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Reif Estate Riesling 2006 (Niagara Peninsula)
$10.45 (LCBO #111799)
Pale lime colour; a nose of minerals, grapefruit and lemon; medium-bodied with a sweet pear note mingling with citrus flavours; well balanced with good length. ***½
Food match: blackened scallops; smoked trout

Château des Charmes Aligote 2006 (Niagara-on-the-Lake)
$13.15 (LCBO #284950)
A great value white that makes a change from Chardonnay. Straw coloured with a concentrated bouquet of apples and minerals. Full-bodied, dry, mouth-filling with rich apple and lemon flavours. ****
Food match: crab salad; Camembert

Sandbanks Baco Noir 2006 (Prince Edward County)
$15.15 (Available at the winery or through www.winerytohome.com)
Worth the drive to Sandbanks to see this boutique winery. Deep ruby colour; a nose of black cherries and earth; well extracted, sweet black cherry fruit; firm structure, well made. A great example of what can be done with a hybrid red. Good value. ****
Food match: BBQ ribs; hamburgers.

 

 

 

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