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Angels Gate Vidal 2002 (Niagara Peninsula)
$11.95 (only at the winery: 4260 Mountainview Road, Beamsville ON L0R 1B2, ph. 905-563-3942)
The best expression of this hybrid grape in off-dry style I've tried. Medium straw colour; rhubarb and mango bouquet; medium-bodied, off-dry, clean lines, well made. ***˝
Food match: Thai dishes; lightly curried shrimp

Rosemount Sauvignon Blanc 2002 (Australia)
$13.95 (General list)
Pale straw colour; true varietal nose – grassy, guava and gooseberry, flavours that follow through on the palate. Medium-bodied, dry finish and very elegant for the price. ****
Food match: scallops; goat cheese salad

Magnotta Merlot 1998 Gran Reserva (Chile and Niagara)
$27.50 (available at seven Magnotta store locations; call 1-800-461-9463)
A blend of Chilean Merlot from Magnotta's Chilean vineyard and locally grown Merlot. Mature ruby colour; minty, eucalyptus nose; sweet, spicy blackberry fruit flavour; well structured with supple tannins. Ready to drink. ****
Food match: rack of lamb; duck breast

 

 

 

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