From the Cellar

Just because I started a website called doesn't mean it's All-Ontario-All-the-Time. When I kick back at night my mood (and sometimes my curiosity) decides my wine of choice. And the title should read, "Uncorked and Un-Screwed Tonight" ... but that just sounds wrong.

Ayama 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon (South Africa)

28 Dec 2017

Ayama 2006(February 26, 2017) ... One of my favourite South African wines I have tasted in a while, when it was young, fresh, fruity and lively; now that it is 10 years old it still retains lots of what made it so exciting in the first place, now with extra complexity: coffee, blackberry, delicate spices, cassis, smoky-tobacco and a cigar finish.

Ramon Roqueta 2008 Las Barracas Gran Reserva (Spain)

28 Dec 2017

Las Barracas 2008(December 22, 2016) ... My annual visit to my in-laws in the US where I picked up a case of wine from Virgin Wine Club, I had to drink a few bottles on this side of the pond to lighten the load going back home. This wine was a Tempranillo-Cabernet Sauvignon blend that showed lots of wood with an underlay of cassis and anise, but cedar ruled on both the nose and palate, but there was also a smoky finish. Not a favourite but still drinkable.

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