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Vintages Wine Picks May 14, 2011


White Wine

Fielding Estate Winery White Conception 2009, V.Q.A., Niagara Peninsula, Ontario, Canada: Vintages Wine Panel: Lovely blended white wine with aromas of pear, lime, mineral and lees. Fielding playfully invites you to try and “guess what’s in the blend.” Dry to slightly off-dry, with youthful acidity and very pleasing fruit replays. It has a fairly long, crisp, pear-fruit finish. A fine back-patio sipper. My note: Fresh and lively yet it also have deepness and richness. Aromas of green apple and toasted almond with a terrific long length. Superbly crafted. Pair with: pan-fried freshwater fish. Drink: 2011-2014. 203737 12.50% D 750 mL  $18.95 Score: 90/100. May 14, 2011 Full Review Add to: Shopping List Cellar  


Red Wine

Inniskillin Okanagan Vineyards Winemaker's Series Select Vineyards Shiraz Cabernet 2008, V.Q.A., Niagara Peninsula, Ontario, Canada: Vintages Wine Panel: The limited edition Winemaker’s Series wines are sourced from several premium vineyards, and are a testament to winemaker Bruce Nicholson’s skill and desire to produce wines of character that are true reflections of the terroir. This blend of 75% Shiraz and 25% Cabernet Franc is a mouth-watering offering. Delightfully deep aromas of spice, vanilla and dark fruit abound. The palate is dry with well-integrated tannins. Exceptionally structured. My note: So smooth and juicy: dare I compare it to smooth jazz? I happen to still love smooth jazz, whatever the trend. This wine has lovely plush plums and mocha. Glides down quickly. Pair with: grilled steak, leg of lamb. Drink: 2011-2014. 225482 13% XD 750 mL  $24.95 Score: 89/100. May 14, 2011 Full Review Add to: Shopping List Cellar  



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