David Lawrason

David Lawrason
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There is no right or wrong about what wines you like, or how you enjoy them. But a critic should not reflect personal preferences. Helpful criticism is about knowing quality, rating it objectively and describing any wine based on tasting thousands of wines of all types. I have been doing that since 1986 for the Globe and Mail, Wine Access, Toronto Life and now WineAlign, the best vehicle yet created for comprehensive, democratic wine reviewing. I define quality as pure, balanced and generous expression of origin and winemaking intent - and I have met winemakers with both noble and crassly commercial intent. Price usually does reflect quality, but price should not be factored into ratings. What I can afford , or you can afford, has nothing to do with what the price should be. And finding and recommending the best value wines - at any price - is my mandate and my great pleasure. With WineAlign your chances of finding pleasure in very good wine at the price you can afford just got a whole lot better.

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Chateau Ste. Michelle Indian Wells Merlot 2015, Columbia Valley Bottle Chateau Ste. Michelle Indian Wells Merlot 2015, Columbia Valley
Washington, Usa
408864
Review added: November 28, 2017
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$26.95 High
(550)V
Pendulum Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, Columbia Valley Bottle Pendulum Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, Columbia Valley
Washington, Usa
533711
Review added: November 28, 2017
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$27.95 High
(704)V
River's Edge Barrel Select Pinot Noir 2014, Umpqua Valley Bottle River's Edge Barrel Select Pinot Noir 2014, Umpqua Valley
Oregon, Usa
456764
Review added: November 28, 2017
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$29.95 High
(190)V
Burgess Cabernet Sauvignon 2013, Estate Vineyards, Napa Valley Bottle Burgess Cabernet Sauvignon 2013, Estate Vineyards, Napa Valley
California, Usa
291914
Review added: November 28, 2017
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$72.95 High
(1000+)V
Joseph Phelps Napa Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 Bottle Joseph Phelps Napa Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
California, Usa
189795
Review added: November 28, 2017
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$114.95 High
(209)V
Cannonball Merlot 2014, Sonoma County Bottle Cannonball Merlot 2014, Sonoma County
California, Usa
342824
Review added: November 28, 2017
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$24.95 High
(506)V
Beringer Quantum 2014, Napa Valley Bottle Beringer Quantum 2014, Napa Valley
California, Usa
362400
Review added: November 28, 2017
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$79.95 High
(427)V
Earthquake Zinfandel 2014, Lodi Bottle Earthquake Zinfandel 2014, Lodi
California, Usa
59717
Review added: November 28, 2017
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$43.95 High
(573)V
Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Artemis Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, Napa Valley Bottle Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Artemis Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, Napa Valley
California, Usa
708982
Review added: November 28, 2017
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$79.95 High
(445)V
Stags' Leap Winery Merlot 2014, Napa Valley Bottle Stags' Leap Winery Merlot 2014, Napa Valley
California, Usa
655399
Review added: November 28, 2017
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$44.95 High
(488)V
Duckhorn Goldeneye Pinot Noir 2014, Anderson Valley Bottle Duckhorn Goldeneye Pinot Noir 2014, Anderson Valley
California, Usa
659854
Review added: November 28, 2017
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$69.95 High
(221)V
Z. Alexander Brown Uncaged Cabernet Sauvignon 2015, North Coast Bottle Z. Alexander Brown Uncaged Cabernet Sauvignon 2015, North Coast
California, Usa
478628
Review added: November 28, 2017
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$21.95 High
(1000+)V
Burrowing Owl Meritage 2014, BC VQA Okanagan Valley Bottle
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Burrowing Owl Meritage 2014, BC VQA Okanagan Valley
British Columbia, Canada
343038
Review added: November 28, 2017
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$58.95 High
(296)V
Wildass Red 2014, VQA Niagara On The Lake, Niagara Penninsula Bottle Wildass Red 2014, VQA Niagara On The Lake, Niagara Penninsula
Ontario, Canada
86363
Review added: November 28, 2017
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$19.95 High
(1000+)V
Thirty Bench Winemaker's Blend Red 2015, VQA Beamsville Bench, Niagara Escarpment Bottle Thirty Bench Winemaker's Blend Red 2015, VQA Beamsville Bench, Niagara Escarpment
Ontario, Canada
320986
Review added: November 28, 2017
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$24.20 High
(399)V
The Tragically Hip Fully Completely Grand Reserve Red 2015, VQA Niagara Peninsula Bottle The Tragically Hip Fully Completely Grand Reserve Red 2015, VQA Niagara Peninsula
Ontario, Canada
411595
Review added: November 28, 2017
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$24.95 Low
(1)V
Nals Margreid Punggl Pinot Grigio 2015, Doc Südtirol   Alto Adige Bottle Nals Margreid Punggl Pinot Grigio 2015, Doc Südtirol Alto Adige
Alto Adige, Italy
395756
Review added: November 28, 2017
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$27.95 High
(602)V
Cantina Gallura Piras Vermentino Di Gallura 2015, Docg Bottle Cantina Gallura Piras Vermentino Di Gallura 2015, Docg
Sardinia, Italy
511485
Review added: November 28, 2017
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$15.95 High
(264)V
La Fortessa Taburno Falanghina Del Sannio 2016, Doc Bottle La Fortessa Taburno Falanghina Del Sannio 2016, Doc
Campania, Italy
527630
Review added: November 28, 2017
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$16.95 High
(786)V
Zaccagnini Tralcetto Pinot Grigio 2016, Igt Terre Di Chieti Bottle Zaccagnini Tralcetto Pinot Grigio 2016, Igt Terre Di Chieti
Abruzzo, Italy
527622
Review added: November 28, 2017
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$19.95 High
(331)V
Studert Prüm Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese 2016 Bottle Studert Prüm Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese 2016
Mosel, Germany
912659
Review added: November 28, 2017
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$27.95 High
(1000+)V
Dr. Loosen Blue Slate Riesling Kabinett 2016, Prädikatswein Bottle Dr. Loosen Blue Slate Riesling Kabinett 2016, Prädikatswein
Mosel, Germany
160846
Review added: November 28, 2017
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$22.95 High
(979)V
Château De Beaucastel Coudoulet De Beaucastel Blanc 2015, Ac Côtes De Rhône Bottle Château De Beaucastel Coudoulet De Beaucastel Blanc 2015, Ac Côtes De Rhône
Hungary
48892
Review added: November 28, 2017
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$34.95 High
(429)V
Jean Max Roger Sancerre Cuvée Les Caillottes 2016, Sancerre Bottle Jean Max Roger Sancerre Cuvée Les Caillottes 2016, Sancerre
Loire, France
65573
Review added: November 28, 2017
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$27.95 High
(324)V
Maison Roche De Bellene Vieilles Vignes Bourgogne Chardonnay 2015 Bottle Maison Roche De Bellene Vieilles Vignes Bourgogne Chardonnay 2015
Burgundy, France
299867
Review added: November 28, 2017
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$22.95 High
(985)V
Maison Ambroise Saint Romain 2013, Ac Bottle Maison Ambroise Saint Romain 2013, Ac
Burgundy, France
522185
Review added: November 28, 2017
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$44.95 High
(885)V
Trimbach Riesling 2015, Ac Alsace Bottle Trimbach Riesling 2015, Ac Alsace
Alsace, France
734517
Review added: November 28, 2017
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$22.95 High
(1000+)V
Eradus Sauvignon Blanc 2016, Awatere Valley, Marlborough, South Island Bottle Eradus Sauvignon Blanc 2016, Awatere Valley, Marlborough, South Island
Marlborough, New Zealand
225557
Review added: November 28, 2017
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$19.95 High
(1000+)V
Viña Leyda Reserva Sauvignon Blanc 2016, Valle De Leyda Bottle Viña Leyda Reserva Sauvignon Blanc 2016, Valle De Leyda
Chile
515247
Review added: November 28, 2017
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$14.95 High
(1000+)V
Ritual Chardonnay 2016, Casablanca Valley Bottle Ritual Chardonnay 2016, Casablanca Valley
Casablanca Valley, Chile
533737
Review added: November 28, 2017
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$18.95 High
(1000+)V
Familia Zuccardi Q Chardonnay 2016, Mendoza Bottle Familia Zuccardi Q Chardonnay 2016, Mendoza
Mendoza, Argentina
232702
Review added: November 28, 2017
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$19.95 High
(1000+)V
Brella Pinot Gris 2015, Willamette Valley Bottle Brella Pinot Gris 2015, Willamette Valley
Oregon, Usa
514950
Review added: November 28, 2017
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$21.95 High
(1000+)V
Irony Small Lot Reserve Chardonnay 2015, Napa Valley Bottle Irony Small Lot Reserve Chardonnay 2015, Napa Valley
California, Usa
27409
Review added: November 28, 2017
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$24.95 High
(1000+)V
Martin Ray Chardonnay 2016, Sonoma County Bottle Martin Ray Chardonnay 2016, Sonoma County
California, Usa
57067
Review added: November 28, 2017
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$28.95 High
(1000+)V
Mer Soleil Silver Unoaked Chardonnay 2015 Bottle Mer Soleil Silver Unoaked Chardonnay 2015
California, Usa
220343
Review added: November 28, 2017
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$24.95 High
(523)V
Calera Chardonnay 2015, Central Coast Bottle Calera Chardonnay 2015, Central Coast
California, Usa
713313
Review added: November 28, 2017
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$36.95 High
(1000+)V
Quails' Gate Chardonnay 2015, BC VQA Okanagan Valley Bottle
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Quails' Gate Chardonnay 2015, BC VQA Okanagan Valley
British Columbia, Canada
377770
Review added: November 28, 2017
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$23.95 High
(1000+)V
Peninsula Ridge Barrel Aged Chardonnay 2016, VQA Beamsville Bench, Niagara Peninsula Bottle Peninsula Ridge Barrel Aged Chardonnay 2016, VQA Beamsville Bench, Niagara Peninsula
Ontario, Canada
211490
Review added: November 28, 2017
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$16.95 High
(1000+)V
13th Street June's Vineyard Chardonnay 2015, VQA Creek Shores, Niagara Peninsula Bottle 13th Street June's Vineyard Chardonnay 2015, VQA Creek Shores, Niagara Peninsula
Ontario, Canada
236745
Review added: November 28, 2017
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$21.95 High
(507)V
Megalomaniac Narcissist Riesling 2016, VQA Niagara Peninsula Bottle Megalomaniac Narcissist Riesling 2016, VQA Niagara Peninsula
Ontario, Canada
67587
Review added: November 28, 2017
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$18.95 High
(1000+)V
Enterizo Brut Nature Cava, Traditional Method, Do, Spain Bottle Enterizo Brut Nature Cava, Traditional Method, Do, Spain
Spain
516716
Review added: November 28, 2017
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$14.95 High
(707)V
Le Contesse Brut Prosecco, Single Fermentation, Doc Bottle Le Contesse Brut Prosecco, Single Fermentation, Doc
Veneto, Italy
516583
Review added: November 28, 2017
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$17.95 High
(241)V
Labouré Gontard Brut Crémant De Bourgogne, Traditional Method, Ac, Burgundy, France Bottle Labouré Gontard Brut Crémant De Bourgogne, Traditional Method, Ac, Burgundy, France
Burgundy, France
401018
Review added: November 28, 2017
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$20.95 High
(169)V
Veuve Ambal Grande Cuvée Brut Rosé Crémant De Bourgogne, Traditional Method, Ac, Burgundy, France Bottle Veuve Ambal Grande Cuvée Brut Rosé Crémant De Bourgogne, Traditional Method, Ac, Burgundy, France
Burgundy, France
439257
Review added: November 28, 2017
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$19.95 High
(1000+)V
Nicolas Feuillatte Vintage Brut Champagne 2008 Bottle Nicolas Feuillatte Vintage Brut Champagne 2008
Champagne, France
240085
Review added: November 28, 2017
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$56.95 Medium
(31)V
Larmandier Bernier Longitude Blanc De Blancs Extra Brut 1er Cru Champagne, Ac Bottle Larmandier Bernier Longitude Blanc De Blancs Extra Brut 1er Cru Champagne, Ac
Champagne, France
514737
Review added: November 28, 2017
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$75.95 High
(596)V
Tommasi Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico 2013, Docg Bottle Tommasi Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico 2013, Docg
Veneto, Italy
356220
Review added: November 28, 2017
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$49.95 High
(1000+)V
Banfi Brunello Di Montalcino 2012, Docg Bottle Banfi Brunello Di Montalcino 2012, Docg
Tuscany, Italy
378257
Review added: November 28, 2017
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$56.95 High
(1000+)V
Le Volte Dell'ornellaia 2015, Igt Toscana Bottle Le Volte Dell'ornellaia 2015, Igt Toscana
Tuscany, Italy
964221
Review added: November 28, 2017
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$29.95 High
(995)V
Gérard Bertrand Grenache/Syrah/Mourvèdre Corbières 2014, Ap Bottle Gérard Bertrand Grenache/Syrah/Mourvèdre Corbières 2014, Ap
Languedoc-Roussillon, France
394288
Review added: November 28, 2017
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$16.95 High
(686)V
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