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Esporao Reserva Red 2005 (Alentejo, Spain)
$24.95 (Vintages Essential #606590)
A blend of Aragones (Tempranillo), Cabernet Sauvignon and Trincadeira. Dense purple colour; coconut, sweet red berry fruit; full-bodied, oak-driven with lively acidity. ****
Food match: Beef casserole; lamb stew

Tommasi Valpolicella Classico Superiore Ripasso 2005 (Veneto)
$19.95 (Vintages Essentials #910430)
Dense ruby-purple; peppery, raisiny, leather nose; medium-bodied, with a fruitiness. Easy drinking, plum, spice, and undergrowth flavours. ****
Food match: osso bucco; lasagna

Wayne Gretzky Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2007 (Niagara Peninsula)
$18.95 (Winerytohome.com)
Medium straw colour; oaky, green plum, barnyard note; dry, medium-bodied but full on the palate, sweet grapefruit and green plum flavours, backed by vanilla oak. ***½
Food match: grilled scallops; goat's cheese.

 

 

 

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