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Karen Mitchell

Karen Mitchell

Niagara Estate Late Autumn

Inniskillin Niagara Estate Late Autumn Riesling 2020

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

Karen scored this wine: 90/100

Pale straw colour. Aromas apple, wet stone, pear, citrus. Flavours of lemon, peach, hint of pineapple. Medium body, mouth watering acidity, balanced with a pleasant touch of sweetness which by no means is over cloying. I don't often buy the same wine twice, but I'll make an exception for this one. Beyond exceptional QPR. Paired nicely with maple Dijon roasted chicken thighs, butternut squash and brussels sprouts.

Private Reserve

Peller Estates Private Reserve Pinot Gris 2020

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

Karen scored this wine: 64/100

Light straw yellow in colour. Aromas of apple, pear, pineapple, honeydew melon, peach. Creamy mouthfeel, medium to full bodied. Wonderful flavours of pineapple, grilled lemon, apple & pear.. Maybe a hint of mango even. Quite enjoyed! Paired very well with a pumpkin curry. Will definitely repurchase!

68 days ago

Karen scored this wine: 15/100

This wine was definitely not for me, and potentially might have had VA? It was a very dark purple, and smelled strong like whiskey with potentially a hint of nail polish remover. I ended up dumping it. Would be curious to know if it was a fault in just this particular bottle or if others had the same experience

Trius Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

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

Karen scored this wine: 89/100

Deep ruby colour, fruit forward, medium plus body, medium plus tannins, refreshingly acidic. Flavours of dark cherries, blackberries and vanilla. Excellent QPR. Paired very well with grilled Portobello mushroom steaks sided with grilled zucchini, eggplant and peppers tossed in balsamic vinegar. A favourite of mine.

Trius Merlot 2019

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

Karen scored this wine: 89/100

Fruit forward, aromas of red berries, cherry, plum, toasted oak and a hint of black pepper. medium body, medium tannins, very well balanced, a lovely hint of dark chocolate on an acceptable finish

Karen Mitchell




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