Laurent Miquel Pere Et Fils Chardonnay 2019 (Chuck’s Take)

At a Glance
Overall pomello, pineapple, mineral, lemon
Notes on aroma alone you’d never guess chardonnay, but it does reveal itself in the finish. Unoaked is the only chardonnay that makes it in the cart for me. Overall a great mix-up from my usual riesling and sauvignon blanc whites

 

But what did Sean think?

Sweetness extra dry – 3g/L
Price $13.05
LCBO# 157909
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[Total: 2 Average: 3.5]

Adobe Reserva Organic Sauvignon Blanc 2020

At a Glance
Overall citrus, grapefruit, honeydew, white pepper
Notes First thing notice is how inviting the smell is. Bright and clean taste with a nice balanced aftertaste. Light touch of pepper makes it very interesting! Summer crowd pleaser & patio sipper. Organic wine bonus points.
Sweetness extra dry – 2 g/L
Food fresh fruit, vegetable salads, soft cheeses
Price $13.95
LCBO# 266049
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[Total: 3 Average: 3.3]

Colio Lily Sparkling Rosé

At a Glance
Overall pink grapefruit, light strawberry, very carbonated
Notes hint of yeast on the nose easy to drink. seems to be non-vintage
Sweetness medium – 23g/L
Price $17.95
LCBO# 536565
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La Vieille Ferme Blanc 2020

At a Glance
Overall Pale yellow, peaches, pears, unripe cantaloupe, hint of banana
Notes This is a value wine. Mass produced and aims to please everybody by being a little bit of everything. Nice acidity, easy to drink, but the flavours can seem artificial at times.
Sweetness extra dry – 2 g/L
Food variety of cheese, crackers, jams
Price $12.45
LCBO# 298505
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Laroche Viognier 2019

At a Glance
Overall pale yellow, dried apricots, floral
Notes Viognier comes in many shapes and sizes…floral or tropical and even sometimes citrusy. This is basic white table wine and doesn’t live up to the grapes potential.
Sweetness extra dry – 3 g/L
Food grilled chicken, salmon, roasted vegetables
Price $13.00
LCBO# 377622
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Ventoux Rosé 2019

At a Glance
Overall floral, hibiscus, honey, vaguely citrus, underripe strawberry
Notes Rosés get a bit of a bad reputation for being sickly sweet. This rose is definitely not that. The first time I tasted it a few years ago it was an instant favorite. Lately, it is so dry and austere it needs a moderately sweet companion to be properly enjoyed.
Sweetness extra dry – 2 g/L
Food fresh berries or berry forward sweet desserts
Price $14.55
LCBO# 134916
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French Cross Rosé

 
 
At a Glance
Taste strawberry, peach, tea
Smell strawberry apricot, tea
Food american
Sweetness medium sweet
Price $11.45
LCBO# 68551
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Bandit Pinot Grigio

 
 
At a Glance
Taste lemon, peach, apple
Smell lemon, green apple, citrus
Food american
Sweetness off dry
Price $14.00
LCBO#  622019
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Sandbanks Shoreline White 2013

Not a bad wine overall but could use a little more structure for the price.  Seems flat and uninteresting which could be attributed to the fact that it is a blended wine.
 
At a Glance
Taste lemon, mineral, floral
Smell lemon, lime, peach
Food sipper
Sweetness dry
Price $14.95
LCBO# 177485
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