Saintsbury 2014 Carneros Chardonnay - 91pts

Saintsbury 2014 Carneros Chardonnay (Carneros) California - USA

Availability: Costco
Cost: $19.99 + taxes USD
Alcohol: 13.5%
Date Tasted: February 21st, 2018

Tasting Notes: A barrel fermented and malolactic induced Chardonnay from Carneros vineyards that manages to remain fresh and vibrant with effortless acidity and a pleasant combination of ripe citrus and lean orchard fruit characters on the medium intense nose and the long, (very long) lasting palate where a lovely element of spice and lemon peel lingers
. Drink 2018-2022.
 - Liam Carrier ©copyright 2018 IconWines.ca

Chateau de Camarsac 2014 Cuvée Prestige - 88pts

Chateau de Camarsac 2014 Cuvée Prestige (Bordeaux Superieur) Bordeaux - France

Availability: Costco
Cost: $15.99-19.99 USD
Alcohol: 13.5%
Date Tasted: February 21st, 2018

Tasting Notes: A blend of 60% Merlot and 40% Cabernet Sauvignon from the Entre-Deux-Mers region of Bordeaux, the 
Cuvée Prestige is a mellow, refined wine with a masculine-leaning flavour profile of spices, licorice, toasted oak, iodine, graphite and a black fruit. Perfect for lean cuts of beef. Drink now-2023.
- Liam Carrier ©copyright 2018 IconWines.ca

Hahn Estate 2016 S.L.H. Pinot Noir - 90pts

Hahn Estate 2016 S.L.H. Pinot Noir (Santa Lucia Highlands) Monterey - California

Availability: Costco
Cost: $17.99-21.99 USD
Alcohol: 14.5%
Date Tasted: February 18th, 2018
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Tasting Notes: Juxtaposed cool-berry and ripe cherry aromas mingle on the appealing nose with added notes of cola and vanilla spice. An easy-to-love palate follows with a touch of residual sugar adding volume and carrying the bright, raspberry and spicy plum flavours. Earth, spice and oak notes linger on the moderate-plus finish. 
Drink now-2021.
 - Liam Carrier ©copyright 2018 IconWines.ca

Stag's Hollow Winery 2015 Renaissance Syrah - 89pts

Stag's Hollow Winery 2015 Renaissance Syrah (Osoyoos East Bench) Okanagan Valley - BC

Availability
: Direct from the winery here
Cost: $35
Alcohol: 14.2%
Date Tasted: February 16th, 2018

Tasting Notes: Feminine in style with a generous, aromatic nose of violets, cherry, strawberry chiffon, spice and a touch of cola and licorice. This Osoyoos-sourced Syrah offers a lively palate with plenty of wild berry acidity and flavours of black cherry, sun-kissed blackberry and blood orange with persistent pepper spice through to the moderate-plus finish. Ready to go now and will hold for 3-4 more years.
 Drink 2018-2022.
 - Liam Carrier ©copyright 2018 IconWines.ca

Stag's Hollow Winery 2015 Renaissance Merlot - 90pts

Stag's Hollow Winery 2015 Renaissance Merlot (Okanagan Falls) Okanagan Valley - BC

Availability
: Direct from the winery here, VQA stores
Cost: $30
Alcohol: 14.5%
Date Tasted: February 14th, 2018

Tasting Notes: Great concentration of ripe berry fruit opens the appealing nose of this home vineyard-sourced, reserve Merlot from the Okanagan Falls winery. The sweet fruit is followed by waves of sweet herbs, oak and mocha aromas. The dark fruit and dark chocolate mint flavoured palate is refreshingly well-balanced with lively, wild berry acidity offsetting the 
full-ish weight. 

Drinking well now, but to maximize your investment I recommend waiting another 2 years, if you have the patience. Drink 2020-2025.
 - Liam Carrier ©copyright 2018 IconWines.ca