Sylvia Jansen
Banville & Jones Wine Co.
Wine Instructor, Certified Sommelier
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Aromatic and structured, lifted floral, spice and dark fruit, a special wine for a special evening. Or it makes a special evening from a simple meal. Your choice. ps Decanting is best.
Italy » Piedmont, Nebbiolo, with a community rating of 92/100
10 days ago
89.00
Bring out the burgers, add a side of grilled root vegetables, and dress it all up with a slightly chilled bottle of Saint Cosmé. Result: nice evening.
France » Rhône, with a community rating of 89/100
10 days ago
90.00
Give me something dry and delicious; fizzy and red; in fact I want old and new too. Zucchi Lambrusco di Sorbara. It's all of these.
Italy » Emilia-Romagna, Sparkling, Lambrusco di Sorbara, with a community rating of 90/100
10 days ago
90.00
Fragrant and beautiful, medium bodied, complex; ripe but firm tannins, with a long beautiful finish. Makes mushrooms on toast into an art form.
Germany » Rheinhessen, with a community rating of 90/100
90.00
Really good bubbles. A lovely balance of mousse, red and orchard fruit, lively acidity. Paired with summer fare makes for a great evening.
Canada » British Columbia » Okanagan Valley, Sparkling, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, with a community rating of 91/100
90.00
A lovely ligh-bodied beauty. Served slightly chilled, set out a cheese tray; enjoy!
Italy » Trentino-Alto Adige, Schiava, with a community rating of 90/100
91.00
From a tiny BC vineyard gathering a big reputation, Little Farm Chardonnay is fresh and amazingly complex, wonderful food pairing potential.
Canada » British Columbia » Okanagan Valley, Chardonnay, with a community rating of 91/100
93.00
An irreverent blend of 3 unexpected varieties, this is aromatic and yet restrained, with beautiful texture and harmony. Naturally delicious.
Canada » Ontario » Niagara Peninsula, with a community rating of 92/100
93.00
From a great small Champagne house grabbing big attention, the 2008 Grand Cuvée is aromatic, with impressive complexity of fruit and brioche, with intensity and a long, long finish. Move it into a special meal rather than opening as a starter: turns pork loin, lamb or any egg-based dish into an art form.
Community rating: 93/100
91.00
An incredible wine with elegance, balance, and the intensity to stand up to anything from pork chops to green curry to pizza. Really.
Germany » Mosel, Riesling, with a community rating of 92/100
92.00
Chianti Classico that raises the bar. Expressive, concentrated fruit, herbal edge and beautiful length. Decant or cellar.
Italy » Tuscany » Chianti Classico, 2014, Sangiovese, with a community rating of 92/100
90.00
Methode Ancestrale--Taking you to the history of sparkling wine, and to the latest trends, all in the same wine. Bubbly, lemony, tart apple, a lovely mouthfeel and clean finish. A darling from Naramata, BC.
Canada » British Columbia » Okanagan Valley, Sparkling, Chardonnay, with a community rating of 90/100
91.00
A gorgeous New World traditional method sparkling wine, from our own Canada--Nova Scotia, no less. Worthy of celebrations or a great dinner, lifted aromatics of lemon tart, pear, peach, honey, beautiful mousse and a stony edge. Really nice length.
Canada, Sparkling, with a community rating of 91/100
93.00
One of the stars of our Top Shelf Tasting. Elegant, focused, with amazing depth of flavour, lemon tart, butter crust, honied and just the right creaminess.
France » Champagne, Sparkling, with a community rating of 93/100
Sylvia Jansen added a rating for Ventisei Rosato.
91.00
Italian Rosato from Sangiovese, red fruit, interesting texture, lively palate and a great finish. Warmed my heart on a cold night!
Italy » Tuscany, with a community rating of 91/100
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