Ortas Tradition Rasteau

MY RATING: 8/10 IN A NUTSHELL:  A full-bodied, well-balanced wine ORIGIN:  France (Côtes du Rhone) VARIETALS: Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre SAQ PRICE: $17.70 I’ve always got this in my wine rack. It’s consistently good. It smells like strawberry and current and tastes quite berryish, too. It goes in fruity and comes out spicy, but is not…

Pyrène, Cuvée Marine

MY RATING: 7/10 IN A NUTSHELL: A citrussy Sauvignon Blanc ORIGIN: France (Côte-de-Gascogne) VARIETALS: Colombard – Sauvignon Blanc – Gros Manseng SAQ PRICE: $13.95 Not a bad wine. I didn’t really like it at first, but it grew on me after a day! It is a crisp, refreshing, citrussy wine. It comes across as a…

Soluna

MY RATING: 8/10 IN A NUTSHELL: A sticky, pruny, dessert-wine-like Cab Sav ORIGIN: Italy (Terre di Chieti) VARIETALS: Sangiovese – Cabernet Sauvignon SAQ PRICE: $17.35 This is a tasty and much sweeter-than-expected wine. It is both sweet and spicy, with lots of prune and vanilla happening. It is a nice winter wine, and may even…