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Strewn Pinot Blanc 2007 (Niagara Lakeshore)
$13.95 (Vintages #522748)
Straw coloured with a peach pit and minerally bouquet; rich mouth-feel, medium-bodied, well extracted, dry, peach flavour; well balanced. Great value. ****
Food match: grilled seafood; roast chicken

D'Arenberg The Laughing Magpie Shiraz/Viognier 2006 (McLaren Vale, Australia)
$27.95 (Vintages #936971)
Only 6% Viognier but the white wine provides lively acidity and floral perfume. Dense purple-ruby colour; spicy blackberry nose; full-bodied with a lovely rose petal note, rich and full on the palate. ****½
Food match: venison; pepper steak

Rocca delle Macie Campomaccione Morellino di Scansano 2006 (Tuscany)
$18.95 (Vintages #969428)
A blend of 90% Sangiovese, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Merlot. Deep ruby red; black cherry and warm earth on the nose; dry, full-bodied wine with ripe black cherry fruit and chocolate flavour; easy on the palate with a dry finish. A well made wine. ****
Food match: pasta with meat sauce; osso bucco

 

 

 

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