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Holly Bruns

Ottawa, Ontario

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Creekside Estate Winery Sauvignon Blanc 2010

Niagara Escarpment, Ontario, Canada

Reviewed: January 3, 2012

$13.95

    My Review: This is my idea of a yummy Sauvignon Blanc: light and crisp it goes down easy with lemon, grass, melon and just a hint of green pea on the nose. There's something a little sweet on the finish, like a jolt of pineapple under all that tart acidity. Great for sipping in the afternoon. Score: 90/100

    87/100
     

    Chateau Des Charmes Aligotè 2009

    Niagara, Canada

      My Review: In the glass this is a very light coloured wine with aromas of citrus, pear, apple and a bit of grass (oh Spring, now I know where you've gone). At 13% alcohol there's a little mouth coating feel, but that gets followed up very quickly with a zingy finish. Score: 87/100

       

      Lillet Blanc

      Bordeaux, France, France

      $14.95
         

        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

           

          Riva Dei Frati Superiore Valdobbiadene Prosecco

          D.O.C.G., Veneto, Italy

          Reviewed: February 4, 2012

          $18.95
            90/100
             

            Ogio Primitivo Rosé 2010

            Italy

              My Review: Very pale pink; floral and grassy aromas with strawberry and cranberry fruit. Crisp with a tart lime finish and medium-bodied on the palate. Score: 85/100

               

              Fonseca White Port

              Douro, Portugal

              Reviewed: December 1, 2009

              $13.95
                87/100
                 

                Gloria Ferrer Brut Méthode Champenoise Sparkling Wine

                Sonoma County, California, United States

                Reviewed: December 10, 2011

                $21.95
                  90/100