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Hillebrand Artists Series Unoaked Chardonnay 2008 (Ontario)
$10.95 (LCBO #88385)
Great value Ontario Chardonnay. It's pale straw colour with a delicate nose of apple and apple blossom; it's dry, clean, elegant and light on the palate.
Food match: cold salmon; tuna salad **** (87)

Open Riesling-Gewurztraminer 2008 (Ontario)
$11.95 (LCBO #134965)
Vincor has just released a new line of Ontario VQA wines simply called Open. They are all line-priced at $11.95 at the LCBO. Pale straw in colour, it has a spicy, light lychee and grapefruit nose. It's off-dry with pink grapefruit and honey flavours, well balanced with good acidity, and easy drinking.
Food match: Thai or Chinese food. ***½ (85)

Château des Charmes Chardonnay White Label 2007 (Ontario)
$11.45 (LCBO #56754)
Consistently one of the best values in Ontario wines. The wine has a minerally, apple bouquet with well extracted, mouth-filling apple flavours nicely balanced with acidity. **** (87)
Food match: grilled shrimps; Camembert

 

 

 

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