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  • Strewn Chardonnay Barrel-Aged 2007
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To celebrate Ontario Wine Week, three whites from Niagara.

Strewn Chardonnay Barrel-Aged 2007 (Ontario)
$12.95 (LCBO #522730)
Light straw colour with a perfumed apple nose; medium-bodied, dry and well balanced with lively acidity. The oak is not intrusive but fleshes out the middle palate. ***½ (86)
Food match: grilled trout; mature Brie

Peninsula Ridge Inox Chardonnay 2008 (Ontario)
$12.95 (LCBO #594200)
An unoaked Chardonnay. Straw colour with a minerally, smoky, green apple nose; medium-bodied, sweet apple fruit with a spicy note, finishing crisply dry. **** (89)
Food match: spaghetti vongole; sautéed shrimps

Flat Rock Cellars Estate Riesling 2008 (Ontario)
$16.95 (Vintages #43281)
Medium straw colour with a hint of lime; medium-bodied with a taste of honeyed grapefruit; beautifully balanced, fresh and zesty with great tension between the fruit and acidity. **** (89)
Food match: roast pork; Thai food

 

 

 

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