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Yalumba Shiraz Viognier 2005 (South Australia)
$19.95 (Vintages #524926)
A Rhône-style red from Down Under. Deep ruby colour; smoky blackberry nose; medium to full-bodied with blackberry and floral flavours backed by good acidity and a peppery finish. ****
Food match: rare beef; goulash

Deinhard Riesling Dry 2005 (Rheinhessen)
$12.15 (LCBO #60004)
Not as dry as the label would suggest but a charming, easy-drinking wine. Pale straw colour; sweet grapefruit and honey on the nose; light-bodied, off-dry appley finish. ***½
Food match: pork schnitzel; Thai dishes

Ironstone Leaping Horse Vineyards 2006 (Lodi, California)
$12.80 (LCBO #613257)
Well-priced California Chard. Straw colour; spicy, oaky, tropical fruit bouquet; medium-bodied, sweet pear and pineapple flavours, simple but gratifying flavours. ***½
Food match: BBQ chicken; pork loin

 

 

 

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