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  • 3 Rings Shiraz 2013
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These three wines are to be released at Vintages on Saturday, Oct. 17th:

3 Rings Shiraz 2013 (South Australia)
$18.95 (Vintages #15495)
For lovers of bold Barossa Shiraz, here's another winner from down under. Pour a glass and you see its dense purple colour. Immediately smoky, creamy blackberry and plum aromas captivate the nose. Full-bodied and fleshy, the richly extracted sweet fruit fills the mouth but is contained by a solid structure of acidity and tannins. It's a wine for carnivores of all stripes. ***** (90)
Food match: barbecued meat; spicy sausages

KWV Cathedral Cellars Petit Verdot 2013 (South Africa)
$15.95 (Vintages #427559)
KWV is a huge South African co-operative that produces a portfolio of good value wines under the Cathedral Cellars label. This wine is dense purple in colour offering a spicy blackberry nose with a smoky note; richly extracted and dry, flavours of blackberry and violets fill the mouth and linger to a tannic lift on the finish. ****½ (89)
Food match: pepper steak; hard cheeses

Angels Gate Mountainview Chardonnay 2010 (Ontario)
$19.95 (Vintages #116384)
Angels Gate is a small Ontario winery on the Beamsville Bench. Here winemaker Philip Dowell makes a delicious Mountainview Chardonnay. The 2010 vintage won a gold medal at last year's Ontario Wine Awards. The wine is very Burgundian in style with a spicy peach nose and forest floor notes. Ripe and full on the palate it has beautifully integrated oak with a long, lingering finish. ****½ (89)
Food match: grilled salmon; roast chicken

 

 

 

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