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Julian Park

Julian Park

River Stone Estate Winery Sauvignon Blanc 2022

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

Julian scored this wine: 92/100

This is a wonderful Sauvignon Blanc, the best I have tasted so far this year! Aromas of citrus, and tropical fruits with floral jasmine notes. Flavours of lemon/lime, pineapple, honeydew melon and passionfruit with green apple on the finish. A beautifully textured mouthfeel.

620 days ago

Julian scored this wine: 91/100

14.1 % alcohol and barrel-aged. Aromas of cherries, raspberry and a hint of violets and herbs. On the palate, cherries, and cranberries with mushroom and earthy notes. A well-balanced medium-bodied wine with smooth tannins and a long finish. Paired beautifully with BBQ Salmon and “fresh from our garden” Salad.

Castoro de Oro Merlot 2017

Okanagan Valley, Canada
778 days ago

Julian scored this wine: 90/100

A big bold wine, full-bodied with a dense garnet red colour. Aromas of blueberry, black cherry and cocoa. On the palate, raisin, black fruit, stewed plum, dark chocolate and leather with a hint of nutmeg. Silky smooth tannins and a long finish. Ready to drink right now.

Heart of Gold

Castoro de Oro Heart of Gold 2017

Oliver, British Columbia Bc, Canada
778 days ago

Julian scored this wine: 89/100

This vibrant white blend takes its name from the song made famous by Canadian Rock Icon, Neil Young. The wine is a blend of Pinot Blanc, Vidal, Siegfried and Viognier. The wine starts with aromatic aromas of ripe fruit. The flavours are an explosion of fresh fruit salad including pineapple, red apple, apricot, honeydew melon and more. A smooth rich mouthfeel with a touch of bitterness on the finish to refresh the palate.

1079 days ago

Julian scored this wine: 92/100

This Chardonnay is 100% barrel fermented and aged in French oak for 11 months, with only about 20% being new oak. Intense aromas of honey, green apple, lime zest and citrus, rounded out with a light mineral note and hints of white blossoms and vanilla. On the palate, this medium-bodied wine delivers a gentle toastiness, flavours of butterscotch, Meyer lemon, cantaloupe and a soft voluptuous mouthfeel with a fresh but lingering finish.

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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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