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Château des Charmes ‘Old Vines’ Pinot Noir 2010 
VQA Niagara-on-the-Lake $18.95 (256834) 13.0% alcohol 
Garnet hued, this Pinot Noir offers lovely earthy, flowery aromas melding with ripe red fruit, and a whiff of exotic spice. Dry, medium bodied, complex, the bright red cherry, berry and currant flavours, beetroot and notions of white pepper are framed by lively acidity and perceptible tannin. The finish is dry, lengthy with a touch of coffee bean lingering. This is a wine with structure and impact that will hold its own with full-flavoured meat, pasta dishes, or cellar further. Purchase (minimum two bottles) for daily home, restaurant or office delivery from Château des Charmes. (Susan Desjardins) 

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Château des Charmes Icewine Vidal 2013 
VQA Niagara-on-the-Lake $25.95 (565861) 200 mL 9.0% alcohol 
This is impressive from cork pop to last drop with alluring aromas of apricot, mango and spun sugar leading the parade. It coats the palate with a dazzling array of flavour—peel marmalade and apricot preserve interlaced with grilled pineapple and wisps of candied lemon peel. The moderating acidity provides balance and a lip-smacking, sweet and tang aftertaste. Sip on its own or pour with crème brulée—the perfect size for after-dinner, for two. Purchase (minimum two bottles) for daily home, restaurant or office delivery from Château des Charmes. (Vic Harradine) 

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Peninsula Ridge Pinot Grigio 2013 
VQA Niagara Peninsula $16.15 12.5% alcohol 
The newly minted label on this lo-yield Grigio heralds aromas of honeyed pit fruit, floral notes and melon. It washes over the palate in a crisp river of racy lemon and white grapefruit flavour interlaced with piquant spice and white pepper. Medium bodied and nicely textured, this finishes crisp, clean and refreshing with a grapefruit pith aftertaste. Versatile at the table, pour with seafood, chicken or pork. Purchase by the case for daily home, restaurant or office delivery from Peninsula Ridge. (Vic Harradine)