Umberto Cesari Sangiovese Di Romagna Riserva

MY RATING:  9/10 IN A NUTSHELL:  A delightfully different wine ORIGIN: Italy (Sangiovese di Romagna) VARIETALS: Sangiovese SAQ PRICE: $20.25 My faith is slowly being restored in Italian red wines. I was never much of a fan, because I tend to only like dark, bold, spicy reds. However, this is delicious and it keeps you…

M Lagrézette Malbec

MY RATING:  8/10 IN A NUTSHELL:  A very pleasant wine, great value for money ORIGIN: France (Sud-Ouest, Cahors) VARIETALS: Malbec 85%, Merlot 15% SAQ PRICE: $17.00 I tried this on a whim, and what a pleasant surprise it turned out to be! Right up there with Rasteau, this is a perfect Pizza Friday wine that…

Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc

MY RATING:  9/10 IN A NUTSHELL:  A tropical fruit party in your mouth! ORIGIN: New Zealand (South Island, Marlborough) VARIETALS: Sauvignon Blanc SAQ PRICE: $20.45 This wine was all the rage in 2005, and we chose to serve it at our wedding. I’m not as crazy about Sauvignon Blanc as I used to be, but…

Liberty School Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon

MY RATING: 6.5/10 IN A NUTSHELL:  A whole lot of vanilla, and not much else ORIGIN: USA (California) VARIETALS: Cabernet Sauvignon SAQ PRICE: $20.75 Darn it! I was hoping I’d like this wine, but it was not nearly as good as I’d expected. It has a lovely, deep colour and is very smooth, sweet and…

Wente Vineyards Morning Fog Chardonnay

MY RATING: 8.5/10 IN A NUTSHELL:  An elegant, typically New World Chardonnay ORIGIN: USA (California, Livermore Valley, San Francisco Bay) VARIETALS: Chardonnay SAQ PRICE: $19.50 This wine is a keeper. It has a nice pale yellow colour. It has a lightly floral taste at first, then a light oaked finish. It is smooth and elegant….