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Holly Bruns

  Ottawa, ON

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Mezzomondo Sparkling Rosè

    My Review: There's something just a little candied about it, but not without a crisp citrus and mineral backdrop to hold up the cherry, and melon fruit. A tart,slightly bitter - like lime- finish means a refreshing pour. Cheap and cheerful! Score: 80/100

     

    Strewn Winery Gewurztraminer Riesling 2010

    Niagara, Ontario VQA, Canada

    $11.95

      My Review: This is a light,aromatic wine with honeysuckle, citrus, ripe apple and peach aromas that smooth out on the palate leaving a long, ginger infused finish. A little kick of acid balances everything out. A great afternoon sipper. Score: 87/100

       

      Kacaba Vineyards Gypsy Red Vqa>

      Ontario, Canada

      $11.95

        My Review: A pale, light red that's bursting with fresh berries and acidity. A hint of mushroom and spice adds a little complexity. More juicy fruit on the finish makes this a good food wine. I preferred it a little chilled. Score: 82/100

         

        Beaujolais Superieur - Bouchard Aine

        France

        $11.99

          My Review: A good value wine with lots of red cherry fruit, perfumy lilac aromas, and something like candy apple this? simple wine has a balanced, acidic finish that would work well with lots of food. Charcuterie? Grilled ribs? Score: 83/100

           

          Relax Riesling 2008

          Moselle/Saar/Ruwer, Germany

          $11.40
             

            Villa Maria Estates Private Bin Rose 2010

            East Coast, New Zealand

            Reviewed: July 6, 2011

            $15.95

              My Review: This is a very reasonably priced bottle of good rosè. It's everything you want in a rosè. A lovely pale salmon colour with subtle aromas of lemon and rhubarb follwed by a slight earthiness; balanced and not too complicated. Score: 87/100

              88/100
               

              Mirassou Winery Pinot Noir 2008

              California, United States

              Reviewed: January 14, 2011

              $12.95
                83/100
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