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SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2017

VINTAGES

33

UNCORK SOMETHING GREAT • SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2017

USA

– REDWINE

CALIFORNIA

FOLIE À DEUX ZINFANDEL 2013

Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County

TASTING NOTE: Dark dusty garnet color. Fruity, toasty

aromas and flavors of dried berries, spiced cherries,

s’mores, and hint of incense with a silky, vibrant, fruity

medium body and a silky, engaging, medium-long

vanilla cream, spiced oranges and apples, praline, and

pepper finish with soft, chewy tannins and light oak.

A nicely balanced and flavorful zinfandel with great

versatility. Gold Medal. Exceptional. Score:

93

(

tastings.com

, April 11, 2016 )

Full-bodied & Smooth

147231

(D)

750 mL

$27.95

2

MANIFESTO ZINFANDEL 2015

Lodi

TASTING NOTE: Mixed spice, chocolate and wisps

of red licorice aromas waft easily from this medium-

full bodied, generously textured, fruit-filled Zin.

It envelops the palate with sweet fruit – cherry and

raspberry – decorated with cherry cordial nicely

balanced with delectable tang from racy passionfruit

flavour. It’s value-packed and finishes with replays

and plenty of charm. You’ll find plenty of takers when

served with grilled meat, especially ribs mopped

with spicy barbecue sauce. Score:

HHHHJ

(Vic

Harradine,

winecurrent.com

, June 29, 2017)

Full-bodied & Smooth

472472

(XD)

750 mL

$20.95

2

OREGON

DOMAINE DROUHIN OREGON

PINOT NOIR 2014

Dundee Hills

Paul Gregutt called this wine “Rich and textural ...

woven together seamlessly ... forward and juicy, yet

built for medium-term aging ...” and suggested a

drinking window extending through 2026. (

Wine

Enthusiast

, Aug. 1, 2016)

TASTING NOTE: There’s a focus and precision to

this pinot with refined tannins and beautiful fruit.

A medium to full body characterised a firm, polished

and tight center palate of fruit and tannins. Drink

now. Score:

94

(James Suckling,

jamessuckling.com

,

Nov. 2, 2016)

Medium-bodied & Fruity

961284

(XD)

750 mL

$49.95

2

BRITISH COLUMBIA

BURROWING OWL ATHENE 2014

6

BC VQA Okanagan Valley

The Athene (a-THEE-nee) takes its name from the

burrowing owl, a.k.a., Athene cunicularia. Hand-

harvested and sourced from the Black Sage Bench,

this is a co-fermented blend of Syrah and Cabernet

Sauvignon. This wine is a consistent, effortlessly

powerful stunner that will deliver superb depth of

cassis, black fruit, cocoa, tobacco, pepper, violet,

oak spice and woodsmoke. One of this wine’s most

appealing traits is its unerring ability to balance its

intensity, structure and firmness with overall elegance.

You will find this to be a ripe, round wine that will pair

beautifullywith roast beef or lamb stew.

Full-bodied & Firm

371336

(XD)

750 mL

$44.95

2

USA

–WHITEWINE

OREGON

BACHELDER OREGON

CHARDONNAY 2014

Willamette Valley

TASTING NOTE: ... a veritable intertwine of mineral,

fruit and energy like there is no tomorrow. Also

welcome to the lengthy one. The barrel is a caramel

pillow, a downy wooden bench, a soft French cream

dream. Drinkable is the understatement, pleasure

the song. Willamette Dammit. Drink 2017-2020.

Tasted July 2017. Score:

90

(Michael Godel,

winealign.com

, July 30, 2017)

Full-bodied & Rich

273334

(XD)

750 mL

$24.95

2

WASHINGTON

CHATEAU STE. MICHELLE RIESLING 2015

Columbia Valley

TASTING NOTE: A vibrant tinned peach and honey

character marks this Riesling out as a fruit forward, juicy

style. Zesty lime juice acidity balances the 15 grams

per litre of residual sugar, lending a sumptuous touch to

this wine. DrinkingWindow: 2017-2020. Score:

89

(James Button,

decanter.com

, March 12, 2017 )

Aromatic & Flavourful

685651

(D)

750 mL

$16.95

2