Pascual Toso Limited Edition Malbec- Susanne’s Wine Pick

Celebrate Malbec World Day April 17

Pascual Toso Limited Edition Malbec- Susanne’s Wine Pick

Malbec is the heart of the Argentine wine industry and continues to be the global wine ambassador.

This Malbec has aromas of plum and blueberry with spice and peppery notes. Dry with good aroma replays. Structured with soft tannins and a solid fruity finish.

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Susanne’s Wine Pick 03/29/2017 Ogier Heritages Cotes Du Rhone AOC Rhône

 

A delicious blend of Grenache and Syrah.Medium ruby garnet colour; dry, medium-bodied, soft and rounded with raspberry, tobacco leaf, plum and vanillin aromas and flavours.

 

 

 

 

 

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Susanne’s Wine Pick 03/18/2017. Yealands Sauvignon Blanc 2015

 

The Marlborough wine region in New Zealand is widely recognized as the “King of Sauvignon Blanc”.New Zealand, is recognized the world over for its commitment to the environment and sustainability.
Yealands Family Wines is considered the most sustainable winery in the world!

 

In the glass this straw coloured wine offers classic grassy, gooseberry and melon aromas; the palate is dry, medium bodied; crisp citrus and ripe melon flavours and a refreshingly crisp finish.

 

 

 

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Laroche Viognier De La Chevaliere, Ogier Heritages Cotes Du Rhone AOC,The Wine Ladies Wine Picks

Laroche Viognier De La Chevaliere, Ogier Heritages Cotes Du Rhone AOC,The Wine Ladies Wine Picks.

Gassier Sables d’Azur Rosé 2015

 

 

So for me, especially with the hot days we’ve been having, I am gravitating to rose, and my wine pick today is from the Cotes de Provence, the largest appellation in Provence, of course known for rose. Almost with 90% of its production is pink and a bright pale pink, known to be fresh, a hint of spice and floral notes.

 

 

 

Listen to my wine review on the radio show at 4:21 minutes in the show.

My choice is the Sables d’Azur Cotes de Provence 2015, rose, by Gassier, beautiful, salmon copper colour, fresh, crisp, dry, beautiful tones of fresh strawberry and peach, elegant, delicate, a blend of Cinsault, Grenache and syrah, lovely, delicious, all for $15.95 yum!

 

 

 

J Lohr Los Osos Merlot 2013

 

 

So this week I went with a red wine today too. My pick is from Paso Robles, situated on California’s Central coast and actually Georgia and I visited this winery a couple of years ago, we headed down the coast after shooting our show in Napa Valley.

So J, for Jerry Lohr, has been around since 1974, a hugely successful brand, one of America’s most known wineries, they have two wine centers now, one in San Jose and of course the one we visited. J Lohr is actually one of the few family owned estate-focused wineries of this size.

To the vino, you know me pretty well, how often do I gravitate to Merlot? Not that often right? So this time I did and I was super happy about the J Lohr Osos Merlot 2013 $21.95 I cracked open when I got home!

So this Merlot actually has a substantial dose of Malbec in it, no shrinking violet this wine, bright, seductive aroma of plum and blueberry, full juicy dark fruit flavour and a lengthy finish. PLUS 2013, they are saying is was an extremely strong vintage for Paso Robles!

 

 JLohr Los Osos Merlot 2013 $21.95 

Listen to my review at 5:05 minutes in the radio show.

Episode WL 05-11-2016

 

 

 

 

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Clos du Bois Calcaire Chardonnay 2013

 

This week Georgia and I visited the annual California Wine Fair that took place here in Toronto. Over 150 producers were represented and we thought it would be fun to each select our favourites from the show for this week’s wine pick. There was a lot to choose from, we didn’t try everything but we found some lovely wines.

Susanne enjoys glass of the Clos du Bois Calcaire Chardonnay 2013 at the Toronto California Wine Fair.

 

 Listen to my review at 7:10 minutes in the show on episode WL 04-23-2016

 

I picked a Chardonnay, mine is from the esteemed region well known for their Chardonnay and that is of course Russian River Valley, in the Sonoma Valley. My wine is the 2013 Clos du Bois Calcaire Chardonnay. Just  released in Vintages April 2nd – $29.95 Vintages # 421941

Clos du Bois has been making wines for 4 decades now combining the best of California wines that are both fruit forward with the elegance of the French resulting in wines that are both elegant yet approachable. And this wine certainly is that.

Delicious from the 1st sip as well, with hints of citrus oranges and lemons, beautifully balanced acidity and a lovely long finish. I say a resounding YES to this wine!

 

 

Pitars Prosecco DOC


 
Spring fever is finally upon us and I wanted to kick of the season in style! What better way to celebrate than with a beautiful glass of bubbly. Although I do enjoy a glass of Champagne from time to time its not always in my budget, so I searched out for one of the most popular bubblies out there and that is of course Prosecco.

We know, this sparkling wine must come exclusively from one of two wine growing regions in north eastern Italy which are Veneto and Friuli-Venezia Giulia. In fact the name comes from the Italian village of Prosecco near Trieste and is also the name of the wine and was until recently the name of the grape. Due to a change in regulation in 2009  the “Glera” grape which is a long standing synonym for Prosecco was officially recognized as the proper grape name used to identify this iconic Italian export.

$17.25 per bottle (case of 6). Available through VDF Wines & Spirits.

 

My discovery, the Pitars Prosecco DOC made from a fourth generation, historic and stunning winery located in Friuli. This Prosecco  is lively with zesty fruits and floral notes and  of course, BONUS  its affordability at just  $17.25 per bottle. It’s pretty exclusive too as its not sold through the LCBO but is available exclusively by the case (6) here in Ontario through www.VDFwines.com.

So I an kicking Spring off is style with my Pitars Prosecco! 

 

TUNE in April 14, 2016 to listen to my review at 5:20 minutes in the show. 

 

Episode WL 04-13-2016 

 



E. Guigal Crozes-Hermitage 2012 Shiraz/Syrah

  

 
I think we are on a French kick here today, my wine too hails from the South of France, although from the Northern Rhone and from a very well known and respected family owned house which is E. Guigal.

 


 

This was a juicy syrah, with a syrah, of course, it was juicy! This is a medium bodied wine, not always in the mood for a heavy weight, it was perfect with my baby lamb chops.
A juicy syrah, with notes of spice and hints of earth. It had softer tannins and was definitely a crowd pleaser among all of us at the dinner table. Here in our market it sells for $28.95, from a producer you can always depend on, E. Guigal founded in 1946.

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Listen to my review at 5:02 minutes into the show