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Cabernet Sauvignon

$16.95 – Johnny Q Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

What the Experts Say: Winemaker John Quarisa spent 24 years making big-brand wines before creating his own label. This Cabernet offers good quality, with impressively articulated dark fruit and cassis and a vanilla underbelly. A nice option for lamb burgers. (Vintages...

$19.05 – Red Knot Cabernet Sauvignon

What the Experts Say: Dark ruby colour; aromas of dark berry, light spice with herb and sweet oaky notes; dry, medium-full body, with a firm structure, black currant and plum flavours; and a long finish. What do I think:  Wonderful aroma to start, a fresh and...

Australia – Shiraz

$16.95 – Wolf Blass 2017 Shiraz

Dense, almost inky maroon/purple. On the nose, there’s a light dusting of pepper overtop a rich, plummy, mulberry/blackberry base. The pepper is mostly gone, though, by the time it reaches your lips, at which point an earthy dark fruit assumes the reins in this nicely...

$14.95 – Wakefield Promised Land 2017

Plump and juicy, with a 14% alcohol that complements the arrangement. A little wet forest floor, plums and currants on the nose, leading to a more fleshy red berry palate in this soft Shiraz. I recommend a slight chill to pull away some of the chocolate sweetness. Not...

New Zealand – Pinot Noir

$18.95 – Stoneleigh Marlborough Pinot Noir

Sushi does go with white but we also found out that it goes nicely with this colorful medium bodied flavourful Pinot Noir out of the Marlborough region of New Zealand.  Wonderful aromas and a nice dry finish.  A birthday dinner at Fune Japanese Restaurant, one of my...