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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Mulderbosch Faithful Hound 2014, Wo Western Cape Bottle Mulderbosch Faithful Hound 2014, Wo Western Cape
Stellenbosch, South Africa
922443
Review added: November 20, 2017
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$20.95 High
(292)V
Cloudy Bay Pinot Noir 2015, Marlborough, South Island Bottle Cloudy Bay Pinot Noir 2015, Marlborough, South Island
Marlborough, New Zealand
598813
Review added: November 20, 2017
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$46.95 High
(201)V
Zonte's Footstep Hills Are Alive Shiraz 2015, Adelaide Hills Bottle Zonte's Footstep Hills Are Alive Shiraz 2015, Adelaide Hills
South Australia, Australia
522342
Review added: November 20, 2017
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$19.95 High
(1000+)V
Two Hands Bella's Garden Shiraz 2015, Barossa Valley, South Australia Bottle Two Hands Bella's Garden Shiraz 2015, Barossa Valley, South Australia
South Australia, Australia
636407
Review added: November 20, 2017
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$64.95 High
(1000+)V
Yalumba The Scribbler Cabernet/Shiraz 2013, Barossa, South Australia Bottle Yalumba The Scribbler Cabernet/Shiraz 2013, Barossa, South Australia
South Australia, Australia
165811
Review added: November 20, 2017
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$23.95 High
(746)V
Château Tanunda Newcastle Shiraz/Grenache/Mourvèdre/Cinsault 2014, Barossa, South Australia Bottle Château Tanunda Newcastle Shiraz/Grenache/Mourvèdre/Cinsault 2014, Barossa, South Australia
South Australia, Australia
522334
Review added: November 20, 2017
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$22.95 High
(817)V
Pepper Tree Elderslee Road Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2013, Wrattonbully Bottle Pepper Tree Elderslee Road Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2013, Wrattonbully
South Australia, Australia
522102
Review added: November 20, 2017
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$39.95 High
(200)V
Howard Park Miamup Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, Margaret River, Western Australia Bottle Howard Park Miamup Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, Margaret River, Western Australia
Western Australia, Australia
410019
Review added: November 20, 2017
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$22.95 High
(1000+)V
Viña Tarapacá Gran Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, Maipo Valley Bottle Viña Tarapacá Gran Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, Maipo Valley
Maipo Valley, Chile
18721
Review added: November 20, 2017
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$17.95 High
(856)V
Lapostolle Red Blend 2013, Rapel Valley Bottle Lapostolle Red Blend 2013, Rapel Valley
Rapel Valley, Chile
524892
Review added: November 20, 2017
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$17.95 High
(999)V
Pérez Cruz Reserva Limited Edition Carmenère 2015 Bottle Pérez Cruz Reserva Limited Edition Carmenère 2015
Maipo Valley, Chile
670539
Review added: November 20, 2017
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$19.95 High
(1000+)V
Catena Alta Historic Rows Malbec 2014 Bottle Catena Alta Historic Rows Malbec 2014
Mendoza, Argentina
982355
Review added: November 20, 2017
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$49.95 High
(154)V
Zuccardi Q Cabernet Sauvignon 2013, Gualtallary & La Consulta, Uco Valley, Mendoza Bottle Zuccardi Q Cabernet Sauvignon 2013, Gualtallary & La Consulta, Uco Valley, Mendoza
Mendoza, Argentina
140855
Review added: November 20, 2017
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$19.95 High
(345)V
Finca Flichman Gran Caballero De La Cepa Malbec 2014 Bottle Finca Flichman Gran Caballero De La Cepa Malbec 2014
Mendoza, Argentina
545509
Review added: November 20, 2017
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$16.95 High
(126)V
Benmarco Expresivo 2015, Mendoza Bottle Benmarco Expresivo 2015, Mendoza
Mendoza, Argentina
263517
Review added: November 20, 2017
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$39.95 High
(193)V
Callejón Del Crimen Gran Reserva Malbec 2014, Uco Valley, Mendoza Bottle Callejón Del Crimen Gran Reserva Malbec 2014, Uco Valley, Mendoza
Mendoza, Argentina
357467
Review added: November 20, 2017
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$23.95 High
(325)V
Chateau Ste. Michelle Cabernet Sauvignon 2015, Columbia Valley (1500ml) Bottle Chateau Ste. Michelle Cabernet Sauvignon 2015, Columbia Valley (1500ml)
Washington, Usa
538090
Review added: November 20, 2017
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$44.95 High
(145)V
Hogue Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2013, Wahluke Slope Bottle Hogue Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2013, Wahluke Slope
Washington, Usa
301358
Review added: November 20, 2017
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$29.95 High
(540)V
Domaine Queylus Tradition Pinot Noir 2014, VQA Niagara Peninsula Bottle
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Domaine Queylus Tradition Pinot Noir 2014, VQA Niagara Peninsula
Ontario, Canada
392738
Review added: November 20, 2017
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$29.95 High
(662)V
Nomad At Hinterbrook Wanderlove 2013, Niagara Lakeshore Bottle
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Nomad At Hinterbrook Wanderlove 2013, Niagara Lakeshore
Ontario, Canada
519934
Review added: November 20, 2017
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$19.95 High
(179)W
Stratus Red 2013, VQA Niagara On The Lake Bottle Stratus Red 2013, VQA Niagara On The Lake
Ontario, Canada
131037
Review added: November 20, 2017
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$48.20 None
(0)V
Castello Della Sala Bramìto Del Cervo Chardonnay 2016, Igt Umbria Bottle Castello Della Sala Bramìto Del Cervo Chardonnay 2016, Igt Umbria
Umbria, Italy
176792
Review added: November 20, 2017
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$24.95 High
(311)V
Joseph Mellot Sancerre La Chatellenie 2016, Sancerre Bottle Joseph Mellot Sancerre La Chatellenie 2016, Sancerre
Loire, France
525154
Review added: November 20, 2017
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$29.95 High
(1000+)V
Domaine Daniel étienne Defaix Côtes De Lechet Chablis 1er Cru 2003, Ac Bottle Domaine Daniel étienne Defaix Côtes De Lechet Chablis 1er Cru 2003, Ac
Burgundy, France
470435
Review added: November 20, 2017
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$53.95 High
(484)V
Henri De Villamont Montagny 1er Cru 2014, Ac Bottle Henri De Villamont Montagny 1er Cru 2014, Ac
Burgundy, France
522151
Review added: November 20, 2017
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$40.95 High
(909)V
Louis Jadot Marsannay 2011, Ac Bottle Louis Jadot Marsannay 2011, Ac
Burgundy, France
522136
Review added: November 20, 2017
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$41.95 High
(546)V
Domaines Schlumberger Kessler Riesling 2014, Ac Alsace Grand Cru Bottle Domaines Schlumberger Kessler Riesling 2014, Ac Alsace Grand Cru
Alsace, France
61176
Review added: November 20, 2017
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$27.95 High
(807)V
De Wetshof Finesse Lesca Estate Chardonnay 2016, Wo Robertson Bottle De Wetshof Finesse Lesca Estate Chardonnay 2016, Wo Robertson
Robertson, South Africa
355438
Review added: November 20, 2017
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$24.95 High
(1000+)V
Stoneleigh Latitude Sauvignon Blanc 2017, Marlborough, South Island Bottle Stoneleigh Latitude Sauvignon Blanc 2017, Marlborough, South Island
Marlborough, New Zealand
324228
Review added: November 20, 2017
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$21.95 High
(1000+)V
Concha Y Toro Marqués De Casa Concha Chardonnay 2015, Limarí Valley Bottle Concha Y Toro Marqués De Casa Concha Chardonnay 2015, Limarí Valley
Limari Valley, Chile
342857
Review added: November 20, 2017
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$19.95 High
(669)V
Chateau Ste. Michelle Riesling 2015, Columbia Valley Bottle Chateau Ste. Michelle Riesling 2015, Columbia Valley
Washington, Usa
685651
Review added: November 20, 2017
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$16.95 High
(783)V
Bachelder Oregon Chardonnay 2014, Willamette Valley Bottle Bachelder Oregon Chardonnay 2014, Willamette Valley
Oregon, Usa
273334
Review added: November 20, 2017
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$24.95 High
(265)V
Tawse Sketches Of Niagara Riesling 2015, VQA Niagara Peninsula Bottle
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Tawse Sketches Of Niagara Riesling 2015, VQA Niagara Peninsula
Ontario, Canada
89029
Review added: November 20, 2017
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$18.95 High
(1000+)V
Henry Of Pelham Estate Chardonnay 2016, VQA Short Hills Bench, Niagara Peninsula Bottle Henry Of Pelham Estate Chardonnay 2016, VQA Short Hills Bench, Niagara Peninsula
Ontario, Canada
268342
Review added: November 20, 2017
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$19.95 High
(1000+)V
Charles Baker Picone Vineyard Riesling 2014, VQA Vinemount Ridge, Niagara Escarpment Bottle Charles Baker Picone Vineyard Riesling 2014, VQA Vinemount Ridge, Niagara Escarpment
Ontario, Canada
241182
Review added: November 20, 2017
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$35.20 High
(628)V
Hidden Bench Estate Chardonnay 2015, VQA Beamsville Bench, Niagara Escarpment Bottle
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Hidden Bench Estate Chardonnay 2015, VQA Beamsville Bench, Niagara Escarpment
Ontario, Canada
68817
Review added: November 20, 2017
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$29.95 High
(1000+)V
Tzafona Cellars Cold Climate Unoaked Chardonnay Kp 2015, VQA Niagara Peninsula Bottle Tzafona Cellars Cold Climate Unoaked Chardonnay Kp 2015, VQA Niagara Peninsula
Ontario, Canada
485276
Review added: November 20, 2017
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$22.95 High
(519)V
Drappier Millésime Exception Champagne 2012, Ac Bottle Drappier Millésime Exception Champagne 2012, Ac
Champagne, France
513895
Review added: November 20, 2017
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$74.95 High
(464)V
Moët & Chandon Grand Vintage Brut Rosé Champagne 2008, Ac Bottle Moët & Chandon Grand Vintage Brut Rosé Champagne 2008, Ac
Champagne, France
69831
Review added: November 20, 2017
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$98.95 High
(265)V
Fess Parker Bien Nacido Vineyard Pinot Noir 2014, Santa Barbara Bottle Fess Parker Bien Nacido Vineyard Pinot Noir 2014, Santa Barbara
California, Usa
209858
Review added: November 20, 2017
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$64.95 High
(341)V
Shafer One Point Five Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, Stags Leap District, Napa Valley Bottle Shafer One Point Five Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, Stags Leap District, Napa Valley
California, Usa
45476
Review added: November 20, 2017
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$154.95 High
(767)V
Ridge Geyserville 2015, Alexander Valley, Sonoma County Bottle Ridge Geyserville 2015, Alexander Valley, Sonoma County
California, Usa
723072
Review added: November 20, 2017
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$64.95 High
(382)V
Stags' Leap The Leap Cabernet Sauvignon 2013, Napa Valley Bottle Stags' Leap The Leap Cabernet Sauvignon 2013, Napa Valley
California, Usa
142844
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$99.95 Medium
(27)V
Silver Oak Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 Bottle Silver Oak Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
California, Usa
936039
Review added: November 20, 2017
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$184.95 High
(953)V
Duckhorn Merlot 2014, Napa Valley Bottle Duckhorn Merlot 2014, Napa Valley
California, Usa
992529
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$64.95 High
(68)V
Caymus Special Selection Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 Bottle Caymus Special Selection Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
California, Usa
711663
Review added: November 20, 2017
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$199.95 Medium
(12)V
Archimedes Cabernet Sauvignon 2013, Alexander Valley, Sonoma County Bottle Archimedes Cabernet Sauvignon 2013, Alexander Valley, Sonoma County
California, Usa
431825
Review added: November 20, 2017
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$79.95 High
(289)V
Ravenswood Teldeschi Single Vineyard Zinfandel 2013, Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County Bottle Ravenswood Teldeschi Single Vineyard Zinfandel 2013, Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County
California, Usa
684589
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$44.95 High
(94)V
Far Niente Chardonnay 2015, Napa Valley Bottle Far Niente Chardonnay 2015, Napa Valley
California, Usa
539130
Review added: November 20, 2017
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$108.95 High
(431)V
Freemark Abbey Chardonnay 2015, Napa Valley Bottle Freemark Abbey Chardonnay 2015, Napa Valley
California, Usa
361949
Review added: November 20, 2017
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$44.95 High
(476)V
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