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Deakin Estate Chardonnay 2005 (Victoria, Australia)
$10.05 (LCBO #588418)
A bold, full-bodied Chardonnay at a bargain price. Straw colour; intense, pear, pineapple and oak nose; mouth-filling sweet fruit with a spicy, smoky note. Good value. ***½
Food match: pork ribs; pineapple chicken

Rodney Strong Cabernet Sauvignon 2003 (California)
$24.95 (Vintages #226944)
A flavourful New World Cab. Deep ruby colour with a bouquet of cedar, vanilla oak and blackcurrants; dry cassis flavour with a rose petal note; full-bodied and nicely balanced with a firm tannic finish. ****
Food match: rack of lamb; pepper steak

Flat Rock Twisted 2005 (Ontario)
$18.95 (Vintages #1578 or through www.winerytohome.com)
An interesting blend of Gewürztraminer, Riesling and Chardonnay. Medium straw colour; a perfumed nose with floral, sweet grapefruit and lychee notes; medium-bodied, off-dry, spicy and aromatic with a lychee, nectarine and lime flavours. ****
Food match: Thai dishes; smoked salmon

 

 

 

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