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This week, three tasty reds from Vintages outlets.

Capezzana Barco Reale di Carmignano 2003 (Tuscany)
$17.95 (Vintages #508531)
This blend of Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Canaiolo is Vintages' Wine of the Month. Deep ruby in colour, it has a nose of cherry, cherry pits and cedar. It's medium-bodied with a dry, savoury taste, sour cherry flavour, good acidity and a firm finish. ***½
Food match: tomato-based pasta dishes; chicken cacciatore

Austin Hope Winery Westside Red 2002 (California)
$19.95 (Vintages #682831)
A Rhône-style blend of Syrah, Grenache and Mourvèdre. Dense ruby colour; cedar, blackberry nose; full-bodied, ripe fruit, sweet blackberry flavour with vanilla oak and a solid finish. ***½
Food match: Pepper steak; BBQ ribs

Two Hands Lucky Country Shiraz Cabernet 2004 (Australia)
$15.95 (Vintages #642702)
Dense purple-ruby in colour with a nose of cedar and crushed berry fruit; full-bodied and taut with spicy dark chocolate and black licorice flavours, finishes firmly. ****
Food match: rack of lamb; grilled steak

 

 

 

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