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Gallo Family Frei Ranch Vineyard Zinfandel 2009 (Sonoma)
$37.95 (Vintages #555599)
A little Petite Sirah in this massive, full-blown Zinfandel. Deep ruby in colour with a creamy nose of plum and blackberry; sweet succulent fruit offering plum and blackcurrant flavours backed by sweet oak and peppery notes. ***** (91)
Food match: game dishes; pepper steak

Château des Charmes St. David's Bench Gewurztraminer 2008 (Ontario)
$19.95 (Vintages #453472)
Good varietal character here. Medium straw colour with a fragrant bouquet of lychees and rose petals. Unctuous and round on the palate with orange and cardamom flavours; finishes satisfyingly dry. **** (88)
Food match: Munster cheese, Thai dishes

Wolf Blass Red Label Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2010 (Australia)
$13.00 (LCBO #323063)
A well-priced Bordeaux-style blend. Pale straw in colour with a nose of pear, cut grass and lemon zest; light on the palate, dry and minerally with pear and peach flavours. **** (88)
Food match: smoked salmon; Caesar salad

 

 

 

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