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  • Concha y Toro Trio Reserva Cabernet 2014
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Three wines from Vintages' Saturday, December 12th release: 

Concha y Toro Trio Reserva Cabernet 2014 (Chile)
$14.95 (Vintages #433912)
70% Cabernet Sauvignon with Shiraz and Cabernet Franc in the blend. Deep ruby-purple colour with a nose of blackcurrants and a spicy, vanilla note from the oak. Medium to full-bodied with cedar-tinged cassis and plum flavours carried on lively acidity. **** (88)
Food match: lamb burgers; hard cheeses

Pinacle de Fakra 2010 (Lebanon)
($14.95, Vintages #641670)
A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Cinsault from the Bekka Valley. Dense ruby-purple colour with a cedary, blackcurrant nose boosted by vanilla oak. Full-bodied, earth and dry with ripe black fruit flavours; well-structured with nuances of toasted herbs. **** (88)
Food match: meat loaf; chili con carne

Cave Spring Estate Bottled Chardonnay 2013 (Ontario)
$18.95 (Vintages #256552)
An impressive Chardonnay at the price. Pale straw in colour with an apple and citrus nose; medium-bodied, fresh and lean on the palate with a mineral note and a crisp lemony finish touched with oak. ****½ (89)
Food match: grilled fish; runny cheeses

 

 

 

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