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  • May 19 at 7:15pm

    Previously available for $8.83

    zufrieden's Review:
    Added May 19 at 7:15pm
    This wine - from an old Soviet era winery in Moldova - is strikingly different; it has a nose of icing sugar, preserved lychee nut with (perhaps) a hint of pear. The entry is soft - almost empty of depth - with a kind of wild white berry flavour beneath a sea of distilled water. The finish is extremely short and light, but surprisingly perfect for a warm day with appetizers. Not bad- if different. 85.

  • May 15 at 8:53pm

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    zufrieden's Review:
    Added May 15 at 8:52pm
    Normally not a fan of fruit wine, I found this blend of tame and wild blueberries quite exceptional; what struck me most was the similarity (sans a slight excess bitterness one expects from blueberry) to certain light country wines of Southern France and elsewhere with a Grenache panache on the nose (plus jujube). Entry is smooth, light and finish is short but satisfying with acidic blueberry flavours. If on your way to Alaska, stop by at the winery in Prince George. 84.

  • May 12 at 9:07pm
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    Average Price: $24.01

    zufrieden's Review:
    Added May 12 at 9:07pm
    The 2010 Capbern-Gasqueton (with a very famous neighbour) is a very worthy St.-Estephe; the nose is very Bordeaux with a cedar shavings, cherry and blackberry nose.Drinking very well just now, this wine will last at least another decade; with a wonderfully inky Cabernet Sauvignon flavour profile... fir needles and blackberry. A fine wine indeed. 90.

  • May 9 at 10:11pm
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    Average Price: $16.95

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    Added May 9 at 10:11pm
    This generic Chablis from William Fevre is very fine indeed, with the focus and execution of a Premier Cru; the nose is of green apple and white pepper, and entry is smooth - though with a note of white pepper already mentioned. Clean as a whistle, this wine is highly recommended to those who love Chablis or wish to explore the AOC. 89-90.

  • May 5 at 8:21pm
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    Average Price: $87.60

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    Added May 5 at 8:21pm
    The 2005 Kirwan has been sitting for about 9 years in my cellar, but with a possible move pending, she must be consumed. Colour is excellent; and the bouquet is filled with cedar plank, sweet (Kirsch) cherry and just a hint of white pepper and chlorine. On the palate, the dominant flavour is cherry with white pepper, vanilla and a hint of French oak. Finish is long and puckers the inside of the mouth hinting at another decade of life (but not this bottle!). A fine wine. 92.

  • Apr 30 at 9:33pm

    Previously available for $25.98

    zufrieden's Review:
    Added Apr 21 at 7:49pm
    This Ogier Chateauneuf-du-Pape is wonderful; perhaps the "rolled pebbles" are the answer. In any case, this well-priced wine is redolent of strawberries (yes, somewhat like a deep Burgundy), smooth and food friendly; ready to roll, deep and finishing with the headiness we have come to expect from this region. 89.

  • Apr 30 at 9:29pm

    Previously available for $14.65

    zufrieden's Review:
    Added Apr 30 at 9:29pm
    A dry version of the Frizzante Lambrusco is very good, with a nice vinous nose (similar to the hybrid Marechal Foch) and soft, acidic entry. Very grapey, but somehow deep at the same time, this wine is quite enjoyable, and one of the better examples this reviewer has tasted. 88.

  • Apr 28 at 9:12pm

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    zufrieden's Review:
    Added Apr 28 at 9:12pm
    Very Pinot Noir, very New World, this wine evokes strawberry-cherry confit on the nose and a slightly leathery strawberry entry. There is a slight spice on the nostrils as the wine finishes. Less Burgundian now with the tossing of torch to a younger generation of wine-maker, but still a fine product... just different. 88.

  • Apr 23 at 10:52pm
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    Average Price: $47.99

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    Added Apr 23 at 10:52pm
    For a birthday party (such as today), the Imperial Brut is perfect. This Champagne is full of citrus and buttered toast - less Brioche and vanilla and more acidic refreshment here. Excellent effervescence and mousse. A great Epernay house producing a bubbly for quotidian use. 90.

  • Apr 16 at 7:18pm

    Previously available for $22.51

    zufrieden's Review:
    Added Apr 16 at 7:18pm
    Although the Limoux region of Languedoc is riding on the legend that all sparklers originate here - including, of course, Champagne - it is a worthy wine in its own right; the Calmel et Joseph has excellent mousse which is long-lasting, with a nose of almond and pear; green apple peels linger on the palate for a satisfying finish. 88.

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