A look at some of the BEST Canadian wines I've tasted recently.

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The Grape Guy's Top 3

Canadian Edition

March 2016 - Volume 7
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Recently Tasted

Hello <<First Name>>,
It's time for my Canadian Top 3 ... homegrown wines that are all just top notch. In this edition you'll find all three wines are from Canada's West Coast: a Chardonnay, a Merlot and a blend you probably wouldn't expect.


Michael Pinkus - Grape Guy


Black Sage Vineyard 2013 Merlot
($19.95 - Winery) - British Columbia
You hear a lot about BC Merlot being so wonderful – and here is just one more reason why: aromas of mocha, blueberry and chocolate give way to juicy black cherry and cassis on the palate finishing with mocha-raspberry. In the words of the Campbell’s’ Soup people “mmm mmm good”.  
Rating: ****
Joie Farm
2013 Chardonnay Reserve, “En Famille”

($24.00 - Winery Only) – British Columbia
A gorgeous version of BC Chardonnay from Joie Farm, nose and palate meld seamlessly together with a multitude of layered aromas and flavours starting with caramel, butterscotch and spice – then comes vanilla and toasty notes … (read more)
Rating: ****+
Sandhill 2012 Three
($30.50 - Winery Only) - British Columbia
This kitchen sink blend of Barbera (30%), Sangiovese (49%), Merlot (10%), Cabernet Sauvignon (5%), Syrah (3%), and Cabernet Franc (3%) may seem haphazardly put together but some real thought must have gone into it because it turned out so good ... (read more)
Rating: *****
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