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10 Terrific Ontario White Wines

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Open Riesling Gewurztraminer 2009, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: The pretty floral notes and zesty lime refreshment are terrific with a wide range of dishes, as well as making this an excellent aperitif. The wine also proves that wine and vegetables can make a terrific match. Lovely balance, packed with flavour but no heavy oak. This is an incredible wine for the money: stock up for your parties and informal gatherings. 134965 11.10% D 750 mL  $12.95 Score: 88/100. March 1, 2012 Best Value White Wine. Full Review
Featherstone Winery Featherstone Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2010, Niagara Escarpment, Ontario, Canada: Mango notes with lovely lifted white floral note through the centre. White and green melon on the finish. Crisp, celan and refreshing. This wine spent 12 weeks on the lees. Only 273 cases were made. Drink: 2011-2013. 874345000175 D 750 mL  $19.95 Score: 88/100. January 3, 2012 Splendid Salad Wine Full Review
Tawse Winery Inc. Riesling 2010, VQA Niagara Peninsula, Ontario, Canada: The grapes for this excellent riesling were sourced from multiple vineyards in the area. The vines were cluster-thinned. There's a lovely zippy lime-fresh streak running through it, chased by lemon lightning. It finishes with notes of chives, grapefruit and the overwhelming desire for more. Drink: 2011-2016. 55103 10.50% MD 750 mL  $19.95 Score: 91/100. January 3, 2012 Full Review
Creekside Sauvignon Blanc 2010, Niagara Escarpment, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Refreshing and herbal with lime notes. White grapefruit and passion fruit aromas on the mid-palate. Medium-bodied without any heavy oak. Drink: 2011-2013. 620724 12.70% D 750 mL  $13.95 Score: 87/100. January 3, 2012 Best Value White Wine. Full Review
Malivoire Wine Company Musqué Spritz Chardonnay 2010, V.Q.A., Niagara Peninsula, Ontario, Canada: Yes, love it! Spritz and zesty with soft ripely fleshy sweet peach and pear notes. If you try this, you’ll need it again. Guaranteed. Drink: 2011-2014. 189670 9% M 750 mL  $19.95 Score: 89/100. December 10, 2011 Scrumptious Seafood Wine Full Review
PondView Estate Winery Riesling 2010, Four Mile Creek, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Lovely white peach, Asian pear and baking spice notes. Mouth-watering and packed with flavour. An amazingly versatile food wine. Drink: 2012-2016. 271148 12.90% XD 750 mL  $16.00 Score: 90/100. February 4, 2012 Best Value White Wine. Full Review
Mike Weir Winery Riesling 2008, V.Q.A., Niagara-On-The-Lake, Ontario, Canada: Mineral-petrol nose with fleshy ripe peach. A touch a sweetness makes this very food friendly. Great mouth-watering acidity. Drink: 2012-2016. 229286 11% M 750 mL  $14.95 Score: 89/100. February 18, 2012 Best Value White Wine. Full Review
Cave Spring Cellars Estate Bottled Cave Spring Vineyard Gewürztraminer 2010, V.Q.A., Beamsville Bench, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario, Canada: Perfect gewurz, especially at this price! Gorgeous aromas of lychee, rose petal and a hint of spices. Great for Asiana and spicy dishes. Exotic and fantastic. 302059 13% XD 750 mL  $17.95 Score: 91/100. March 31, 2012 Best Value White Wine. Full Review
Inniskillin Niagara Estate Winemaker's Series Two Vineyards Riesling 2010, V.Q.A., Niagara Peninsula, Ontario, Canada: Petrol and peach: love it! Don't be put off if you haven't heard that description before; it's wonderful, especially for food. Terrific mouth-watering acidity makes it a match for seafood, salads and cream sauces. Wonderful! Drink: 2012-2016. 105387 11.50% XD 750 mL  $17.95 Score: 91/100. February 18, 2017 Best Value White Wine. Full Review

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