Ottawa, ON November 2022 Matt's review: Culmina's No. 18 Süsser Riesling 2020 is very unique offering that's part of their winemaker's small lot experimental series. 2020 Süsser Riesling No. 18 is sourced from Margaret's Bench Vineyard high up on the... Continue Reading →
Each vintage 13th Street's winemaker assembles a unique blend of their popular 'Cabernet Merlot' to showcase how great this value-priced red blend can be. 2020 is a blend of 40% Cabernet Franc, 20% Merlot, and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, all from Niagara's Creek Shores VQA . Deep ruby in colour, the nose shows dark cherry, plum, pepper, and sous bois. It's rich with fine soft tannins making it great to enjoy now with wood fired pizzas, pasta, or charcuterie.
From Sicily's Mount Etna region (Etna Rosso DOC) which produces very unique and complex wines from its volcanic soils, like Donnafugata's Sul Vulcano.
I fell in love with this winery, their impressive wines, and breathtaking terraced vineyards when I first visited in 2016. Was very impressed with their 2017 Amarone when tasted at Amarone Opera Prima in Verona Italy this past June. Highly recommend!
2017 Ca' La Bionda Classico Ravazzòl - Delicious rustic style, it's very expressive with dark fruit, sweet spices, and minerality on the nose. Very youthful now, it's big and bold with grippy black fruit, figs, and some smoke on the... Continue Reading →
2017 La Collina dei Ciliegi Ciliegio - Med ruby with a garnet hue, this Amarone displays a super interesting and complex aromatic profile. Orange, chocolate, brandied cherries, dark fruit, and evergreen notes. Showing beautifully now. Tasted June 2022. 94-95 points.... Continue Reading →
2017 Corte Figaretto Valpantena Brolo del Figaretto - Inky, fresh and dried sweet dark fruits, dark chocolate, brandied cherry. Delicious black cherry and sweet spices on the finish. Exceptionally well balanced Amarone! Enjoy now and over the next decade. Tasted... Continue Reading →
2017 Secondo Marco (barrel sample) - Expressive and elegant, showing a complex bouquet of dried fruits, citrus, tobacco leaf, floral notes, and chocolate. The palate repeats with freshness, elegance, and complexity in a fantastically harmonious expression of premium Amarone. Tasted... Continue Reading →
2017 Le Guaite di Neomi (barrel sample) - super expressive, a very modern and approachable style of Amarone - loaded with sweet dried dark fruits, cacao, sweet baking spices, menthol/balsamic softwood notes. Repeat on the palate - absolutely delicious, it's... Continue Reading →
La Crema's Willamette Valley Pinot is sourced from 8 vineyards across four sub-appellations of the Willamette Valley which results in a very complex and representative premium Oregon Pinot.
Top 15 2017 Amarone della Valpolicella for your collection!
: From Culmina's mineral-rich Arise Bench vineyard located high up on the Golden Mile Bench in the Okanagan Valley, Culmina's Cabernet Sauvignon shows the intensity, complexity, and elegance the wines from this premium Okanagan winery are renowned for year after year.
This article showcases some of the best Amarone della Valpolicella wines from the 2017 vintage along with other highlights from Amarone Opera Prima which took place in Verona, Italy in June 2022. The 2017 Vintage of Amarone della Valpolicella - 'Softness and Longevity'
Ottawa, ON October 2022 Matt’s review: 13th Street Winery's June's Vineyard Riesling, made from Alsatian old Clone 49 Riesling, shows a delicate yet complex bouquet of sweet orchard fruit, floral blossom, wild flower honey, petrol, and limestone minerality. The palate... Continue Reading →
Athene is a well structured, elegant and softly textured wine that highlights the best of premium wines from the Black Sage Bench.
2016 End Game is a rich and concentrated expression of ultra premium Okanagan Merlot.