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680 NEWS wine reviews – September 15–17, 2006 

Torres Atrium Merlot 2004
Miguel Torres is one of the world's most influential winemakers. The company owns wineries in Chile and in California but their home base is in Spain's Penedes region. New to the LCBO is Torres Atrium Merlot 2004. Dense ruby in colour with a nose of blueberries, minerals, and oak, it's full-bodied, dry, firmly structured, well balanced with good acidity and a tannic lift on the finish. It's great value at $13.85. Try it with lamb cutlets or old cheddar. That's Torres Atrium Merlot 2004 from Spain. For Post City magazines, I'm Tony Aspler. ($15.85, LCBO #621755)

Sonoma-Cutrer Chardonnay 2004
In wine as in tight-rope walking, balance is everything. Too many New World Chardonnays are over-oaked or over-extracted, but Vintages offers a Chardonnay from California which is so poised and elegant it's a pleasure to drink. Sonoma-Cutrer Chardonnay Russian River Ranches 2004 from Sonoma costs $29.95 but it's worth every penny. It's straw coloured with a bouquet of vanilla, spicy oak and ripe tropical fruit with citrus notes. It's full-bodied and mouth-filling with flavours of pineapple and melon backed by lemony acidity; a very stylish New World chardonnay with great length. The kind of wine that cries out for lobster or grilled salmon steaks. That's Sonoma-Cutrer Chardonnay Russian River Ranches 2004. For Post City magazines, I'm Tony Aspler. (Vintages #608653)

 

 

 

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