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Calama Merlot 2001 (Chile)
$9.50
One of the great bargains of the LCBO's general list. Ruby colour; richly extracted plum and blueberry on the nose; full-bodied, concentrated, ripe fruit with a spicy chocolate note, finishing with soft tannins.
Food match: charbroiled burgers, lamb shishkabab

Hillebrand Trius Riesling 2002 (Ontario)
$14.95
Riesling is a grape variety that Ontario vintners do well. In a fine vintage like 2002 the wine takes on a richness that creates a unique style. Pale straw colour; spicy, minerally nose; medium-bodied, sweet grapefruit and citrus peel flavours. Great length.
Food match: Thai dishes, curried prawns

J. Lohr Estate Riverstone Chardonnay 2001 (California)
$23.50
This wine shows more restraint and elegance than previous vintages, which I found overly oaked. Straw colour; spicy, toasty nose with pineapple and melon notes; full-bodied and clean-lined with a sweetness at the core balanced by citrus acidity and well-integrated oak flavours.
Food match: garlic chicken, grilled salmon

 

 

 

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