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Gallo Sierra Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2003 (California)
$8.95 (general listing)
You can't beat the price of this easy-drinking Sauvignon for its quality. Pale straw colour; kiwi and white peach aromas on the nose; medium-bodied, crisply dry with a lemony finish. ***½
Food match: smoked fish; grilled vegetables

Gallo Sierra Valley Merlot 2003 (California)
$8.95 (general list)
A touch of Zinfandel, Grenache, Alicante Bouchet and Petite Sirah have given this Merlot real personality. Dense purple in colour; smoky, caramel with a roasted note; medium-bodied; ripe, spicy, sweet blueberry fruit with a firm finish. Great value. ***½
Food match: pork ribs; Asiago cheese

Peninsula Ridge Reserve Chardonnay 2003 (Niagara Peninsula)
$24.95 (from the winery only – 5600 King Street West, Beamsville ON, tel: 905-563-0900, fax: 905-563-0995)
An Ontario Chardonnay in Burgundian style. Bright straw colour; spicy, apple and vanilla nose; rich and full-bodied, spicy, apple and pineapple flavours; lively on the palate with good acidity; well balanced with a caramel and citrus finish. ****½
Food match: grilled salmon; runny Brie

 

 

 

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