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Julian Park

Julian Park

The Pull

Nagging Doubt The Pull Cabernet / Merlot 2015

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

Julian scored this wine: 93/100

2015 was the hottest summer in the Okanagan in a decade so this full-bodied Bordeaux blend is just hitting it's stride. Beautiful nose of black cherry, blueberry and red fruit. Flavours of black cherry, blackberries and dark chocolate. The ripe tannins give the wine extreme depth. Smooth but big and bold with perfectly balanced acidity and a finish that goes on forever. Wish I had another case!

15 days ago

Julian scored this wine: 91/100

90% Cabernet Sauvignon from the Similkameen and Okanagan Valley, 10% Merlot from the South Okanagan. Grapes are picked at optimum ripeness levels & fermented separately to feature the unique attributes of each grape. The wine was aged 18 months in French oak. A beautiful deep ruby red colour. Aromas of raspberry, blueberry and chocolate. On the palate black plum, blackberries, cherries and leather and a whiff of dark chocolate with smooth tannins giving way to a luscious finish.

Intrigue Wines Chardonnay 2018

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

Julian scored this wine: 90/100

12% of the wine was fermented in new French oak barrels. This is lightly oaked chard. Aromas of green apple, tropical fruit with a hint of caramel. On the palate, ripe apple, Anjo pear, pineapple, honeydew melon, kiwi and toffee with crisp well-balanced acid. A great white for a hot summer day.

Winemaker's Cut Syrah 2018

Okanagan Valley, Canada
36 days ago

Julian scored this wine: 92/100

A juicy, luscious, full-bodied BC Syrah that is deep garnet in colour. Decanting is strongly recommended as it will open to beautiful aromas full of black fruit, black liquorice, cured meat, and black pepper. On the palate, the vibrant wine features ripe plum and blackberries, spice, and roasted beets. Medium-full bodied and silky smooth with fine-grained tannins and spicy black fruit persisting on the refreshing finish.

43 days ago

Julian scored this wine: 90/100

The 2018 Cliffhanger Red is a Merlot dominant wine, with a smattering of Malbec, from the Anastasia vineyard. Bottled after a 3-month bath in French oak. This creates a mouthwatering aroma of raspberries, blackberries, and smokey oak. Flavours of black fruit, dark chocolate and a hint of mint and white pepper. For a young wine, the tannins are soft and easy to approach. This easy-drinking red is best paired with Summer BBQ fare and friends.

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