San Marzano Talò 2016 Primitivo Di Manduria, Italy

Alc./Vol.: 14% REVIEW: On the nose, there’s black cherry and plum aromas with potpourri, the sweet aroma of decomposing autumn leaves, cinnamon and smoke. On the palate, it is wonderfully tart with structured tannins and flavours of plum and ripe blackberry. There isn’t by any means any sweetness but there is honey notes and the… Read More San Marzano Talò 2016 Primitivo Di Manduria, Italy

Hidden Bench Unfiltered Pinot Noir 2017, Beamsville Bench Ontario

Alc./Vol.: 13% REVIEW: An organic wine that is fruit forward on the nose and juicy with aromas of Montmorency cherry, ripe field strawberry, raspberry, Jolly Rancher candy, plus truffle and hints of rubber band. On the palate, it is medium bodied with silky tannins and sour cherry flavours, cranberry, as well a ripe strawberry with… Read More Hidden Bench Unfiltered Pinot Noir 2017, Beamsville Bench Ontario

Taylor Fladgate 20 Year Old Tawny Port, Douro Valley, Portugal

Alcohol/Volume: 20% Review: An opulent and smooth Tawny Port made by one of the oldest Port houses. Visually, it has hues of amber with bright cherry reflections. On the nose, there are rich aromas of buttery caramel, dates, fruitcake, and sweet decomposing autumn leaves with wood notes and hazelnut. On the palate, there’s a pleasant… Read More Taylor Fladgate 20 Year Old Tawny Port, Douro Valley, Portugal

Lungarotti Rubesco Sangiovese Colorino 2015 Rosso di Torgiano, Umbria Italy

Alcohol/Volume: 14.5% REVIEW: This Italian Red made from Sangiovese and Colorino is complex on the nose with aromas of strawberry jam, smoke, cedar, sweet spice, autumn leaves, chocolate, leather, and black pepper. This is a food friendly wine with moderate but well integrated tannins. It is full bodied with strawberry and plum flavours, as well… Read More Lungarotti Rubesco Sangiovese Colorino 2015 Rosso di Torgiano, Umbria Italy

Tapiz Torrontés, Sparkling Wine, Extra Brut, Mendoza Argentina

Alcohol/Volume 13% REVIEW: It’s a rare treat for me to sample Torrontés in a sparkling form. This dry sparkling wine is fragrant on the nose with aromas of rose, cantaloupe, lychee, clementine, and sweet lemon. On the palate it has citrus flavours, a mix of clementine and lemon, or more accurately pomelo with floral and… Read More Tapiz Torrontés, Sparkling Wine, Extra Brut, Mendoza Argentina

Jean Geiler Crémant d’Alsace Brut, Haut-Rhin, Alsace, France

12.5 % alcohol/volume REVIEW: This pale yellow sparkling wine has aromas of crunchy red delicious apple, peach, melon, mineral notes, pineapple, honey, and hints of sweet spice, vanilla, and almond. It is medium-bodied and dry on the palate with crisp acidity. It has some richness with lots of minerality and flavours of orchard fruit, red… Read More Jean Geiler Crémant d’Alsace Brut, Haut-Rhin, Alsace, France

Dufouleur Père et Fils Brut, Crémant de Bougogne, Burgundy France

Alcohol/Volume: 12% REVIEW: Lots of fine bubbles are found in this pale straw coloured Sparkling Wine made from Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Aligoté. On the nose, there’s aromas of baked apple pie in a rich buttery crust as well as zesty lemon and roasted macadamia nut. It is a medium to full bodied sparking wine… Read More Dufouleur Père et Fils Brut, Crémant de Bougogne, Burgundy France

Tsantali Reserve Rapsani 2014, Thessalia Greece

13% Alcohol/Volume REVIEW: Made from a blend of Xinomavro, Krassato, and Stavroto and aged a minimum of twelve months in oak barrels, this Greek wine has aromas of black cherry and plum with cinnamon, leather, sweet tobacco, cedar, floral notes, dark chocolate, vanilla bean, and black pepper. Tart cherry and plum flavours follow through on… Read More Tsantali Reserve Rapsani 2014, Thessalia Greece

Santa Carolina Reserva de Familia Cabernet Sauvignon 2016, Maipo Valley, Chile

Alcohol/Volume 13.8% REVIEW: A dark and ruby hued Cab Sauv that is complex and seductive on the nose with juicy blackcurrant and blueberry aromas and notes of violet, dark chocolate, cedar, leather, sweet tobacco, black pepper, mushroom, and hints of vanilla. It is full-bodied on the palate with tart blackberry and plum flavours and a… Read More Santa Carolina Reserva de Familia Cabernet Sauvignon 2016, Maipo Valley, Chile

Graffigna Vesparo Malbec 2017, Calchaqui Valley, Argentina

Alcohol/Volume: 14% REVIEW: This elegant ruby coloured Malbec has a beautiful nose with juicy plum and vanilla aromas along with violet, leather, oak, cloves, black pepper and herbal notes. Luscious tart plum flavours come through on the palate and ends with cloves, cinnamon, and cedar notes. It is moderately full bodied with tannins that are… Read More Graffigna Vesparo Malbec 2017, Calchaqui Valley, Argentina