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Simon Chen

Simon Chen

GSM

Road 13 Vineyards GSM 2016

Golden Mile, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia BC V.Q.A., Canada
34 days ago

Simon scored this wine: 90/100

very approachable GSM. soft, smooth, and a bit tannin on the palate.

Odyssey White Brut

Gray Monk Estate Winery Odyssey White Brut Sparkling Wine 2015

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

Simon scored this wine: 88/100

An interesting prosecco-like sparkling from BC. it's a blend of 3 grapes ( Riesling, Pinot Blanc and Chardonnay Musque) with 12g/L residual sugar. Definitely a crowd pleaser with good length of bubbliness.

Brut Sauvage

Sage Hills Vineyard Brut Sauvage Pinot Gris 2015

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

Simon scored this wine: 90/100

I love the extra dryness of the wine! Bright acidity, fine bubbles. it pairs well with all kinds of finger foods and can be served at the canape/appetizer to stimulate the appetite.

Bubble Entendre Cuvee Blanc

Dirty Laundry Vineyard Bubble Entendre Cuvee Blanc Chardonnay

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

Simon scored this wine: 92/100

what a great sparkling wine from BC Canada. It's 100% chardonnay but it's a bit sweet for a typical blanc de blanc. Brioche bread, citrus on the nose. fine bubbles, rich, and complex on the palate. Definitely a champagne quality sparkling wine from BC for $35

Reserva

Luigi Bosca Reserva Chardonnay 2017

Luján De Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina
34 days ago

Simon scored this wine: 88/100

88 pts for the wine and 95 pts for the surprise. You would not guess this is a chardonnay from Mendoza at a blind tasting. Green apple acidity and medium body that give the pleasant experience to the wine (and the price)

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Memorable Wine

Chateau St. Jean Cinq Cepase 1999

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First Wine

Stag's Leap Wine Cellar Artemis 2007

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Unusual Wine Experience

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

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Current Fav Wine

Italian (Super Tuscan, Bruenllo)

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