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  • Gallo Turning Leaf Merlot 2003
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Gallo Turning Leaf Merlot 2003 (California)
$11.95 (general list)
A solid wine for the price.
Colour: ruby red colour
Nose: smoky, minty, black cherry nose
Taste: medium-full-bodied, sweetish black cherry fruit with a medicinal note (more like Syrah than Merlot), well balanced with good persistence.
***˝
Food match: BBQ ribs; hamburger

Creekside Sauvignon Blanc 2004 (Ontario)
$12.95 (available only at the winery – 2170 Fourth Ave., Jordan Station, ON L0R 1S0; Phone: 905-562-0035)
The latest vintage of this very reliable wine.
Price: $12.95
Colour: pale straw
Nose: green bean, elderberry, cut grass, Loire style
Taste: richly extracted, lean and zesty with lovely, true Sauvignon flavours. Great value.
Style: white, dry, medium-bodied
Drinkability: now
****
Food match: grilled scallops; goat's cheese salad

Henry of Pelham Gewurztraminer 2004 (Ontario)
Price: $14.95 (Vintages stores # 268359)
Colour: pale straw
Nose: spicy, engaging aromatic nose
Taste: rose petal, lychee, grapefruit flavours; full on the palate; ripe fruit, good varietal character; sustains well on the palate
Style: white, dry, full-bodied
Drinkability: now to 2007
****
Food match: Thai dishes; smoked salmon

 

 

 

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