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  • Henry of Pelham Off-Dry Reserve Riesling 2008
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Three wines from Vintages' January 22nd release:

Henry of Pelham Off-Dry Reserve Riesling 2008 (Ontario)
$15.95 (Vintages #557165)
This wine won a Silver Medal at the 2010 Ottawa Wine Challenge. Straw-coloured with a bouquet of peach and grapefruit and that characteristic petrol note that Riesling develops with age. Light-bodied. There's a honeyed note in mid palate that's nicely balanced with the citrus fruit, finishing crisply dry. ****½ (89)
Food match: Pork and apple sauce; Thai dishes

Ironstone Obsession Symphony 2008 (California)
$9.95 for 375 mL (Vintages #73700)
Symphony is the name of a California grape variety produced by crossing Grenache Gris with Muscat of Alexandria. And it really delivers that exotic Muscat character. It has a fragrant orange blossom nose and dry peach flavour – very elegant with good length. It also comes in the 750 mL format for $14.95. ***** (90)
Food match: Chinese food; light curries

Westend Estate Cool Climate Pinot Noir 2009 (New South Wales, Australia)
$17.95 (Vintages #203141)
From the delightfully named Tumbarumba region. Deep purple colour with a spicy, smoky, black cherry nose; full-bodied with sweet fruit, firmly structured with a minty note and a warm alcoholic finish. ****½ (89)
Food match: veal chop; duck breast

 

 

 

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