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Blasted Church Pinot Gris 2011, V.Q.A., Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, Canada: Fresh, crisp and clean with lime, green apple and white tart peach. Great aperitif or companion to seafood. Mouth-watering acidity. Drink: 2013-2015. 353128 13% D 750 mL  $24.90 Score: 88/100. December 7, 2013 Scrumptious Seafood Wine Full Review
Tawse Winery Inc. Quarry Road Riesling 2010, VQA Vinemount Ridge, Ontario, Canada: This organic and biodynamic wine is superb! The vines were grown on a limestone base and the wine shows an incredible mineral depth. Joyous aromas of lime and white peach leap from the glass. Mouth-watering and endlessly delicious. Drink: 2011-2020. 198853 10.50% XD 750 mL  $21.95 Score: 93/100. January 3, 2012 Full Review
Chateau De Trinquevedel Rosé 2009, A.C., Tavel, Rhône, France: Love this rose! Tavel never fails me. Gorgeously ripe raspberries and strawberries, bone-dry and refreshing. Here’s a fun little factoid to share with your guests when you’re enjoying this lovely wine: Tavel rosés were a favourite of King Louis XIV. 729947 13.50% XD 750 mL  $17.95 Score: 90/100. July 10, 2010 Favourite Rosé. Full Review
Lefèvre Rémondet Crémant De Bourgogne Brut Rosé Roger Sauvestre Pinot Noir, A.C., Burgundy, France: A steal for bubbly... Got a big party, wedding or reunion? Here's your wine. Lovely notes of field strawberries. Drink: 2012-2014. 265306 12% D 750 mL  $15.95 Score: 89/100. March 17, 2012 Best Value Sparkling Wine. Full Review
Château La Tour De L'évêque Rosé 2010, A.C., Côtes De Provence, France: Vintages Wine Panel: The cuisine of Provence seems to have a real affinity for the region’s best rosés. Very crisp and dry, this wine delivers flavours of strawberry, cranberry and spice. My note: Pretty, classic and aromatic of field strawberries and raspberries. Mouth-watering and light- to medium-bodied. Drink: 2011-2013. 319392 13.50% XD 750 mL  $18.95 Score: 89/100. June 25, 2011 Best Value Rose. Splendid Salad Wine Full Review
Michel Picard Bourgogne Chardonnay 2009, A.C., Burgundy, France: This has got to be a typo on the price! Hazelnut richness wraps itself gorgeously around green apple and peach notes. Full-bodied and generous and round and you won't get another Burgundian chardonnay at this price for a very long tim my friend. Drink: 2012-2016. 264440 13.50% D 750 mL  $17.95 Score: 91/100. April 14, 2012 Best Value White Wine. Full Review

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