680 NEWS wine reviews September 2224, 2006
Peller Estates Gamay Noir 2005
Peller Estates in Ontario has just released in its Vineyards Estates shops a very tasty Private Reserve Gamay Noir 2005. If you like Beaujolais you'll like this wine. It's light ruby in colour with a cherry pit nose; it's light bodied and fruity with a cherry flavour, fresh and lively on the palate. A versatile food wine since you can either serve it at room temperature with meat dishes or chilled to bring out the acidity with fish dishes. That's Peller Estates Private Reserve Gamay Noir 2005. It costs $18.95 at Vineyard Estates shops or at the winery. For Post City magazines, I'm Tony Aspler.
Finca Antigua Tempranillo Crianza 2002
Tempranillo is to Spain what Cabernet Sauvignon is to Bordeaux and when it comes to price it's often a very good deal. Finca Antigua Tempranillo Crianza 2002 comes from the vast La Mancha region in the heart of Spain. It costs $13 a bottle. Ruby coloured with a spicy, red berry nose with notes of oak and leather; it's medium-bodied, dry, with plum and cherry flavours, showing a good acidic spine, with dusty tannins on the finish. Try it with pork tenderloin or escalope of veal. That's Finca Antigua Tempranillo Crianza 2002 from Spain. For Post City magazines, I'm Tony Aspler. (LCBO #613042)