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Holly Bruns

  Ottawa, ON

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Two oceans Sauvignon blanc 2009

    My Review: A good value for your money wine. It's mostly fruity with a little grassy, herbaciousness. Citrus fruit abounds and a tone of something richer like apricot or unripe pineapple shows up on the finish. Crisp and good for the summer patio. Score: 85/100

     

    Pelee Island Lighthouse Riesling Vqa

    Ontario, Canada

    $10.95

      My Review: An easy-drinking wine with inviting aromas of apple and pear, some minerality and a hint of jasmine. Not overly complicated, the light finish is honey-tinged and balanced with just the right amount of acidity. Score: 85/100

       

      Remy Pannier Rosé d'Anjou 2007

      Loire Valley, France

      Reviewed: May 7, 2009

      $12.95

        My Review: This salmon coloured wine has aromas reminiscent of strawberries, cherry, and rhubarb with a little underpinning of minerality. It's crisp, with an acidic, fruity finish, and light-bodied. A simple, happy bottle of wine Score: 83/100

        87/100
         

        Hungaria grand cuvée brut

        Hungary, Hungary

        $11.95

          My Review: Aromas of lemon, and grapefruit on the surface that develop into deeper aromas of pear, toast, and almond; I found a bit of a vegetative quality in my glass, something like lemon verbena. After the mouth-watering acidity subsides, it leaves a slightly bitter finish on the palate. Score: 85/100

           

          Ogio Primitivo 2008

          Puglia, Italy

          Reviewed: September 2, 2009

          $8.85
            87/100
             

            Casal Thaulero Sangiovese 2010

            Chieti, Italy

            Reviewed: January 3, 2012

            $6.95
              84/100
               

              Mirassou Winery Pinot Noir 2008

              California, United States

              Reviewed: January 14, 2011

              $12.95
                83/100
                 

                Big House Winery White 2009

                California, United States

                Reviewed: April 22, 2011

                $11.00

                  My Review: This is all about big fruit aromas. Melon, peach, passionfruit, pineapple, topped with a hint of honey give way to a slight bitterness on the finish. A big, full-bodied wine, it's good really cold Score: 80/100

                  88/100
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