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Rocca delle Macie Vernaiolo Chianti 2011 (Tuscany)
$13.95 (LCBO #269589)
A very serviceable Chianti at a budget minded price. Ruby colour with a nose of cherries and spice; medium-bodied, dry, firm structure; easy drinking with a cherry pit finish. **** (87)
Food match: pizza, tomato-based pasta dishes

Yalumba Y Series Shiraz Viognier 2010 (Australia)
$14.80 (LCBO #624494)
A wine that punches above its weight. Deep purple-ruby colour; spicy, rose petal and jammy raspberry nose; forward fruit, dry, raspberry flavour with a medicinal note and lively acidic finish. **** (88)
Food match: hamburger; braised beef

Tawse Sketches of Niagara Riesling 2010 (Ontario)
$17.95 (Vintages #89029 – to be released in Vintages on Saturday)
Another great Riesling from Ontario. Won the Lieutenant Governor's Award for Excellence and a finalist for the Canadian Wine Awards White Wine of the Year 2011. Very pale in colour with a minerally nose of lime and grapefruit and a characteristic petrol note. Off-dry with a slight spritz with citrus and apple flavours. ****½ (89)
Food match: Thai dishes; roast pork

 

 

 

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