Consignment Wines

Austria

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Rabl Winery 'Spiegel Vineyard' Gruner Veltliner 2006
Kamptal, Austria $17.95
Look for floral and mineral aromas to open this very well-balanced and fleshy-textured white. The grape is known for good acidity while the premium producers are found in three small areas, Kampstal being one. Elegant and fully textured, you'll enjoy a rush of citrus and yellow peach flavours that linger on the clean and zesty finish. Often found in wine-friendly restaurants (order by the glass), you can also enjoy yours at home alongside pan-grilled white fish under a drizzle of lemon. Order by the case via email from Aaron Shaw This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it . (VH)

California

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Lotus Winery Chardonnay 2006
Russian River $22.95
Vanilla, butterscotch and toasty notes billow off this medium-bodied opulent Chardonnay. Very rich flavours of tropical fruit, apple and white peach drench the palate. It's fully textured with a lingering finish of succulent ripe tree fruit and moderating citrus tang. Think of a well made white Burgundy at a quarter the price. Order by the case via email from Aaron Shaw This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . (VH)

Ontario


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Niagara College Winery 'Dean's List' Sauvignon Blanc 2006
VQA Niagara Peninsula $17.95
This earns top marks for its incredible flavours and silky texture. Pungent aromas of nettles, black licorice and nettles blast from the glass. There's a delicious stream of exuberant lemon-lime, pineapple and guava flavours. It's medium bodied, lip-smacking good and it finishes clean and refreshing. The unique label is a report card showing a copy of Tony Aspler's original tasting notes—Tony is Canada's best-known wine writer and author. Order by the case via email from Aaron Shaw This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it . (VH)