J. DANIEL CUVEE CABERNET SAUVIGNON 100 PTS

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LAIL VINEYARDS J. DANIEL CUVEE CABERNET SAUVIGNON 100 PTS . COMING SOON – “One hundred percent Cabernet Sauvignon aged 20 months in 75% new French oak, the 2016 J. Daniel Cuvée is deep garnet- purple in color and offers up exuberant notes of creme de cassis, chocolate-covered cherries, wild blueberries, violets and unsmoked cigars with […]

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“BOTH RED AND BLACK AND EVEN A TOUCH OF BLUE”

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Caparzo Brunello di Montalcino La Casa 2012 – Released This Weekend at Vintages – $79.95 – “Exclusively from the Montosoli hill on the north side of Montalcino, a historically celebrated site, made mostly from vines planted in 1986, with a small part of younger vines, 18 years old. This is refined, fine, elegant, sapid and […]

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“THE PETRUS OF THE COTES DE FRANCS”

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This excellent little property in the obscure Côtes de Francs is producing delicious wines. Owned by the president of Bordeaux negociant, Dourthe, Jean-Marie Chadronnier, Chateau Marsau has been heralded by Robert Parker as “The Petrus of the Côtes de Francs”. Lying at the top of a hill, north-east of the village of Francs, the vineyards […]

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J. DANIEL CUVEE CABERNET SAUVIGNON 100 PTS


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LAIL VINEYARDS J. DANIEL CUVEE CABERNET SAUVIGNON 100 PTS . COMING SOON – “One hundred percent Cabernet Sauvignon aged 20 months in 75% new French oak, the 2016 J. Daniel Cuvée is deep garnet- purple in color and offers up exuberant notes of creme de cassis, chocolate-covered cherries, wild blueberries, violets and unsmoked cigars with […]

November 21, 2019

“BOTH RED AND BLACK AND EVEN A TOUCH OF BLUE”


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Caparzo Brunello di Montalcino La Casa 2012 – Released This Weekend at Vintages – $79.95 – “Exclusively from the Montosoli hill on the north side of Montalcino, a historically celebrated site, made mostly from vines planted in 1986, with a small part of younger vines, 18 years old. This is refined, fine, elegant, sapid and […]

November 21, 2019

“WELL WORTH A LOOK” JOHN SZABO MS


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District 7 Cabernet Sauvignon 2016, Monterey County, Central Coast. $17 per bottle  “Rich and abundantly flavourful” “well-made with authentic character and mouth-filling generosity” “ Excellent concentration for the price” “This is a surprisingly complex and complete Cabernet from California’s Central Coast” “delivering far more than the mean at this price level from the Golden State” […]

November 9, 2019

“THE PETRUS OF THE COTES DE FRANCS”


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This excellent little property in the obscure Côtes de Francs is producing delicious wines. Owned by the president of Bordeaux negociant, Dourthe, Jean-Marie Chadronnier, Chateau Marsau has been heralded by Robert Parker as “The Petrus of the Côtes de Francs”. Lying at the top of a hill, north-east of the village of Francs, the vineyards […]

October 21, 2019

A TESTAMENT TO THE LONGEVITY OF BORDEAUX


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“One of Bordeaux’s greatest virtues is its ability to transcend time. Since its earliest days, Bordeaux’s natural inclination towards longevity coupled with crowd-pleasing volume has enabled devotees to build cellars and plunder mature vintages with almost wanton abandon.” Neil Martin Vinous Media. On a recent buying trip we came across these two stunners from Domaine de […]

September 27, 2019

“THE CHATEAU MUSAR OF ARGENTINA”


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“For readers familiar with Rioja, Bodegas Weinert is the López de Heredia of Mendoza, making wonderfully traditional wines and sticking to its principles” Tim Atkin MW Bodegas Weinert produces wonderfully savoury wines that show a combination of ripeness, Old Word flavours, savoury tones, minerality and velvety tannins. Intriguing wines that have more in common with older […]

September 27, 2019

2015 BAROLO VINTAGE – BEST SINCE 2010


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2015 Barolo Vintage – Best since the great 2010…….. 2015 Bovio Barolo Gattera (10 x 6pks available at – $69.95) 96 Points – James Suckling Very typical 2015 with purity of ripe fruit, from strawberries to cherries. Flowers, too. Full-bodied, very tight and dense with chewy tannins and a long, flavorful finish. Intense finish. Top notch. […]

September 27, 2019

DOMAINE DE CHEVALIER – LUNE D’ARGENT


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Lune d’Argent is the new project of the Bernard family, owners of the iconic Domaine de Chevalier in Pessac-Leognan. This dry white comes from an exceptional terroir located between the Châteux d’Yquem and Guiraud. These soils are not only known to produce the best Sauternes but also stunning dry white wines, a blend of 70% Semillon and […]

September 11, 2019

RASCALLION AT THE LCBO


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Anglo-South African Ross Sleet is the Managing Director and a founding partner of Rascallion Wines, a negociant based in Stellenbosch. Rascallion, which enters the Ontario market on August 31 with the release of the 2017 33 1/3 RPM*, a Chenin Blanc and Roussanne dominant white blend sourced from around The Cape, is a high concept company focused […]

August 29, 2019

OLD GUARD NAPA CABERNET VIA LUCCA, ITALY & OMAGH, IRELAND


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The story of the Ballentine and Pocai Familes winds its way from Lucca, Italy and Omagh, County Tyrone, Ireland into the beautiful Napa Valley where the family has been making wines from the same estate vineyards since 1906. The Winery harks back to a simpler, less glamourous time in the Valley, the Ballentine’s are a […]

August 23, 2019