2010 Foxtrot Vineyards Chardonnay

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He says: Well done, Foxtrot Vineyards. Massively impressed.

She says: The best BC Chardonnay I have tasted to date.

Paul Bara Champagne Brut Reserve Grand Cru

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He says: A top-notch bubbly, and one I’ll definitely buy again.

She says: Rich, lush and lovely.

2007 Tantalus Vineyards Riesling Old Vines

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He says: Tantalus is renown for their Riesling, and the Old Vines bottling is at the pinnacle of what is produced in BC.

She says: Now this is my kind of Riesling!

2002 Rotllan Torra Priorat Amadis

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WineHater says: A well made and enjoyable wine that is not overpriced.

He says: For me, it was an excellent wine, but not outstanding. I’d have no problem paying $50 for it though…

2008 Chateau Ste. Michelle & Dr. Loosen Riesling Eroica

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She says: A wonderful example of a beautifully balanced, elegant Riesling, and from Washington State no less!

He says: For me, this is an excellent wine, and I understand why an Old World producer like Dr. Loosen believes in the Riesling potential of the Pacific Northwest.

2008 Oyster Bay Pinot Noir

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She says: Having been unimpressed with other Malborough Pinot Noir I’ve tasted, this wine proved to me that they can deliver on this finicky variety.

He says: At an informal blind tasting we attended of 7 different Pinot Noirs between $25 & $70, this one took first place in our books. Enough said.

2009 Domaine Lafond Tavel Roc-Epine

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He says: This is probably one of my favorite Rosés ever, and at $24 it’s a steal.

She says: All my favourite things in one sexy, slender bottle… A great introduction to Rhône Rosé and its distinctive style.

Wine truths

“Wine in itself is an excellent thing.”
by Pope Pius XII Airen

Wine Ratings

★☆☆☆☆ - Poor quality. Avoid. Save your money. Between 80-84 points.

★★☆☆☆ - Average quality or poor value. Between 84-88 points. Some expensive wines are downgraded for bad value.

★★★☆☆ - Good. Between 88-92 points. Or a good value on the lower end of the point scale.

★★★☆☆ - Excellent quality. Between 92-96 points. Or a cheap yet good quality wine which is excellent value.

★★★☆☆ - Outstanding, best examples in the world. Between 96 and 100 points. A perfect wine.