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Janet Holden

Janet Holden

669 days ago

Janet scored this wine: 91/100

This dry white wine has aromas of lemon, lime, gooseberry, and minerality, with tropical fruit and floral notes. On the palate, it is crisp and refreshing with green herbal notes, stone fruit, citrus, and a touch of saline. Delicious with a shrimp and asparagus risotto.

Gaspereau Valley

Benjamin Bridge Gaspereau Valley Hand Crafted Small Lot Brut 2015

Gaspereau Valley , Nova Scotia, Canada
679 days ago

Janet scored this wine: 93/100

I had the good fortune to pick this 2015 small lot sparkling wine up at the BB vineyard last November. It has intense aromas of honey, apple, citrus, almonds and toast. On the palate it is very nutty with stone minerality and notes of lemon and apple. This wine is great on its own and also pairs well with shellfish like seared scallops.

Laundry Vineyard

Tawse Laundry Vineyard Cabernet Franc 2016

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

Janet scored this wine: 92/100

This Niagara Cabernet Franc has aromas of ripe raspberries, cherries, cedar and herbs like rosemary and oregano. It is a very food friendly wine with balanced tannins. It would pair well with BBQ beef, pork, hard cheeses and wood oven pizza.

Wayne Gretzky Estates Rosé 2019

Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada
691 days ago

Janet scored this wine: 90/100

Pretty in pink! This crisp and refreshing rosé has aromas of strawberries, stone fruits, pear, apple and floral notes. It is zesty with a crisp citrus finish that pairs well with a light pasta with vongole (clam) sauce.


Wayne Gretzky Estates Okanagan Rosé 2019

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

Janet scored this wine: 90/100

Summer in a glass! This lovely pink hued wine has aromas of cherry, strawberry, and delicious apple, lime and floral. It is refreshing and crisp and a perfect compliment to fish cakes and a green salad on a warm day.

Janet Holden




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