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Oatley Tic Tok Sauvignon Blanc 2009 (Australia)
$14.95 (LCBO #187039)
A well-priced Sauvignon that is varietally correct. Pale straw; grassy, gooseberry nose; medium-bodied fresh with lively acidity **** (88)
Food match: ceviche; oysters

Ghost Pines Winemaker's Blend Merlot 2007 (Sonoma, California)
$19.95 (Vintages #135384)
Equal parts Sonoma and Napa  fruit. Deep ruby colour; vanilla oak, blackberry with a spicy note; medium to full-bodied with soft, sweet fruit and cocoa notes balanced by good acidity. **** (88)
Food match: pot roast; duck

Château des Charmes Chardonnay Musqué 2008 (Ontario)
$16.95 (Vintages #640516)
Think of an unoaked Chardonnay with a splash of Muscat to give it an aromatic nose. Pale straw colour; lifted apple blossom nose with a dry apple flavour with citrus acidity. Beautifully balanced. ****½ (89)
Food match: Thai cuisine; aperitif wine

 

 

 

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