Wine of the Week for March 8, 2010

Santa Rita Cabernet 2008 - $10.45
Style: R3


Ample aromas of blueberry, tobacco and dark chocolate, with nuances of mushroom, wood and green pepper. Quite tangy, with dense blackberry and raspberry followed by a hint of dark chocolate. Quite big with very good length and a slightly tart finish. Rock solid and worth cellaring a few bottles for a year or two. Try with any beef dish, meat loaf or sausage. (LCBO 218644)

A Canadian Moment...
Angel's Gate Cabernet-Shiraz VQA 2007 - $14.95
Style: R3

Canada: Niagara
Aromas include sweet oak, dark cherry, fruit leather and a hint of prune. Rather sweet with a soft acidity, light tannins, cherry, strawberry and green pepper flavour. Good body and length. Cheep and cheerful with good cab character and a hint of juiciness. Best bets are BBQ meats, chicken wings or chili. (LCBO 146365)

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