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From the Cellar

Just because I started a website called OntarioWineReview.com 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.

Mendocino Wine Company 2004 Zig Zag Zin (California)

09 Aug 2019

 Zig Zag Zin 2004

(May 25, 2019) ... Not often you see a Zin under screwcap, especially when this one was bottled, but Zig Zag did it and it paid off.  The acidity totally rocks here and while the nose displays aromas of dried plum, dried cherry and hints of vanilla, the palate follows that up with most of the aromas minus the vanilla ... an hour after it's open it's all cassis, licorice and coffee with some dried fruit backing.  There's a slight whiff of alcohol heat but the palate is balanced and really that's what mattered most to me here.

 

Masi 2006 Campofiorin (Italy)

19 Jun 2019

Masi 2006 Campofiorin

 

(April 13, 2019) ... These Masi 5-star vintage wines are the bomb, and age so well; I decided to put this 2006 to the test of aging and was rewarded: spiced-plum, anise, and black cherry kicked things off, then there was the long finish that added hints of coffee some cherry kirsch and even some cassis notes.  Really pleasant and so happy I saved this one, though sadly it is my last bottle.

 

 

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