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  • Quinta das Marias Encruzado 2011
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Quinta das Marias Encruzado 2011 (Portugal)
$16.95 (Vintages #364802)
Encruzado is a grape grown in Portugal's Dão region. It reminds me of Viognier. Pale lemon in colour it offers a Meyer lemon nose with a floral note; Full-bodied, soft on the palate, beautifully balanced between sweet fruit and acidity with a dry honeyed peach note and a suggestion of struck-flint on the finish. ****½ (89)
Food match: roast chicken; pork chop

G. Marquis The Silver Line Pinot Noir 2012 (Ontario)
$19.95 (Vintages #258673)
G. Marquis is a Magnotta label that celebrates the life of the late Gabe Magnotta, who founded the Ontario winery. Ruby coloured, it has a nose of cherry and beetroot with a light floral note. The wine is dry, medium-bodied, with cherry and cranberry flavours, supple tannins and an energetic spine of acidity. **** (88)
Food match: grilled salmon; white meat dishes

Cave Spring Riesling Estate 2012 (Ontario)
$17.95 (Vintages #286377)
Cave Spring's winemaker Angelo Pavan makes a mean Riesling in the best sense of the word. His 2012 Estate Riesling from the Beamsville Bench, currently at Vintages for $17.95, is light straw in colour with a minerally nose of freshly squeezed lime and honey. Crisp and dry on the palate, its bracing acidity carries the lime and grapefruit flavours to a satisfying finish. ***** (90)
Food match:
seafood; grilled fish.

 

 

 

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