Wine of the Week for October 15, 2009

Creekside Pinot Gris 2008 - $13.95
Style: W3

Canada: Niagara

Bright medium straw colour. The nose shows tangy pear, lemon and grapefruit aromas. Quite tangy on the palate with loads of citrus/grapefruit, and hints of mineral and smoke on the close. Very good body and length, this is a scrumptious and elegant package that would please any palate. Serve with mushroom risotto, roast chicken or stir-fry. (LCBO 83196)

Colio Girls' Night Out Merlot VQA 2006 - $12.95
Style: R3

Canada: Lake Erie N. Shore

This competent member of Colio's "packet of three" shows classic blackberry and dark plum aromas with nuances of wood and wet cement. Quite round and smooth on the palate, with blackberry, cherry and plum flavours, a fine acidity, and soft tannins. This is solid mainstream stuff, and very food friendly. Try with burgers, pasta in red sauce, or BBQ beef. (LCBO/Colio stores 89847)

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