On the Road with the Grape Guy

On the Road with the Grape Guy is a on-going feature that follows me from event to event ... I post my thoughts, feelings and reviews of what happened and what I tasted ... basically it is here that I review the events I attend and the things that thrilled me.

A Taste of Domaine St Jacques (Quebec)

31 Jul 2018

(Summer 2018) ... My podcast partner Andre Proulx went a little cuckoo-for-Cocoa-Puffs last year over Quebec wine after we attended the Saguenay Wine Festival … this year on the way back we stopped off at one of his favourites: Domaine St Jacques, just south of Montreal, for a line-up tasting and some lunch (Montreal smoked-meat, what else?) here were my impressions of the wine:

 – click on the wine name for the full review –

2014 Brut ($28.95) … *** ½+

2015 Chardonnay ($23.95) … *** ½+

2016 Pinot Noir ($25.40) … ***+

2017 Classique Blanc ($15.45) … ***+

2017 Gamay ($21.35) … *** ½+

2017 Pinot Gris ($21.35) … ***+

2017 Riesling ($21.35) … *** ½

2017 Rosé ($15.45) … ***+

NV Brut ($28.95) … *** ½

 

Some "Found" Wine Reviews

30 Jun 2018

 

A list of "Found Reviews" from around the world - I taste and review a lot of wine over the course of a year, and occasionally those reviews get lost on the hard-drive of my computer, until I "find" them and then we get a list like this:

click on the wine name for the full review

Antinori 2015 Peppoli Chianti Classico - Italy ... (****)

Bollini 2016 Pinot Grigio - Italy ... (*** ½)

Bottega NV GoldItaly ... (*** ½) 

Cono Sur 2015 Pinot Noir, Bicicleta SeriesChile ... (*** ½)

Domaines Perrin 2014 Reserve - France ... (****)

J. Lohr 2014 Los Osos Merlot - California ... (****)

Kaiken 2015 Malbec, Reserve Especial - Argentina ... (****)

Kim Crawford 2016 ChardonnayNew Zealand ... (****)

Monte Antico 2013 - Italy ... (*** ½+)

Montes 2014 Alpha Cabernet Sauvignon - Chile ... (****+)

Pascual Toso 2015 MalbecArgentina ... (*** ½)

Torres 2012 Gran Cornas Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon - Spain ... (****+) 

Waltzing Mathilda 2016 Shiraz GrenacheAustralia ... (*** ½)

 

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