680News wine reviews – April 10–12, 2009
Pierre Sparr Gewürztraminer 2007
Gewürztraminer – hard to pronounce but easy on the palate if you like spicy aromatic wines. For my palate the best Gewürz comes from Alsace – that French region that borders Germany along the Rhine. A good example is Pierre Sparr Gewürztraminer 2007, a wine on the general product list at $16.10.
The wine is textbook Gewürztraminer. Medium straw in colour with lovely bouquet of rose petals, cardamom and lychee nuts – flavours that burst on the palate. It's beautifully balanced with great length. Great with Thai food or smoked salmon. That's Pierre Sparr Gewürztraminer 2007 from Alsace. For Post City Magazines, I'm Tony Aspler. ($16.10, LCBO #373373)
Gallo Family Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
I don't know how those folks at Gallo do it at the price but Gallo Family Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon from California is a real bargain. Deep ruby-purple in colour with a nose of cedar, vanilla, blackberry and currants, it's medium-bodied with good varietal character and a rose petal note that gives a lift to the bouquet. The wine finishes with a mocha flavour and soft tannins. The kind of wine that you'll want to drink with lamb burgers or ribs. That's Gallo Family Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2007. And the price? $8.95. If you missed this review, visit 680 News.com and click on my link. For Post City Magazines, I'm Tony Aspler. ($8.95, LCBO #223552)