Sylvia Jansen
Banville & Jones Wine Co.
Wine Instructor, Certified Sommelier
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Sylvia Jansen added a rating for Majella Riesling.
Think again about Riesling. Think dry. Think tropical fruit, lime zest, zippy acidity. Think seafood, salad or spice. And enjoy.
Australia » South Australia » Limestone Coast » Coonawarra, Riesling, with a community rating of 89/100
One day ago
Mencia, a new-old grape variety that deserves attention. Smooth, balanced medium-bodied red with enchanting aromatics and balance.
Spain » Castilla Y Leon » Bierzo, Mencía, with a community rating of 90/100
9 days ago
Tyler Harlton promises "by hand" production, and his Pinot Noir is an elegant, expressive beauty. Serve on the cool side.
Canada » British Columbia » Okanagan Valley, Pinot Noir, with a community rating of 90/100
9 days ago
An expressive, smooth, Cab. Pair with a special grilled treat from the barbecue, or pair with a burger to make the meal special.
United States » California, 2015, Cabernet Sauvignon
Another nice Rosé to add to summer enjoyment, either on the patio or at dinner: fruit-driven, yet dry and refreshing.
Spain » Aragon » Campo de Borja, Garnacha, with a community rating of 89/100
Nice bubbly. Citrus, peach, Anjou pear and bready aromatics, racy acidity, and beautiful texture, great with summer salads.
France » Loire Valley, Sparkling, with a community rating of 90/100
Easy to love, hard to pigeon-hole. Orange wine (skin contact white), generous, with textural interest on the palate. Exciting!
Slovenia, with a community rating of 90/100
There's something beautiful coming your way. It has grip, it has charm, it is red and it is irresistible. Tuscan red with flair.
Italy » Tuscany, with a community rating of 93/100
Nice ripe fruit, the warmth of a south-of-France summer, and an edge of dried herbs. Beautiful. Our Alex helped make this wine!
France » Languedoc-Roussillon » Côtes du Roussillon, with a community rating of 90/100
Soft easy-going gluggy everyday red, smooth, with nice balance. A perennial customer favourite for a reason!
Spain, Garnacha, Tempranillo
Alias is deep and dark, layers of rich cassis and cedar, great for grilled steak. Start the barbecue.
United States » California, Cabernet Sauvignon, with a community rating of 90/100
Deep and dark, black fruits and cocoa notes, with a surprising freshness, bracing tannins, medium sweetness. Open now and decant for a few hours or cellar for another 20 years. Really.
Portugal » Porto e Douro, 2011, Fortified
Elegant wine. Dark fruit, layered spice, herbs, background oak, ripe tannins, balanced acidity, long finish. Pairing, nice stew.
Portugal » Porto e Douro
Not your garden variety Soave. Great crunchy fruit, nice almond note, intense and fresh, bright and beautiful.
Italy » Veneto, with a community rating of 91/100
Cool climate Chile. Medium bodied, lovely and aromatic with red fruits, smooth tannins, a slight smokey edge to the finish. Nice!
Chile » Coquimbo » Elqui Valley, Pinot Noir, with a community rating of 90/100
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