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Peller Estates Merlot 1999 Signature Series (Niagara Peninsula, Ontario)
$38.00
This is the best red wine I have tasted from the Peller portfolio. Deep ruby in colour, it comes on like a good Pomerol. Cedar, pencil shavings and blackberry bouquet with coffee bean and dark chocolate notes; well extracted fruit, elegant with nicely balanced oak and a lingering dry finish.
Food match: rack of lamb, filet mignon

Cave Spring Riesling Reserve 2000 (Niagara Peninsula, Ontario)
$14.95
Cave Spring's Rieslings have always been their strong suit. This one is pale straw in colour with a greenish tint. The immediate impression of smoke and struck flint on the nose signals the peachy fruit to come. It's quite full-bodied for Riesling, with a ripe, spicy peach and apricot taste and a refreshing dry citrus finish.
Food match: crab salad, sweet and sour pork

Château Grand Renom Sauvignon 2000 (Bordeaux)
$11.25
A single-vineyard Sauvignon Blanc from Bordeaux made in New World style! This wine came as a surprise on the nose and palate. I was expecting an rather restrained, crisp white wine for the price. Instead I get a really interesting pear- and gooseberry-nuanced wine with a passionfruit flavour. You can't beat it at this price; it has a New Zealand style overlaid on traditional Bordeaux Sauvignon.
Food match: goat cheese salad, grilled calamari

 

 

 

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