G. Marquis The Silver Line Pinot Noir 2017, Niagara-On-the-Lake, Canada

Alcohol/Volume: 12.5% REVIEW: A beautiful ruby coloured hand-harvested Pinot Noir with aromas of black cherry, strawberry, cedar, vanilla bean, cinnamon, and black pepper. After a swirl, aromas of violet also seep through. Tart on the palate with sour cherry and field berry flavours along with vanilla and wood notes, it is medium bodied with silky tannins… Read More G. Marquis The Silver Line Pinot Noir 2017, Niagara-On-the-Lake, Canada

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

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

Sella & Mosca Cannonau di Sardegna Riserva 2015, Alghero, Italy

Alcohol/Volume: 14.5% REVIEW: Made from Grenache, this full-bodied Red has aromas of plum and cassis spread with notes of cedar and a mix of fresh and dried flowers. The fresh flower aromas are leaning towards lilac and violet. There’s also notes of chocolate, black pepper, and mint. The dark fruit, chocolate, and black pepper follow… Read More Sella & Mosca Cannonau di Sardegna Riserva 2015, Alghero, Italy

Karlo Estates The 5th, Petit Verdot 2016, Wellington Ontario

Alcohol/Volume: 13.5% REVIEW: A wild fermented Red that is unfiltered, made by the fantastic winemaker Derek Barnett. Fragrant and complex on the nose with aromas of plum, blackberry, violet, dried eucalyptus, lavender, anise, as well as hints of leather and smoke. It is full-bodied with flavours of black cherry and tart plum, with coffee notes… Read More Karlo Estates The 5th, Petit Verdot 2016, Wellington Ontario