On the Road with the Grape Guy

Rogers & Company Tasting 2023

04 Mar 2024

(October 2023) … These guys carry some of the most iconic premium labels that come into the province of Ontario: from Champagne to Napa Valley Cabs, Rogers has the big names collectors want in their cellars. The iconic Cabs from Forman, O’Shaughnessy, Dominus, etc. don’t need my help to sell bottles of wine – but this agency also has an eye for other wines from around the world. I turned my main focus onto those wines.

Let’s take a look at those that impressed.


Three and a Half stars

Marques de Murrieta 2011 Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial (Spain)
Tenute Orestiadi 2021 Nero d’Avola DOC (Sicily)
Vins Denuziere 2020 Cotes du Rhone (France)

Three and a Half Plus stars

Bodegas Martinez Lacuesta 2019 Crianza (Spain)
Buehler Vineyards 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley (California)
Calera 2021 Central Coast Chardonnay (California) Peay Vineyards
Duckhorn 2021 Decoy Limited Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (California)
Giovanni Rosso 2021 Langhe Nebbiolo (Piedmont)
Peay Vineyards 2020 Estate Pinot Noir (California)
Ponzi Vineyards 2021 Tavola Pinot Noir (Oregon)
Porter & Plot 2020 Chardonnay (California)
Vignole 2018 “Campicaia” Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG (Tuscany)
Vins Denuziere 2020 Saint-Joseph (Rhone Valley)

Four stars

Rogers 3Altesino 2018 Brunello di Montalcino Montosoli (Tuscany)
Astrolabe 2020 Marlborough Pinot Noir (New Zealand)
Astrolabe 2022 Sauvignon Blanc (New Zealand)
Bevan Cellars 2021 Tenah Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon (California)
Duckhorn 2020 “Three Palms” Vineyard Napa Valley Merlot (California)
Shafer 2019 “Hillside Select” Cabernet Sauvignon (California)

Four Plus stars

Avignonesi 2018 Vino Nobile di Montepulciano (Tuscany) Rogers 4
Marques de Murrieta 2019 Dalmau (Spain)
Ridge Vineyards 2021 Lytton Springs (California)
Tenute Falezza 2019 Valpolicella Ripasso Superiore DOC (Veneto)
Vine Hill Ranch 2019 “VHR” Cabernet Sauvignon (California)

Four and a Half Plus stars

Rogers 5Blue Mountain NV Brut (British Columbia)
Bodegas Martinez Lacuesta 2015 Campeador Reserva (Spain)
Peay Vineyard 2021 Pinot Noir “Pomariium” West Sonoma Coast (California)


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