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• Hand-harvested fruit was used in the following 2016 Cusumano Syrah from 100% Syrah vines with an average age of thirteen years.

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Cusumano Syrah 2016
IGT Terre Siciliane, Italy $13.95 (145490) 13.5% alcohol
Grilled savory herbs, gamy notes and charred toast aromas on the nose provide segue for a full, dense river of red and dark fruit coating the palate infused with tart-edged tang. It’s mid-weight with good texture and racy, mid-length finish and aftertaste decorated with savory/herbal notes. (Vic Harradine)

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Henry of Pelham Cabernet-Merlot 2016
VQA Niagara Peninsula $14.95 (504241) 13.5% alcohol
This red blend—cabernet franc/merlot/cabernet sauvignon—has a price-quality balance tipped well in your favour. Dark chocolate and floral notes show the way to a liberal, ripe-fruit flow of juicy black currant interwoven with piquant spice and tang-laden red cherry/berry fruit on the palate persisting through the dry, lip-smacking finish. Pour with all-dressed burgers, gourmet sausage, meat-lovers’ pizza. (Vic Harradine)