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The Good Juice on Vintages
December 7, 2019 

Wine to Look for at the LCBO This Weekend! - COMING TO VINTAGES! Click on the bottle image or product name below for LCBO stores near you.

J. Lohr October Night Chardonnay Arroyo Seco 2017

J. Lohr October Night Chardonnay Arroyo Seco 2017 - $34.95
LCBO #225375

“The 2017 October Night Chardonnay is pale straw yellow in color, with exotic floral aromas of gardenia, tangerine, baked pear, honeysuckle, and baking spices. Traditional Burgundian winemaking techniques, such as weekly stirring of the lees in French oak barrels, were used to complement these aromatics, providing a creamy palate texture. This unique Chardonnay blend provides balanced and complex flavors of ripe citrus, white peaches, and offers a hint of sweet chocolate and toasted oak on the long finish.”  -  Kristen Barnhisel, winemaker, white wine

Food Pairing: This wine is the perfect pairing to eggs benedict, crab cakes with creamy orange reduction sauce, cedar plank salmon, or almond-crusted halibut.

94 Pts & – Rich Cook,, March 19, 2019

“This hugely popular bottling is so for a reason, and that reason includes a viscous feel, apple pear and honey flavors and aromas, a crisp acid kiss at the end where generous oak spice come forward.  A great cocktail all by itself.  A Platinum Award winner at the 2019 Monterey International Wine Competition.”

Signorello Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2015

Signorello Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2015 - $124.95
LCBO #60152

Inky purple-colored, with notes of charcoal, graphite, blackcurrants and blueberries, the wine is dense, opulent, full-bodied, fresh and full. It will drink well for up to 20 more years.

93+ Pts – Antonio Galloni,, September 2017

“Ray Signorello's 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate is a huge, deep wine. Black cherry jam, plum, lavender, rose petal, new French oak and spice flesh out in a big, explosive Cabernet Sauvignon that delivers the goods. I don't expect the 2015 will be especially long-lived, but it should drink well for another decade or so, and most bottles will likely be finished anyway before age-ability is an issue. Today, the 2015 comes across as quite closed, especially in its aromatics. Some of that may be attributable to its recent bottling. Time will tell. In 2015, Signorello did not bottle their flagship Cabernet Sauvignon Padrone, instead all of the fruit went into the Estate bottling.”

Wakefield Wines Jaraman Shiraz 2017

Wakefield Wines Jaraman Shiraz 2017 - $24.95
LCBO #377036

The wine has a deep crimson red colour with a vibrant purple hue to the edges.  There are lifted aromas of dark berry, dark cherry fruit, plums and spicy overtones of nutmeg, cinnamon and clove aromas.  This is a rich, full-bodied wine with intense flavours of ripe cherry, plum and blackberry fruit, with attractive oak characters of coffee and chocolate.

91 Pts & Gold & Exceptional –, October 12, 2018

“Violet color. Herbal, spicy aromas of raspberry and raspberry leaf, vanilla creme anglaise, ripe plum, and herbal tea with a satiny, vibrant, fruity medium-full body and a warming, elegant, long hoisin sauce and leather finish with well-integrated tannins and moderate oak flavor. A craveable Clare Valley red; balanced, juicy, with savory herbaceous edge.”

Pierre Sparr Gewurztraminer Grand Reserve 2017

Pierre Sparr Gewurztraminer Grand Reserve 2017 - $18.95
LCBO #747600

Its colour is intense, yellow with light golden highlights.  At the nose, a rich and exuberant aromatic palette characterizes this Gewurztraminer.  The bouquet is intense and complex, offering an explosion of exotic fruits, flowers (rose, acacia), citrus and spices.  Aromas of ripe fruits also contribute to give this wine an impressionable rich nose.  On the palate, this Gewurztraminer is a full-bodied wine, with solid structure and a round fullness and some liquorice.  A wine of full ease and romanticism, at the same time uncomplicated and charismatic - as made for hours full of togetherness.

Food pairing: Aperitif. Exotic fish recipes (sweet-and-sour, spicy…). Asian cuisine. Strong cheeses…. Just to try with a Munster Cheese! Desserts.

91 Pts – Natalie MacLean, July 5, 2019

“Produced by Pierre Sparr, this reserve Gewürztraminer with its pronounced rosewater, lychee, pink grapefruit aromas always delights More lychee, pineapple, grapefruit and rosewater flavours long and zesty on the palate.  Pair with grilled pork chops.”

Grevepesa Clemente VII Chianti Classico 2015

Grevepesa Clemente VII Chianti Classico 2015 - $18.95
LCBO #421388

Intense ruby red coloured wine with a strong wild berry flavour, well integrated with a hint of spices and toasted vanilla.  The taste profile is a perfect harmony with sweet tannins that make it velvety and well balanced.

Food Pairing: Starters, cheese, pasta, grilled and roasted meat, including game recipes.

91 Pts – James Suckling, October 20, 2017

“A brooding Chianti Classico with dark cherries, brambles, hot stones, sage, mocha-scented oak, plum liqueur and hints of vanilla.  Full body, a wealth of explosive black fruit, ripe, round tannins, a fine line of acidity and a chewy finish.  Drink now.”

Bodegas Altanza Lealtanza Gran Reserva 2010

Bodegas Altanza Lealtanza Gran Reserva 2010 - $31.95
LCBO #453548

Garnet red with russet glints.  Syrupy blackberry and spiced vanilla as first notes, backed by hints of balsam fir and a whiff of leather and mineral.  Complex and multi-layered.  Sweet blackberry and mocha flavours, with a nice aftertaste.  Mature, charming red, whose sweet tannins, good acidity and structure will please the connoisseurs.
Food Pairing:  Excellent match with game dishes (venison, boar, partridge); it also goes well with red meats and blue or nutty cheeses.  It may be paired with not-too-sweet chocolate desserts as well.

91 Pts – James Suckling, August 2, 2018

“Some earthy and meaty aromas here with some herbs across dark chocolate and dark berries. The palate is smoothly delivered on layers of fine, even-paced tannins. Nice length here. Drink or hold.”

Grevepesa Castelgreve Chianti Classico DOCG 2016

Grevepesa Castelgreve Chianti Classico DOCG 2016 - $17.95
LCBO #573485

Very intense ruby red colour.  The scent is elegant, with a nuance of violets and a flavour of ripe fruit.  Tasty, well balanced wine with soft and velvety tannins, good persistence.

90 Pts – James Suckling, October 20, 2017

“Lots of red cherries, herbs, orange rind and cedar on the nose of this pretty Chianti Classico.  Medium-bodied with fine tannins and a fresh finish.  Drink now.”

Rocca delle Macie Pietra Pura Mandus Primitivo di Manduria DOC 2017

Rocca delle Macie Pietra Pura Mandus Primitivo di Manduria DOC 2017 - $18.95
LCBO #216457

A wine with a great structure with intense ruby red color with some purple reflections; wide range of aromas of ripe cherries, plumes and pleasant notes of cacao and vanilla. 

Food Pairing:  meat sauces, game and dry cheeses.


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