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Wines of the Week for February 9th, 2017

Les Dauphins Côtes Rhône Réserve 2015 (Rhône)
$10.95 (until Feb 26th – LCBO #385385)
Deep ruby colour; smoky, blackberry nose with notes of violets and dried herbs; medium to full-bodied, dry and savoury with lively acidity. **** (88)
Food match: beef stew; spicy pork loin

Avondale Jonty's Ducks Pekin White 2016 (South Africa)
($15.95, Vintages #439554)
Avondale is a biodynamic winery in South Africa's Paarl region. Owner Johnathan Grieve employs a "posse" of ducks that patrol the vineyard looking for snails. The snails apparently eat the vines. This fruit cocktail of Chenin Blanc, Roussanne, Muscat de Frontignan, Viognier and Semillon is pale straw in colour with a minerally, peachy nose and a note of cinnamon; it's medium-bodied, dry with a peach and citrus flavour, well-balanced with good length. ****½ (89)
Food match: mushroom quiche; runny cheeses (89)

Casa Silva Reserva Carmenere 2014 (Chile)
($14.95, Vintages #24679)
Dense ruby in colour with a cedary, blackcurrant nose, it's full-bodied with sweet blackcurrant, plum and dark chocolate flavours that finish dry with balancing acidity. **** (88)
Food match: steak; roast beef

 

 

 

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