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Sommeliers. Ottawa & Vancouver


Cabernet Sauvignon

#wine review: @vinasantaema #Amplus Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 available @LCBO

Ottawa, ON July 2017 Matt's review: Rich, balanced, sophisticated and very welcoming are but a few descriptors for Santa Ema's Amplus Cabernet Sauvignon. Amplus 2014 shows fragrant blackberry, blueberry, black currant, dark cherry, black plum, and grilled peppers on the... Continue Reading →

96 pts wine review: 2013 Groth Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon $130

May 2017 Matt's review: This premium Oakville Cabernet is sourced from the winery's Reserve Vineyard that has a unique soil composition containing a significant amount of red chert rock fragments throughout, which perhaps is one of the key factors in... Continue Reading →

94 pts Wine Review: 2 Range Red Wine, Napa Valley, California

Ottawa, ON January 2017 Matt's review: Esteemed Napa producer, Rutherford Ranch, has launched a new label that's attracting a lot of attention for the quality and complexity it brings at such remarkable value.  Rutherford Ranch’s latest offering, in its debut vintage... Continue Reading →

Wine Review: Robert Mondavi Bourbon Barrel-Aged Cabernet Sauvignon – $20.95

Ottawa, ON November 2016 Robert Mondavi Private Selection Bourbon Barrel Cabernet Sauvignon. Matt's review: This limited release Private Selection label Cabernet Sauvignon from iconic Californian winery, Robert Mondavi, is one you don't want to miss, especially if you're a big... Continue Reading →

Matt’s Long Weekend Wine Picks & Tips

Gorgeous artwork by the talented Andy Potts - check out his site: CTV Ottawa Morning Live May 16th, 2016. 8:20AM Theme: Matt’s Long Weekend Wine Picks & Pro Tips Today on CTV Morning Live, Sommelier Matt Steeves and the talented... Continue Reading →

Spring Wines and California comes to Ottawa

  CTV Ottawa Morning Live April 6th, 2016. Today on CTV Morning Live,  Sommelier Matt Steeves and the talented Melissa Lamb showcased some terrific wines to enjoy this spring as part of our regular wine segment.  We also tasted some wonderful... Continue Reading →

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