Ventoux Rose 2019

At a Glance
Overall floral, hibiscus, honey, vaguely citrus, underripe strawberry
Notes Roses 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

Solid Ground Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

At a Glance
Overall raspberry, black cheery, ripe blueberries, rhubarb pie
Notes GOOD DEAL ALERT!!! Loads of black cherry and overflowing with blueberry. Silky, aromatic, deep garnet in color. This is a steal of a deal under $20. We bought a few for future enjoyment.
Sweetness extra dry – 6 g/L
Food slow braised meats and stews
Price $17.95
LCBO# 13305

Josh Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

At a Glance
Overall ripe plum, medium-light oak, dark berries, light vanilla
Notes rich, smooth and juicy.  low-medium tannins.  light on structure but very flavourful and easy going in the california way.  this is a very popular wine and the fruit is sourced from 3 counties.
Sweetness extra dry – 5 g/L
Price $19.95
LCBO# 461053

Casa Todelano Tempranillo

At a Glance
Overall blueberry, pomegranate, light oak
Notes excellent value.  well rounded, smooth and easy to drink.  medium tannins.  add this to your good-value house wine list.  good with pizza and tapas.
Sweetness dry – 6 g/L
Price $8.15
LCBO# 13462

Chateau Ste. Michelle Merlot 2015

Extra dry especially for an American merlot. It’s from Washington but in a blind tasting you may think it’s a Bordeaux (left bank-ish).  The finish is slightly rough but smooths out with time.  Medium-firm tannins.
I bought this in the vintages section as a final sale for $17 but the original price was $21.95. It’s a decent value at the price point I paid.
At a Glance
Taste chocolate, raspberry, oak
Smell black cherry, plum, oak
Food salmon
Sweetness extra dry
Price $17.00
LCBO# 486936

French Cross Rosé

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