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Spinyback Sauvignon Blanc 2013 (Nelson, New Zealand)
$19.95 (Vintages #694737)
New Zealand Sauvignon doesn't get much better than this for the price. Pale straw in colour with a lime tint; medium-bodied, crisply dry with flavours of gooseberry and green plum. ****½ (89)
Food match: seafood; goat's cheese

Baron de Hoen Réserve Gewurztraminer 2012 (Alsace)
$17.95 (Vintages #377721)
Amazing value here. Very pale in colour with an intense bouquet of rose water and lychees; medium-bodied, dry, elegant and highly perfumed with flavours of Turkish Delight, cardamom and orange. ***** (90)
Food match: Asian dishes; smoked salmon

Konzelmann Reserve Merlot 2012 (Ontario)
$26.95 (Vintages #299214)
One of the best wines to come from this local winery. Dense purple in colour with a spicy blueberry and black fruit nose supported by vanilla oak notes. Full-bodied, floral, blueberry, sweet plum and chocolate flavours. Richly extracted and firm. ****½ (89)
Food match: roast beef; duck breast

 

 

 

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