On a Rholl

February 1, 2009

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I don’t know if it’s the LCBO or my palate, but for some reason the Rhone has really been workin for me the last few weeks.  This week, I picked up an offering from this week’s vintages release.  Lirac is on the west bank of the Rhone river right across from Chateauneuf-du-Pape. Soils are composed […]

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Southern Rhone, tasty

January 28, 2009

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Some notes on Southern Rhone, and a nice offering from Vacqueyras for a decent price!

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Nebbiolo from.. Mexico?!

January 23, 2009

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Nebbiolo hasn't been successfully cultivated outside of Piedmont with much success. So, when I was walking through the LCBO the other day looking for something interesting the LA Cetto 2003 Nebbiolo Reserve Privee caught my eye for two reasons. One, it's from Mexico. I don't think I've ever had a mexican wine! Second, it's a Nebbiolo from outside of Italy. Oh, and the best is #3 - under 20 bones.

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Baby Saunders has arrived!

August 1, 2008

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Wow, what a whirlwind it’s been.  Looking forward to getting back to posting regularly, but it’s been crazy.  Changing careers, and becoming a new father has taken its toll.  For sure no more weeknight 6 bottle tastings!  Look for a new tasting note a week!

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Baby on the way!

June 28, 2008

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With the baby on the way, it’s been busy around the house – lots of last minute things to do before the little guy arrives, and not much wine drinking going on!  I will post some tasting notes from some bottles from this weekend’s release next week.

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Another Malivoire – 05 Cabernet Merlot

May 29, 2008

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If you’ve been reading my tasting notes enough, you have probably noticed that I’m a little partial to Malivoire wines.  I don’t know what it is, but they speak to me.  Well built, excellent quality, decent value, and a great expression of the varietals they produce.  I think the geek in me loves that the […]

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2005 DePonte Cellars Dundee Hills Pinot Noir

May 27, 2008

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While I try to stick to wines available to the general public in Ontario, this is one of the wines I brought back from Oregon earlier this year.  I had a hankerin’ for Oregon pinot last weekend, so I opened a bottle of this.  I still love it, although I think this wine is built […]

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