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
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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
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Coombe Castle Wensleydale 2021

 

 

At a Glance
Overall Medium dry crumbly white cheese. Mild flavour and smell. Smells similar to a fresh mozzarella. Mildly acidic. Good with original triscuit crackers. A good mild easy going non run of the mill cheese varietal.
Notes We had this flavoured with champagne and strawberries once from a different cheesemaker and it was amazing.

Good with beer. We had a double IPA. Red wine or champagne would also be nice.

Price $4.25/100 grams
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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
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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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Ironstone Merlot 2013

Extra dry, slight alcohol notes on the finish, slightly off balance
 
At a Glance
Taste blackberry, light cedar, smoke
Smell blackberry, dark cherry, alcohol
Food american
Sweetness extra dry
Price $17.25
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David Rocco’s Dolce Vita Chianti 2013

Medium firm tannins. Good structure. Long finish. Extra dry
David Rocco makes better wine than I do, but my mom makes better sauce than his mom.
At a Glance
Taste dark berry, oak, tea
Smell blackberry, blueberry, tea
Food anything italian
Sweetness extra dry
Price $12.25
LCBO# 385898
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Growers Honeycrisp Apple Cider

If you like sweet ciders, white zinfandel wine or coolers this is your cider.
Has more ingredients than any cider I’ve seen.
At a Glance
Taste green apple jolly rancher
Smell green apple jolly rancher
Food sandwiches
Sweetness sweet
Price $2.95
LCBO# 374546
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