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wine review: Tom Gore Field Blend- Sonoma County, California – $29.95 at LCBO

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 →

wine review: Rutherford Ranch Reserve Chardonnay – Napa Chard through and through…

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 →

#wine review: Thorn Napa Valley Merlot

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 →

#wine review: @Wente Southern Hills #Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

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 →

94+ pts wine review: Nickel & Nickel John C. Sullenger Vineyard Cab Sauv, Oakville Napa Valley

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 →

Romantic Wine Picks for your Valentine’s date night as seen on CTV Morning Live

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 →

Wine Review: Lander-Jenkins Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 – $19.95 #Buybythecase

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 →

Top Holiday Wine Gifting ideas as seen on CTV Morning Live

December 14, 2016 – Ottawa, ON Today on CTV Morning Live, CTV’s Melissa Lamb and Sommelier Matt Steeves discussed top wine picks for entertaining and gifting this holiday season.  Check out the CTV video here Gifting a special bottle of... Continue Reading →

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