Sylvia Jansen
Banville & Jones Wine Co.
Wine Instructor, Certified Sommelier
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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
5 days ago
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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
5 days ago
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.
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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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A juicy match to simple pasta, tomatoes tossed in olive oil: Sin Cero, core of red fruit, balanced acidity and pure deliciousness.
Italy » Veneto, with a community rating of 90/100
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Unusual St. Laurent, like Pinot Noir with attitude: impressive aromatics, forest berries, long finish. Makes winter roast beautiful.
Austria, Saint Laurent, with a community rating of 90/100
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Fruity, zippy, stony edge, textured: sure, oysters are great, but really, this wine makes french fries and mayonnaise an art form.
France » Loire Valley, Melon de Bourgogne (Muscadet), with a community rating of 90/100
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Beautiful new world Pinot Noir, complex, aromatic. Memorable with wild mushroom risotto. Tiny production, each bottle is numbered.
South Africa, 2016, Pinot Noir, with a community rating of 95/100
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Stunning aromatic Dolcetto from 60+ year old vines. Amazingly versatile, delicious with anything roasted, sauced or tossed.
Italy » Piedmont, Dolcetto, with a community rating of 90/100
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Rich and firm, complex fruits, spice, pepper and balanced tannins; it is smooth with lovely length. Totally versatile!
France » Rhône, Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre, with a community rating of 93/100
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