Wine of the Week for October 6, 2009

Celebrating Regional Wine Week

Strewn Two Vines Gewurztraminer/Riesling 2007 - $11.95
Style: W3

Canada: Niagara

Subtle green apple, rose, pear, apricot, dried pineapple aromas and just a trace of petrol. Very flavourful, barely off-dry, crisp and full with peach and pear, a touch of honey on the back palate and a viscous texture. Very good body with a tart finish. Quite gullpable with a perfect sugar level and a good partner for Thai, Szechwan, or salty cheeses. (LCBO 467662)

Pillitteri Cabernet Merlot VQA 2008 - $12.95
Style: R3

Canada: Niagara

The deep black cherry/garnet colour suggest the richness, which is evident on the nose, with classic cab aromas, slightly vegetal, black currant, plum, prune, strong tea and leather. Soft on the palate, with bright fruitiness, firm acidity and light tannins, supporting black currant, plum and prune flavours. Very good body and length, quite successful for cool climate Cab/|Merlot. Some may find it a bit vegetal. Try with beef stew, chili or lamb. (LCBO 349191)

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