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  • Mar 24 at 9:10pm

    Previously available for $18.70

    zufrieden's Review:
    Added Mar 24 at 9:10pm
    This relatively new winery from Oliver BC has produced a fine, if non-traditional, blend of Syrah and Merlot (with a smattering of Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon); colour is opaque, dark cherry with a scent of crushed cherry and cedar frond. The palate introduces some Syrah pedigree with deep red fruit, tannic pucker (leather), a hint of smoke, cream and a little oak. Will age at least 3-4 years. Well done. 89.

  • Mar 20 at 10:58pm

    Previously available for $18.77

    zufrieden's Review:
    Added Mar 20 at 10:58pm
    This aromatic (citrus fruit - lime and grapefruit predominantly) chubby,viscous, off-dry and fruity (sweet pear and a touch of red grapefruit) wine seems to indicate that the obscure Petit Milo hybrid rather likes its new home in Mill Bay BC. Well made to go with seafood - especially bivalve molluscs like clams, oysters and scallops. Recommended. 88.

  • Mar 20 at 10:40pm

    Previously available for $31.99

    zufrieden's Review:
    Added Mar 20 at 10:40pm
    This acclaimed Mittelmosel commune (Ürzig) produces a spicy, sometimes spritz-like, wine from the Grosse Lage vineyard known as Würzgarten. This wine is bursting with candied fruit on the nose... apple, lime and floss; the granny smith apple and prickly finish make for a delicious, semi-sweet treat. Excellent value and overall quality. 91.

  • Mar 12 at 10:44pm

    Previously available for $18.52

    zufrieden's Review:
    Added Mar 12 at 10:44pm
    This is a fat, juicy, creamy southern wine from Roussillon; with the scent of fresh pears and freshly fallen snow. On the palate, you get a panoply of sweet, spicy white fruit - like Bartlett pears and white pepper - with a touch of sweet cream. This rich vintage has produced a great wine with some aging potential (2-3 years) but no need to wait. Great value. 90.

  • Feb 24 at 8:40pm

    Previously available for $26.99

    zufrieden's Review:
    Added Feb 24 at 8:40pm
    This 2006 is a very fine wine, but has been marred by too much oak; an earlier tasting showed that at least 10 years was required to tame this excess. Today ( Feb 2017) the wine is far more refined, the dry, cedar bark and blackberry nose and entry is smoother, but still quite tannic; there is a lot of oak. A tasty wine without doubt, but producers need to remember that the fruit of 2006 is not up to the wood. Stil, with a slab of beefsteak this will do nicely. 89.

  • Feb 21 at 8:27pm

    Previously available for $15.66

    zufrieden's Review:
    Added Dec 20, 2016 at 8:14pm
    If you like purity, the scent of snow and wild white fruit such as gooseberry, and a somewhat neutral flavour profile, then this white (made from Jacquère) Savoy is for you. Acidity is very good and much like a cool climate wine from Germany, Switzerland or Canada. Flavour is acidic white berries and finish is moderate to short, but clean and slightly reminiscent of Pinot Blanc. Wonderful mountain-dreaming nectar that reminds me of a mountain climbing youth and long-lost friends. 89.

  • Feb 18 at 9:48pm

    Previously available for $22.81

    zufrieden's Review:
    Added Jan 13 at 9:29pm
    An excellent NV Champagne Classique, with a slightly neutral nose, but with a certain citric aspect. Amazing electricity on the palate, with good acidity one associates with a decent Champagne. Lemon oil, and a snappy white fruit (wild) envelope on the palate. A very fine, cold climate wine. 92 points.

  • Feb 18 at 9:47pm

    Previously available for $124.59

    zufrieden's Review:
    Added Jan 13 at 9:38pm
    One can be cynical in many things, but not about Pomerol;this fine property produces a fine result for the 2006 vintage with a bouquet redolent of a bed of fir branches, cranberries, and wild (unfarmed) cherries. The entry shows the pedigree of Merlot with the panoply of red fruit and soft finish. A very fine wine. 92.

  • Previously available for $32.73

    zufrieden's Review:
    Added Jan 30 at 6:18pm
    This little gem from the 2009 vintage is perfect for drinking now: the nose evokes sweet cherry on a bed of wild herbs and a hint of cake spice, and the entry is cherry with a touch of cola and allspice. Finish is soft and slightly off-dry... perfect balance with mild tannin. 89.

  • Feb 18 at 9:46pm
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    zufrieden's Review:
    Added Feb 8 at 7:30pm
    The Chateau Olivier 2012 has attained a nice pinnacle of maturity with good, deep inviting dandelion wine colour,a musky, spicy Sauvignon Blanc nose and high-end viscous allspice, lemon, grass and musk on the palate... finishing long, thirst-quenching and in a satisfying manner. Excellent value. 91.

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