Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc

imageLCBO#: 35386
Price: $19.95
Made in: Marlborough, New Zealand
By: Kim Crawford

Been eyeing Kim Crawford wines for a while, but always a little over our budget. From time to time it comes on special at the LCBO, so this time I jumped on it. Wow, am I glad too ! Bursting with aromas and flavours of tropical fruits. Great to drink alone. Even with red meat, it taste as good. Not much else to say about this great summer white wine. What are you waiting for… just buy it !!

Rating: 4.2/5

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Trius Cabernet Sauvignon Vintage 2012

IMG_4378.JPGLCBO#: 587956
Price: $12.95
Made in: Ontario, Canada
By: Andres Wines Ltd.

Beautiful candy nose with loads of berries, alcohol, hints of leather balanced with oak, giving this one some vanilla. Eventually, cherries come out, and later, plums. Unfortunately, that’s where it stops. The taste is very watered down, and the finish cuts short. It does get a little better with time and food, but nothing close to saving this Cabernet Sauvignon (which we expected a little more bite). One of our favourite wine a few years back was a Trius. Not this one.

Rating: 2.3/5

Apothic White

LCBO#: 419978
Total Wine#: 120321750-1
Price: $16.95
Made in: California, USA
By: E. & J. Gallo Winery

Had this one in the United States on a visit there, before it was available in Canada. Now available at the LCBO. Very sweet nose with grapes and hints of apple. Where the Apothic fame comes out, is the vanilla in the taste, in the finish especially. Not a bad wine, but gets heavy in the end. Too sweet overall, just too rich. Would not have more than one glass.

Rating: 2.8/5

Apothic Rose

Everything Wine#: 691535
Price: unknown
Made in: California, USA
By: E. & J. Gallo Winery
Year: 2012

This limited release was purchased on our trip to Maine. Pours a clean pink-red colour. Sour aromas over the berries. Easy drinking with balanced mild dryness, sourness, fruitiness and sweetness. No vanilla like their other two wines tried (red and wine). Nice, but not a real rosé. Was awesome to try a limited Apothic wine, but would not have again. Their best label yet. P.S. Looks like this is no longer available when searching for it in 2016.

Rating: 3.2/5