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Flat Rock Pinot Noir 2011 (Ontario)
$19.95 (Vintages #1545)
Light ruby colour; cherry and beetroot nose with a hint of oak spice; dry, light on the palate, dry, sinewy with a firm tannic finish (88)
Food match: (chilled) grilled salmon; (room temperature) roast chicken

Robert Oatley Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 (Australia)
$17.95 (Vintages #323741)
Deep ruby-purple colour; smoky, cedar, blackcurrant nose;  sweet blackcurrant fruit, medium to full-bodied, well balanced and textured with a tannic lift on the finish. (89)
Food match: lamb chops; Port Salut

Closson Chase Vineyard Chardonnay 2011 (Prince Edward County)
$29.95 (the 2009 is available at Vintages but the 2011 has just been released at the winery: toll-free 1-888-201-2300; phone 613-399-1418)
Old gold colour: more restrained on the nose than C.C.'s South Clos Vineyard – in fact, Burgundian in style, minerally, apple and pear with a vanilla oak note; soft on the palate, nicely balanced with sweet red apple and tropical fruit flavours, full-bodied with good length. (92)
Food match: lobster; tuna steaks

 

 

 

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