan Valley BC V.Q.A., Canada
67 days ago

Julian scored this wine: 91/100

A beautiful golden straw coloured wine from the Coyote Bowl and Bella vineyards. The Viognier burst forth with aromas of yellow fruit and honey. Bold flavours of ripe peach, apricot, nectarine and honeycomb with a dusting of ginger and white pepper. A rich and full palate. My favourite of the three white Rhône Valley tasted.

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Memorable Wine

2004 Bass Phillip Reserve Pinot Noir enjoyed with my school friend Phil Jones at his winery in Leongatha, Australia.

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First Wine

Probably Mateus. I was really young at the time!

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Winner World's Best Drink Writer
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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