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Colio CEV Barrel Aged Cabernet Franc 2000 (Lake Erie North Shore, Ontario)
$19.95 (Vintages or at the winery 1-800-265-1322)
Consistently one of Ontario’s best Cabernet Franc. Mature ruby colour; cedar, green pepper, red berries with evident oak; dry peppery red berries, medium-bodied and firmly structured. Well made. ****
Food match: beef stroganoff; lamb cutlets

Hugel & Fils Gewurztraminer Tradition 2000 (Alsace)
$28.90 (Vintages stores only – call Infoline 415-365-5900 to see which outlets carry it)
This is a superb Gewurz, the quintessential expression of the variety. Straw colour with an intense, ethereal nose of lychee and rose petals. Medium-bodied, beautifully balanced with a delicious, spicy lingering finish. *****
Food match: Thai dishes; Munster cheese

Castello Vicchiomaggio Chianti Classico Riserva "Petri" 1999 (Tuscany)
$29.95
Deeply coloured ruby; tobacco leaf and dried cherries on the nose; full-bodied, sweet, concentrated black cherry fruit with a firm, tannic finish. Hold 1 – 2 years. *****
Food match: lasagna; light game dishes

 

 

 

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