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• Order the following two wines by the case for daily office, restaurant or home delivery direct from Peller Estates.

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Peller Estates ‘Private Reserve’ Rosé 2013
VQA Niagara Peninsula $16.95 11.6% alcohol
Produced from hand-harvested Gamay and Pinot Noir, this award-winning elegant Rosé is reminiscent of classic Tavel offering a delicate, clean nose of red berry and cherry with a whiff of citrus. Dry, light-medium bodied, the texture is fine and silky. Subtle red fruit flavours expand on the palate, the lively backbone of acidity accenting the fruit and offering a refreshing, lengthy finish. Serve well-chilled on its own or with sautéed shrimp. (Susan Desjardins)

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Peller Estates ‘Private Reserve’ Cabernet Franc 2012
VQA Niagara Peninsula $21.95 13.8% alcohol
From the historic 2012 vintage, this Cabernet Franc offers great fruit concentration, depth and complexity. On the nose notes of violet, ripe dark fruit, vanilla and spice mingle. Dry, medium-full bodied, the palate’s awash with dark chocolate flavours, dark berry and plum, elusive floral notes and savoury nuances. Twelve months in American and French oak add smoky, toasty notes while ripe tannin and fine acidity bring balance and structure. Bold and flavourful, it finishes warm and spicy, the dark chocolate note lingering. It’s a lovely match for roast lamb. (Susan Desjardins)

• Order the following three wines by the case for daily office, restaurant or home delivery direct from Rosehall Run.

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Rosehall Run ‘The Righteous Dude’ Riesling 2014
VQA Twenty Mile Bench $19.95 9.5% alcohol
There’s an expressive nose here—pretty floral notes, aromas of peach and a whiff of citrus. Tasty fruit is the signature of this just off-dry, juicy light-medium-bodied gem—lemon-lime, crunchy green apple and ripe pear ride a backbone of vibrant acidity. Lively and refreshing on the finish, this is a great wine to serve with soft cheese or with pork schnitzel. (Susan Desjardins)

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Rosehall Run ‘Hungry Point Unoaked Chardonnay’ 2014
VQA Prince Edward County $19.95 13.0% alcohol
Enjoy the lovely aromas offered by this stainless-steel fermented Chard—sugar-coated almonds, apple/pear tart and fresh citrus. Dry, medium bodied, you’ll find good balance, weight and presence on the palate. There are zippy notes of green apple, juicy grapefruit, grapefruit zest and almond kernel offering a lip-smacking taste experience. Clean and fresh in texture, pour with creamy pasta or sole almandine. (Susan Desjardins)

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Rosehall Run ‘Hungry Point’ Pinot Noir 2013
VQA Prince Edward County $24.95 12.0% alcohol
Produced from fruit of dry-farmed vines then aged 15 months in French oak, this ruby-red Pinot offers notes of smoke, red cherry, pomegranate and spice. Dry, medium bodied, there’s a touch of smoke, earthy beetroot, red cherry/berry with notes of herbs and spice adding complexity. Tannin provides structure while clean acidity provides freshness and balance. You can cellar this short term or pair now with roast duck and a cherry reduction. (Susan Desjardins)