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Masi Valpolicella 2001 Bonacosi (Veneto, Italy)
$11.95
Tawny ruby colour; a nose of cherries, spice and red licorice with a minerally background; well balanced and remarkably elegant for the price, light to medium-bodied, dry with fresh acidity. Good value.
Food match: tomato-based pasta dishes

Batasiolo Barolo 1998 (Piedmont, Italy)
$31.05
This is a well-priced Barolo made in a style that is ready to drink but will repay cellaring for 2–3 years. Ruby colour, a nose of truffles, licorice and red berries; lovely mouthfeel, firmly structured with a dry flavour of sour cherry and fresh mushrooms; full-bodied with a bite of tannin on the finish.
Food match: game dishes, fresh Parmesan cheese

Burrowing Owl Cabernet Sauvignon 2000 (British Columbia)
You'll have to get this one in British Columbia, but it's worth the hunt. Deep purple-ruby colour with a bouquet of currants, cedar and oak; well-structured blackcurrant fruit, great equilibrium of fruit, alcohol, oak and acidity with velvety tannins. A style somewhere between Bordeaux and California.
If you want to contact the winery, call 250-498-0620 or email info@burrowingowlwine.ca.
Food match: butterflied lamb leg, duck

 

 

 

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