Month: May 2022

  • Edgebaston David Finlayson Camino Africana Chenin Blanc, 2015

    Marquis had a spring cleaning sale and we picked up a bottle of this South African Chenin for a song.  Then we went back and bought four more. YOWZA. It’s only May, but this feels like the white wine of the year.  It’s absolutely, totally, over the top sensational.  Not one bottle we’ve had this […]

  • Domaine Grand Nicolet Les Esqueyrons Rasteau, 2016

    Screw you Jeb Dunnuck.  Honestly, 94 points with a “thrillingly concentrated vibe on the palate.”  Can I tell you what the vibe is?  It’s fortified wine.  This bottle (lovely, yes, silky, smooth as fabric softener, heady and toxic) is 16.5% alcohol.  This is a silent derringer.  It’s a killer.  A silent effing killer.  And all […]

  • Undurraga Gran Reserva “Sibaris” Pinot Noir, 2020

    We came across this wine at a social event then started serving it to guests. Instead of a review, because review wise we don’t have much to say, here’s our alternative take: People love it.  We’ve served it to guests umpteen times.  It never seems to disappoint.  It’s a remarkably affordable bottle, you don’t feel […]

  • Clos du Soleil Signature, 2013

    There are a couple of old posts on the site for the CdS Signature which, once upon a time, many moons ago, we dubbed BC’s best red.  So much has happened in the last decade across the province it would be both wrong and a disservice to stake the same claim today.  And then a […]

  • La Frenz Vivant, 2017

    Heavy and veering towards cloying.  Not La Frenz’ finest hour.  It sips a bit closer to Muscat than you expect, and fights with fish at dinner.  Believe it or not, some plain potato chips paired a dream.  We haven’t blogged about a Vivant since the 2013 vintage where we felt, well, pretty much the same: […]