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Daenna Van Mulligan
 
September 16, 2021 | Daenna Van Mulligan

TheWineDiva.ca/WineScores.ca - 2021 Releases, 13 wines rated 90+ Points

Moon Curser Syrah 2019 - 92 Points

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Moon Curser Dead of Night 2019 - 92 Points

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Moon Curser Touriga Nacional 2019 - 92 Points

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Moon Curser Tempranillo 2019 - 92 Points

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Moon Curser Viognier 2020 - 92 Points

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Moon Curser Border Vines 2019 - 91 Points

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Moon Curser Petit Verdot 2019 - 91 Points

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Moon Curser Dolcetto 2020 - 91 Points

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Moon Curser Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 - 91 Points

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Moon Curser Carménère 2019 - 91 Points

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Moon Curser Contraband Syrah 2019 - 91 Points

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Moon Curser Malbec 2019 - 90 Points

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Moon Curser Arneis 2020 - 90 Points

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Time Posted: Sep 16, 2021 at 12:25 PM Permalink to TheWineDiva.ca/WineScores.ca - 2021 Releases, 13 wines rated 90+ Points Permalink
Daenna Van Mulligan
 
January 12, 2021 | Daenna Van Mulligan

TheWineDiva.ca/WineScores.ca - 2020 Releases, 10 wines above 90 Points

Moon Curser Roussanne Marsanne 2019 - 92 Points

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Moon Curser Touriga Nacional 2018 - 92 Points

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Moon Curser Syrah 2018 - 92 Points

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Moon Curser Tempranillo 2018 - 92 Points

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Moon Curser Dolcetto 2019 - 91 Points

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Moon Curser Arneis 2019 - 91 Points

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Moon Curser Viognier 2019 - 91 Points

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Moon Curser Dead of Night 2018 - 90 Points

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Moon Curser Malbec 2018 - 90 Points

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Moon Curser Contraband Syrah 2018 - 90 Points

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Moon Curser Border Vines 2018 - 89 Points

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Moon Curser Cavernet Sauvignon 2017 - 89 Points

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Moon Curser Carménère 2018 - 88 Points

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Moon Curser Moonlit 2019 - 88 Points

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Time Posted: Jan 12, 2021 at 10:49 AM Permalink to TheWineDiva.ca/WineScores.ca - 2020 Releases, 10 wines above 90 Points Permalink
Daenna Van Mulligan
 
November 30, 2019 | Daenna Van Mulligan

TheWineDiva.ca/WineScores.ca - TOP 50: 2019 - Touriga Nacional 2017 - 93 Points

"Moon Curser Touriga Nacional, Okanagan Valley BC

93 Points


Region: Okanagan Valley Oliver / Osoyoos
Vintage: 2017
Winery: $40.0 limited release
BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -30841

 

WineDiva's Review

Levity, complexity, singular.
One of Portugal's darling varieties, Touriga is a rare find outside of the Iberian borders.
Moon Curser's version outstanding; sour cherries and rhubarb, sweet and savoury spices, strawberry compote and tealeaf, leather and iodine aromas dominate the nose. The palate is fresh and juicy yet supple and classic. A delicious red with good persistent and lingering white pepper on the finish.

 

Recommended Pairings
Rich Meats , Cheese - Hard/Aged, Cellar Keepers"

 

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Time Posted: Nov 30, 2019 at 9:37 AM Permalink to TheWineDiva.ca/WineScores.ca - TOP 50: 2019 - Touriga Nacional 2017 - 93 Points Permalink
Daenna Van Mulligan
 
November 27, 2019 | Daenna Van Mulligan

TheWineDiva.ca/WineScores.ca - Border Vines '17 - 92 Points, Dead of Night '17 - 92 Points, Petit Verdot '17 - 90 Points

"Moon Curser 'Border Vines' Okanagan Valley BC
92 Points

Region: Okanagan Valley Oliver / Osoyoos
Vintage: 2017
AB: $26.0 +price will vary
BC Private Wine Stores: $26.0 +price will vary
SK: $26.0 +price will vary
Winery: $25.99
BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -783936

 

WineScores' Review

Savoury, expressivet, chewy.
The Border Vines is Moon Curser's Meritage or Bordeaux cuvee: Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Carmenere, Malbec and Petit Verdot.
A pretty red, it expresses bold purple berries, violets and vanilla, sarsaparilla and mocha with hints of wet cedar. The palate is juicy with chewy tannins, plenty of appealing fruit and a lengthy cedary finish.
Decant before serving and pair with grilled meat, hearty bean stews or aged, hard cheeses.
 
Recommended Pairings
Rich Meats , Barbeque, French Food

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Moon Curser 'Dead of Night', Okanagan Valley BC
92 Points

Region: Okanagan Valley Oliver / Osoyoos
Vintage: 2017
BC Private Wine Stores: $40.0 + price will vary
Winery: $40.0
BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -806117

 

WineScores' Review

Fragrant, succulent, complete.
Dead of Nightis a blend of Tannat (Madiran's tannic red variety) and Syrah, both from the South Okanagan.
It is a fragrant red, redolent with sweet cherries and baking spices, plum jam and violets, sarsaparilla and mocha. Fresh and balanced, savoury yet sweet; it has a spicy cocoa and espresso finish
 
Recommended Pairings
Rich Meats , Barbeque, Game Day Wines

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Moon Curser Petit Verdot, Okanagan Valley BC
90 Points

Region: Okanagan Valley Oliver / Osoyoos
Vintage: 2017
Winery: $31.0 winery only
BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -20982
 

WineScores' Review

Fresh, firm, grippy.
This Osoyoos-based winery continues to produce a unique assortment of great wine and win kudos for them.
The Petit Verdot is inky and always laden with purple berries as well as violets, vanilla, baking spice, espresso and licorice. The palate is fresh on the entry and grows more powerful into the mid-palate; firm and chocolaty with expressive fruit and a grippy finish.
 
Recommended Pairings
Rich Meats, Barbeque, Cheese - Hard/Aged"

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Time Posted: Nov 27, 2019 at 9:41 AM Permalink to TheWineDiva.ca/WineScores.ca - Border Vines '17 - 92 Points, Dead of Night '17 - 92 Points, Petit Verdot '17 - 90 Points Permalink
Daenna Van Mulligan
 
October 1, 2019 | Daenna Van Mulligan

Montecristo Magazine - Warm Up With Our Fall Wine Picks

"Moon Curser Tempranillo, 2017

Beata and Chris Tolley established South Okanagan’s Moon Curser Vineyards (originally named Twisted Tree Vineyards) on an old orchard in Osoyoos in 2004. Moon Curser refers to the border town’s history of gold smuggling: during the Gold Rush, miners would attempt midnight crossings hoping to avoid customs officers, however the brightness of the moon would often foil their plans for a clean getaway and, naturally, they would curse it. Now synonymous with making uniquely outstanding wines from varietals rarely or never seen elsewhere in Canada, Moon Curser’s 2017 tempranillo (a variety classic to Spain’s Rioja region) offers sweet vanilla, strawberries, tealeaf, and leather aromas. It is fresh and balanced and has a faintly spicy finish."

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Time Posted: Oct 1, 2019 at 11:44 AM Permalink to Montecristo Magazine - Warm Up With Our Fall Wine Picks Permalink
Daenna Van Mulligan
 
May 14, 2018 | Daenna Van Mulligan

Wine Scores - Moon Curser 'Dead of Night' 2014, Okanagan Valley BC 92 Points

"Region: Okanagan Valley Oliver / Osoyoos 
Vintage: 2014 

Moon Curser 'Dead of Night', Okanagan Valley BC
92 Points

WineScores' Review

Potent, expressive, plush. 
Moon Curser is named for gold-smugglers trying to cross the Canada, U.S. border under the cover of darkness during the gold rush era. Often the brightness of the moon would foil their plans and they would be caught in their illegal activities. 
The Dead of Night is a blend of Tannat (Madiran's tannic red grape variety) and Syrah, both from the South Okanagan. 
Rich and chocolaty with kirsch, sarsaparilla, toffee and mocha aromas, which rolls into a plush and potent, spicy and generous palate. It is an opulent wine, modern but well structured.
Delicious." 

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Time Posted: May 14, 2018 at 3:20 PM Permalink to Wine Scores - Moon Curser 'Dead of Night' 2014, Okanagan Valley BC 92 Points Permalink
Daenna Van Mulligan
 
January 1, 2018 | Daenna Van Mulligan

Wine Scores.ca - Wine Scores for Moon Curser Vineyards

92 points, 91 points, 90 points; plenty of good numbers here..Read more Click Here.

Time Posted: Jan 1, 2018 at 10:14 AM Permalink to Wine Scores.ca - Wine Scores for Moon Curser Vineyards Permalink
Daenna Van Mulligan
 
July 29, 2011 | Daenna Van Mulligan

Wine Scores - 2009 Dead of Night

By: Daenna Van Mulligen, Wine Diva, June 29, 2011

The formerly-known-as Twisted Tree, has undergone a momentous overhaul with dark yet intriguing paper-cut labels created by New York-based artist Andrea Dezso. Deszo's work has been exhibited at several museums and galleries worldwide as well as two subway stations in NYC... / Read More

Time Posted: Jul 29, 2011 at 10:45 AM Permalink to Wine Scores - 2009 Dead of Night Permalink
Daenna Van Mulligan
 
July 29, 2011 | Daenna Van Mulligan

Wine Scores - 2010 Viognier

By: Daenna Van Mulligen, Wine Diva, June 29, 2011

Expect another winning vintage of Viognier for the Chris and Beata Tolley, owners of Moon Curser.
It's again a wonderfully fragrant white with notes of exotic spices, lime and pink grapefruit, orange blossoms, honey, ginger and stone fruits. It's nicely weighted on the palate with an oily/slick texture and great concentration. Excellent viognier character, fresh not flabby, with a long spicy finish... / Read More

Time Posted: Jul 29, 2011 at 10:43 AM Permalink to Wine Scores - 2010 Viognier Permalink
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