La Crema's Sonoma Coast Chardonnay is an impressive wine that beautifully captures the advantages of the cool coastal climate. The unique combination of foggy mornings, warm days, and refreshing nights influenced by the Pacific Ocean, contributes to the creation of fresh and expressive wines.
As soon as you pour a glass and take a sip you'll understand why this has been the number one selling Chardonnay in America for 30+ years. Golden yellow, this barrel-fermented Chardonnay shows all the ripe orchard fruit, tropical fruit... Continue Reading →
: Seductive and smooth, La Crema's Sonoma Coast Pinot shows ripe raspberry, plum, sweet spices and a hint of cedar on the nose. The palate highlights La Crema's softly textured style with layers of refreshing raspberry, dark cherry , and vanilla persisting on the finish. Enjoy this versatile Pinot with bacon-wrapped California Medjool dates, BBQ'd pork tenderloin with a cherry compote, beet salad with goat cheese, or lamb chops. All great pairings with this smooth and inviting Sonoma Coast Pinot. Tasted February 2023. 91 points. Matt Steeves - http://www.quercusvino.ca
Today on CTV Morning Live, Sommelier Matt Steeves showed some of his Sommelier-recommended wine picks that make excellent last minute gifts this holiday season.
CTVs Kriss Vann and Sommelier Matt Steeves showcase some great wines and spirits which are sure to impress the in-laws this holiday season. Wines that will suit every palate and budget, including white, red, bubbly, and some spirits too. And whether you're celebrating in-person with your bubble, or dropping off some holiday cheer for a virtual gathering, these are some great options to check-out this season.
Ottawa, ON October 2020 Matt's reviews of Double Diamond 2017 and 2018. Double Diamond Cabernet Sauvignon is crafted by the talented Napa winemaker, Thomas Rivers Brown, who's renowned for his role producing numerous 100 point wines with iconic Napa producer,... Continue Reading →
Robert Mondavi Reserve To Kalon Vineyard, Oakville, Napa Valley, California.
Ottawa, ON July 2019 Matt's review: New to the LCBO and arriving in perfect time to enjoy on those warm summer days and evenings. Simi Sonoma Country Dry Rosé, is a blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Syrah, Tepranillo,... Continue Reading →
Ottawa, ON February 2019 Matt's review: Attention Petit Verdot lovers...here's one you don't want to miss! Rich and succulent, this Sonoma County blend of 52% Petit Verdot, 28% Malbec, 14% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Tempranillo, and 3% Carignane, is bursting with... Continue Reading →
Ottawa, ON August 2018 Matt's review: 2015 Rutherford Ranch Reserve Chardonnay from Carneros Napa Valley - Deep golden colour with baked apple, poached pear, vanilla pod and subtle caramel on the nose. Full bodied and buttery, the creamy mouthfeel showcases layers of... Continue Reading →
Ottawa, ON August 2018 Matt's review: Thorn Merlot sources their grapes from acclaimed vineyards throughout the world famous Napa Valley. A blend of 77% Merlot with Malbec and Syrah providing additional structure and complexity, this wine is big, juicy, and incredibly... Continue Reading →
94 pts wine review: @PeterFranusWine Brandlin Vineyard Mount Veeder Napa Valley Zinfandel 2014 @LCBO March 17
Ottawa, ON March 2018 Matt's review: Gorgeous! A blend of 90% Zinfandel and 10% Charbono, Mourvèdre, and Carignane sourced from the Brandlin Vineyard perched up high on Mount Veeder in Napa Valley. With layers of raspberry, blueberry pie, clove,... Continue Reading →
Ottawa, ON January 2018 Matt's review: Wente Vineyards have been making fine wine since 1883, in fact they're America's oldest continuously operated family-owned winery. Their Southern Hills Cabernet Sauvignon comes from the Livermore Valley, San Francisco Bay region which produces... Continue Reading →
Napa Valley, California May 2017 Matt's review: Nickel & Nickel, from the Oakville AVA in Napa Valley, situated beside Opus One and Robert Mondavi, and the famous To Kalon vineyards, produce exceptional high quality Cabernet Sauvignon. Their 2013 John C.... Continue Reading →
February, 2017 Ottawa, ON Today on CTV Morning Live, CTV's Lianne Laing and Sommelier Matt Steeves showcased some sexy wine picks for a romantic Valentine's date night. Check out the video on CTV Morning Live here This year I decided... Continue Reading →
Ottawa, ON January 2017 Matt's review: Sweet vanilla and rich stewed fruit on the nose and palate. Rich and balanced, this is a super star of a wine for any social gathering. Guaranteed to be a hit, this is a... Continue Reading →