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.

Sobon 2014 Hillside Zinfandel, Amador County (California)

05 Oct 2018

Sobon 2014 Hillside Zin

 

(March 6, 2017) ... So full of plummy black cherry, mocha and vanilla with a gorgeously long finish - it was a pure delight; and with some time in glass it developed further, adding a touch of white pepper to the finish with good acidity helping to balance off the 14.3% alcohol.

 

Two From Australia

05 Oct 2018

 

(March 1, 2017) ... I'm not ashamed to say I really like the wines Thorn-Clarke puts out, and today I started my Australia tasting with their 2009 Merlot: mocha, licorice, black cherry, and smoke - quite a tasty little wine ... Again.

My second bottle was one of my dearly departed friend's favourite, Lloyd loved Ben Glaetzer's 2008 The Wallace but we never did get to share a bottle together, so this one I opened in his honour: loads of baked plum and Christmas spice still show up on the palate and beyond ... Delice.

 

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