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Simon Chen

Simon Chen

151 days ago

Simon scored this wine: 90/100

tasted side by side with the Montes Outer Limits Wild Slopes Pinor Noir 2016 from chile. Surprisingly, this sonoma pinot noir offers same fresh red fruits but with much longer acidity and soft tannin on the palate. Also, at LCBO, it's $3 cheaper!!

Outer Limits Wild Slopes

Montes Outer Limits Wild Slopes 2016

Colchagua Valley, Chile
151 days ago

Simon scored this wine: 88/100

a very pleasant new world pinot. Not over the top with sweetness. Good red fruits and acidity. For $27, not so good QPR

Wertsch Vineyard

Trail Estate Winery Wertsch Vineyard Gewurztraminer 2016

Lincoln Lakeshore, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada
151 days ago

Simon scored this wine: 92/100

a beautiful gewurz that is bone dry. If you like lychee, floral aromas and still craving for acidity and dryness, this is the gewurz to go for!. Almost same quality as what you can find for Alsace or germany dry gewruz!!


Lenz Moser Prestige Grüner Veltliner 2016

Niederösterreich, Austria
151 days ago

Simon scored this wine: 90/100

green apple, fresh, a bit grassy. Very clean on the palate with gentle acidity. A refreshing wine that will go nicely with salad dishes.

Andis Zinfandel 2014

Amador County, California, United States
151 days ago

Simon scored this wine: 89/100

A good zin from califronia that is not super riped. However, it still has a bit of liquorice, candy flavors on the initial plate; however, the mid-palate is tight with smooth acid and tannin. If you can get past that initial sweetness then this is a really good zin to try!

Simon Chen

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Memorable Wine

Chateau St. Jean Cinq Cepase 1999


First Wine

Stag's Leap Wine Cellar Artemis 2007


Unusual Wine Experience

a vertical of Inglenook Rubican, spanning from the 87 to the 2012 vintages


Current Fav Wine

Italian (Super Tuscan, Bruenllo)

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