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Tania Thomas

Tania Thomas CSW, WSET ADV

Kew Vineyards Pinot Noir 2013

Estate Vineyard, Beamsville Bench, Niagara Escarpment, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada
399 days ago

Tania scored this wine: 90/100

Elegant and complex, fruit-forward Pinot Noir from Niagara’s Beamsville Bench. Bursting with aromas and flavours of ripe black cherries, raspberries and plums with subtle herbal notes. Silky, smooth, well integrated tannins. Plush and velvety mouthfeel. Long, earth-tinged finish. Enjoy with grilled salmon, roasted chicken or pungent ripe Brie. Tasted November 2017. Tania Thomas – www.runawaygrape.com

Speck Family Reserve

Henry of Pelham Winery Speck Family Reserve Baco Noir 2015

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

Tania scored this wine: 92/100

Wow, this is a truly remarkable Ontario red. The fruit for this full-bodied, concentrated wine was sources from over 30 years old vines in the Short Hill Bench of Niagara peninsula. Impressive intensity of colour and flavour. Abundant aromas and flavours of ripe blackberries, jammy ripe plums and a whiff of tobacco. Great, long, lingering smoky finish. Fantastic paired with juicy lamb roast, grilled steak or mushroom ragout. Drink now or lay down for up to five years. Tasted November 2017. Tania Thomas – www.runawaygrape.com

Jermann Pinot Grigio 2016

Venezia Giulia, Friuli, I.G.T., Italy
400 days ago

Tania scored this wine: 92/100

This intense fruity white is a true crowd-pleaser. Vinified with 100% Pinot Grigio grapes sources from the high altitude vineyards in Friuli region of northern Italy. Light, crisp and fresh with pronounced aromas and flavours of ripe white peaches, orchard fruits and zesty citrus. Complex with luxurious mouthfeel and excellent acidity. Extremely food versatile, this is a perfect pairing with sautéed calamari and seafood based pasta dishes. Score: 92/100. Tasted November 2017. Tania Thomas – www.runawaygrape.com

Artesa Tempranillo 2015

Rioja D.O.C.A., Spain
400 days ago

Tania scored this wine: 91/100

Organically grown fruit for this amazing value classic Rioja comes from the high altitude estate vineyards near Alfaro in the southern part of the province. Fresh and fruit-forward with abundant aromas and flavours of ripe black cherries, blackberries and plums. Superfine, silky tannins. Beautifully balanced, smooth and supple. Closes in a seductive, lingering smoke-hued finish. Perfect companion to mature cheeses and Spanish style tapas. Tasted November 2017. Tania Thomas – www.runawaygrape.com

Château Des Bardes 2014

Saint-Émilion, Bordeaux A.C., France
408 days ago

Tania scored this wine: 91/100

From the chalky terroir of Saint Christoph des Bardes comes this intense merlot-dominated Saint-Émilion blend. Pronounced aromas and flavours of ripe black fruit and juicy plums. Strong backbone of firm tannins, starting to mellow. Plush, smooth and concentrated. Closes in a lingering dark chocolate-tinged finish. A given as a pairing with grilled lamb chops. Drink now or lay down for another 3-5 years. Tasted October 2017. Tania Thomas – www.runawaygrape.com

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First Wine

Fruity Zin's grown and vinified by my grandfather

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Unusual Wine Experience

At the age of 7, falling into the 500 litter oak barrel of fermenting grapes and sporting a lovely "pink" glow for a few days. That was when she first “fell” in love with wine :)

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Current Fav Wine

Saint-Saturnin Le Clocher from sunny Languedoc

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