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L.J. Palmer

L.J. Palmer

Nova 7

Benjamin Bridge Nova 7 Sparkling 2018

Nova Scotia, Canada
3 days ago

L.J. scored this wine: 93/100

Nova Scotia sparkler with a beautiful coppery pink hue. It is light, fruity and sweet, with fine sparkling bubbles. The aroma is juicy and fruity; peach, strawberry, and mandarin orange. These flavours are all present in the taste, set off by the nicely effervescent fine bubbles and refreshing acidity. This wine is a true celebration in a glass! And it has the added bonus of being light; 6.5% alcohol. My pairing of choice is fresh strawberries and cream or ricotta.


Reif Estate Winery Reserve Gew├╝rztraminer 2017

Niagara River, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada
3 days ago

L.J. scored this wine: 91/100

Deep lemon, dry, full bodied and very flavourful. Pronounced aroma of spice (predominantly ginger), lemon, lime, ripe Asian pear (a bit funky) and earthy. Taste continues with spice (ginger),Asian pear and citrus. Try with curries

Distinctive Small Lot Divergent

Strewn Winery Distinctive Small Lot Divergent Gewurztraminer 2018

Niagara, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada
3 days ago

L.J. scored this wine: 89/100

Deep lemon, dry, full bodied wine. Pronounced aroma of spice, rose, lemon, lime and peach. The wine is very warming in the mouth; spice is the predominant taste along with saline and a hint of rose. This wine would be best with food; perhaps a rich spiced dish to complement the flavours of the wine.

3 days ago

L.J. scored this wine: 89/100

Very pale light bodied dry wine. The wine has a pronounced gooseberry aroma with a hint of lemon peeking out from under the gooseberry layer. Gooseberry and lemon are the main tastes. This will be very refreshing in summer!

Benziger Family Winery Sauvignon Blanc 2018

North Coast, California, United States
3 days ago

L.J. scored this wine: 90/100

Very pale coloured, dry and light bodied. Opened with a strong vegetal aroma which blew off quickly, settling down to sweet lemon curd and white grapefruit. Fresh and spritzy tart lemon and grapefruit in the mouth. A wonderful choice for summer sipping! This would also pair well with simply grilled white fish or chicken.

L.J. Palmer

Current Fav Wine

Cool climate Burgundian chardonnay

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