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Great Canadian Wine Match

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Recline Ridge Vineyards and Winery Shuswap Serenade 2007, BC, Canada  13%   $17.00. March 1, 2012 Full Review
Henry of Pelham Winery Cuvee Catharine Brut Sparkling, Niagara Escarpment, Ontario, VQA, Canada: Drink: 2016-2022. 217521 12% XD 750 mL  $29.95. December 9, 2016 Gorgeous Gift Wine Full Review
Quails' Gate Estate Winery Optima, Totally Botrytis Affected Cabernet Sauvignon 2010, VQA, Okanagan Valley, BC, Canada: Divine! A heavenly elixir of Garden of Eden peaches and apricots and clementines. Sinfully great. Drink: 2012-2022. 390328 14% XD 750 mL  $29.99 Score: 93/100. June 22, 2012 Full Review
Luckett Vineyards Phone Box Red 2010, Gaspereau Valley, NS, Canada: A rich, medium- to full-bodied red with very attractive aromas and flavours of red and black plums. Easy-drink and versatile with many meat dishes. Drink: 2012-2017. 5632489550001 13.50% D 750 mL  $20.00 Score: 87/100. October 31, 2012 Full Review
Cidrerie St-Nicolas Pom’Or Tradition Cider 2001, Quebec, Canada: Love it! Pure sun-dappled apple goodness in this terrific cider. Zesty, refreshing and a fantastic low-alcohol alternative to wine. Food matches: pork tenderloin, roasted chicken, seafood, thai food, apple crumble, aperitif. 179473 7% M 750 mL  $13.95 Score: 89/100. August 4, 2012 Full Review
Le Clos Jordanne Le Grand Clos Chardonnay 2009, V.Q.A., Niagara Peninsula, Twenty Mile Bench, Ontario, Canada: Rich, complex and layered from a master. Ripe peach and Asian pear with toasted almond. Drink: 2012-2016. 34561 14% XD 750 mL  $65.00 Score: 93/100. November 24, 2012 Top Rated White Wine. Full Review
Thirty Bench Wine Makers Riesling 2011, Ontario, Canada: Lemon freshness rides on a river of pure mountain crisp air. Mouth-watering and juicy with a clean finish. Lovely! Drink: 2012-2017. 24133 11.10% D 750 mL  $18.95 Score: 90/100. March 1, 2012 Scrumptious Seafood Wine Full Review
Gray Monk Estate Winery Ehrenfelser 2011, Okanagan, BC VQA, Canada Drink: 2011-2014. 12%  750 mL  $18.00. March 1, 2012 Full Review
Sand Hill Vineyards 2009, Canada  13.50%  750 mL. March 1, 2012 Full Review
County Unfiltered Pinot Noir 2011, V.Q.A., Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada: Vibrant tart cherries on the nose with lively acidity on the palate for a wide range of dishes from planked salmon to roast chicken. One of the best pinots in Prince Edward County. Beautiful silk texture and medium body. Drink: 2012-2017. 125310 11.50% XD 750 mL  $35.00 Score: 92/100. April 13, 2013 Best Beef Wine Full Review
Smoke & Gamble Reserve Cabernet Merlot 2010, V.Q.A., Ontario, Canada: Lovely balance in this full-bodied, supple red. Lots of character but not heavy. Dark fruit, smoke with a long finish. A blend of 49.5% merlot, 37.2% cabernet sauvignon and 13.3% cabernet sauvignon. Drink: 2013-2016. 332825 13.60% XD 750 mL  $18.95 Score: 89/100. April 27, 2013 Complete Cheese Pizza Wine Full Review
Domaine de Grand Pré Vintner's Reserve L'acadie Blanc 2010, Nova Scotia, Annapolis Valley, Canada: A clean, crisp white with great acidity for shellfish and seafood. Light- to medium-bodied. Food matches: shellfish, poultry and veal. Drink: 2012-2014. 3463000012 12% XD 750 mL  $15.91 Score: 89/100. March 1, 2012 Full Review
Keint-He Chardonnay 2009, Prince Edward County, Canada  12%   $20.00. March 1, 2012 Full Review
Harwood Estates Winery Marquesa 2011, Prince Edward County, Ontario VQA, Canada Drink: 2012-2017. 31259014814 18% S 375 mL  $29.00. March 1, 2012 Full Review
Casa-Dea Estates Winery Reserve Pinot Gris 2009, Prince Edward County, Ontario VQA, Canada Drink: 2012-2014. 237883 12.50% XD 750 mL  $24.95. March 1, 2012 Full Review
Black Prince Winery Cabernet Franc 2010, V.Q.A. Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada    $29.95. March 1, 2012 Full Review
Laughing Stock Vineyards Syrah 2010, BC, Canada Drink: 2012-2020. 230110 XD  $35.00. March 1, 2012 Full Review
Gaspereau Vineyards Muscat 2011, Gaspereau Valley, Nova Scotia, Canada  1008448 12% D 750 mL  $19.99. March 1, 2012 Full Review
Neige Ice Cider 2011, Quebec, Canada: Fun! Essence of apple: the platonic ideal of apples. A delicious cider of green tart apples. Food matches: nuts, blue-veined cheeses. Drink: 2012-2017. 139305 11% S 375 mL  $24.75 Score: 93/100. March 1, 2012 Full Review
L'orpailleur Winery Blanc 2012, Quebec, Canada Drink: 2013-2015. 00827924004019 11%  750 mL  $17.00. March 1, 2012 Full Review
VIGNOBLE DU MARATHONIEN Vidal Icewine 2010, Quebec, Canada  10% S. March 1, 2012 Full Review
Black Sage Pipe 2007, Okanagan, BC VQA, Canada: A gorgeous dessert wine made in a port-style. Perfect for a pecan flan or dark chocolate. Drink: 2013-2015. 713750 18% S 500 mL  $25.00 Score: 91/100. March 1, 2012 Divine Dessert Wine Full Review
Jost Vineyards Vidal Icewine 2006, Malagash, Nova Scotia, Canada: A gorgeous, honeyed elixir of a dessert wine! Perfect with fruit-based desserts like berry compote. Drink: 2012-2017. 1001836 10% S 375 mL  $24.99 Score: 92/100. March 1, 2012 Full Review
Blomidon Estate Winery Baco Noir 2010, V.Q,A. Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia, Canada  1008424 12% M  $19.98. March 1, 2012 Full Review
Huff Estates Winery Zero De Gris 2009, Prince Edward County, Canada  12%   $34.95. March 1, 2012 Full Review
Blomidon Estate Winery Blomidon, Chardonnay, Reserve 2009, Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia, Canada  1010100 12% M 750 mL  $22.99. March 1, 2012 Full Review

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