Spot Offer #117: Mr Riggs “Cold Chalk” Chardonnay
94/100 Points: “Long and lively; packed with fruit concentration, citrus purity and white flowers. Green melon, smooth nutty oak, with hints of vanilla, build palate weight, nuances of spice, and other textural components. Good minerality and sour acidity pulses throughout the finish.”
Wine of the Week #1536: The Ultimate Noodle Wine – Under $13!
90/100 Points (Gord Stimmell – Toronto Star) “Some Gewürztraminers are over the top with screaming lychee and rose petals. But this, while full of subtle floral notes, seduces the palate with slightly sweet complexity. Joseph Drathen 2013 Gewürztraminer Kabinett: Honeydew melon, mild lychee nut, honeycomb and lime sorbet aromas tantalize, while off-dry flavours dish up jasmine, clover blossom and quince with a lemon tart finish.”
Wine of the Week #1518: Drathen Gewurztraminer
“The Gewürztraminer from Drathen is amazingly refreshing. Some Gewürztraminers are over the top with screaming lychee and rose petals. But this, while full of subtle floral notes, seduces the palate with slightly sweet complexity. Joseph Drathen 2013 Gewürztraminer Kabinett: Honeydew melon, mild lychee nut, honeycomb and lime sorbet aromas tantalize, while off-dry flavours dish up jasmine, clover blossom and quince with a lemon tart finish. Food suggestion: Coconut shrimp or pad Thai.” – 90/100 Points, Gord Stimmell (Toronto Star)
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