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Gallo Family Vineyards Sierra Valley Chardonnay 2006 (California)
$10.40 (LCBO #2355980)
This is the best varietal of this bargain-priced series of wines. Pale straw in colour with an apple and mineral nose. Medium-bodied and fresh on the palate with just a hint of oak. Well made and great value for the price. ***½
Food match: white fish; shrimps

Jackson-Triggs Grand Reserve White Meritage 2006 (Niagara Peninsula)
$24.75 (Wine Rack stores)
A blend of 87% Sauvignon Blanc and 17% Semillon. Light straw colour; grassy, guava bouquet; medium-bodied, crisply dry with grapefruit, gooseberry and green apple flavours. Lively acidity that gives it good length. ****
Food match: grilled salmon; goat's cheese

Cave la Romaine Côtes du Rhône-Villages Venus 2005 (Rhône)
$12.85 (LCBO #28779)
Ruby colour; spicy raspberry nose with a mineral note; medium to full-bodied, initial sweetness of fruit finishing on a savoury note; firm structure with good acidity. ***½
Food match: pork ribs; meatloaf

 

 

 

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