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680News wine reviews – October 17–19, 2008 

Cave Spring Chardonnay Musqué 2007
Chardonnay Musqué is a more aromatic grape than Chardonnay. It's grown by several wineries in Ontario, but Cave Spring has made this variety their own. The 2007 vintage, currently at Vintages stores, has a bouquet of apples and apple blossom. The wine is medium-bodied, fresh and lively with a mouth-filling crisp apple flavour. It costs $16.05 at Vintages outlets. Try it with mushroom stir-fry. That's Cave Spring Chardonnay Musqué 2007 from Ontario. If you miss any of my reviews you can read them by going to 680News.com and Clicking on my link. For Post City Magazines, I'm Tony Aspler. ($16.05, Vintages #246579)

Vina Tarapaca Carmenère Reserva 2007
Carmenère is Chile's flagship variety. An ancient Bordeaux variety, it was brought to Chile in the mid-1800s and for the longest time thought to be Merlot. A great example is Vina Tarapaca Carmenère Reserva 2007. Dense purple-black in colour, it has a smoky, black fruit nose. It's richly extracted with blackcurrant, plum and chocolate flavours. It's full-bodied, flesh but dry with soft tannins and an almond note on the finish. Try it with grilled steak or parmesan cheese. It costs $12.80 a bottle. That's Vina Tarapaca Carmenère Reserva 2007 from Chile. For Post City Magazines, I'm Tony Aspler. ($12.80, LCBO #64436)

 

 

 

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