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Trout Valley Riesling 2008 (New Zealand)
$14.95 (LCBO #177790)
From the Nelson region. Pale straw colour with a nose of lime, petrol and white honey; light to medium-bodied, crisply dry, elegant with lively citrus acidity and good length. **** (88)
Food match: sautéed shrimp; onion tart

Peninsula Ridge Barrel Aged Chardonnay 2009 (Beamsville, Niagara)
$14.95 (from the winery 905-963-0900)
Worth tracking down. Pale straw colour with a bouquet of caramel, citrus and minerals; rich mouth feel with flavours of apple, pear and well integrated vanilla oak. Great value. ****½ (89)
Food match: grilled salmon; roast chicken

Castello Di Querceto Chianti Classico Riserva 2006 (Tuscany)
$28.95 (Vintages #650754)
A delicious Chianti. Ruby-red colour with a nose of blackberries, spice, leather and new oak; medium to full-bodied and elegant with a modern flair, oak yet to fully integrate, well made and soft enough for drinking now ***** (90)
Food match: osso buco; tomato-based pastas

 

 

 

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