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Tilia Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 (Argentina)
($12.95, LCBO #163428)
Mention Argentinean wine and you immediately think of Malbec. But the Mendoza Valley also produces some Cabernet Sauvignon at attractive prices. This offering has an expressive bouquet of blackcurrant and cedar. Medium-bodied with juicy cherry and currant flavours, it's a wine that punches above its weight in terms of price. **** (87)
Food match: lamb chops; grilled sausages

Castello del Poggio Moscato d'Asti Frizzante (Piedmont, Italy)
$11.95 (LCBO #250498)
There's nothing quite as refreshing as a chilled glass of sparkling Muscat, a style of wine that Northern Italian winemakers excel at. Lightly fizzy and 7% alcohol, Castello del Poggio Moscato Frizzante is fragrant with the aroma of honeysuckle. Its peachy sweetness is ameliorated with citrus acidity and the bubbles. **** (87)
Food match: aperitif; or pour it over fresh berries

Whitehaven Pinot Noir 2008 (New Zealand)
$22.95 (LCBO #245696)
I'm a great fan of New Zealand Pinot Noir, which usually ends up on the shelves of Vintages' outlets. But recently this one appeared on the LCBO's general list. Purple-ruby in colour, it has a nose of violets, black raspberries and beetroot. It's medium-bodied, dry and firmly structured with well integrated oak.
Food match: salmon or duck breast. ****½ (89+)

 

 

 

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