- 13th Street Riesling 2005
- Alois Laegeder Riff Pinot Grigio 2006
- Domaine Lamargue Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
Three Top Picks from the February 16th Vintages release.
13th Street Riesling 2005 (Ontario)
$18 (Vintages #56564)
More proof it's necessary that Ontario make great Riesling. Medium straw colour with a nose of petrol, dried peach, minerals and a floral grace note; light-bodied with rich, sweet lime and peach flavours; dry, elegant, well made. ****½
Food match: aperitif wine; mussels
Alois Laegeder Riff Pinot Grigio 2006 (Venezie, Italy)
$14.95 (Vintages #66415)
A bargain-priced PG. Medium straw colour with a bouquet of white peach. Light-bodied and delicate with peach and citrus flavours, crisply dry; good length. ****
Food match: chicken salad; grilled trout
Domaine Lamargue Cabernet Sauvignon 2005 (Pays d'Oc)
$14.85 (Vintages #60897)
Dense purple colour; on the nose, cedar, blackcurrant and white pepper; medium-bodied with a spicy blackcurrant flavour Bordeaux style at a great price. ****
Food match: lamb chops; mature cheddar.