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Ruitersvlei Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2001 (South Africa)
$13.95 (available at Vintages #955021)
This deeply coloured blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon and 50% Merlot has an engaging nose of leather and sweet fruit (jammy red berries); firmly structured and full-bodied with 14% alcohol, it finishes well. Good value. ***˝
Food match: lamb stew; parmesan cheese

Pelee Island Riesling 2002 (Pelee Island, Ontario)
$9.95 (General release)
Ontario Riesling continues to be the best value wine on the market. This one is pale straw in colour with a floral, grapefruit and mango nose; light-bodied, off-dry, clean tropical and citrus flavours, good extract. ***˝
Food match: Thai dishes, aperitif wine

Nobilo Fall Harvest Sauvignon Blanc 2002 (Marlborough, New Zealand)
$15.10 (General list)
This is a step up in quality from previous vintages of this wine. Pale straw colour; intense, green pea pod, passionfruit bouquet; medium-bodied, crisply dry with gooseberry and asparagus flavours. ****
Food match: poached haddock, grilled scallops

 

 

 

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