Jackson-Triggs Meritage 2006 VQA Niagara, ON
Med. density garnet colour, starting to fade at rim. Med. intensity nose of smoke, black currant jam, nutmeg, earth, and plums.
Dry, med. body, med. acidity, med. tannin. Black currant jam, smoke, herbs, and plums. Elegant. Drink now with grilled sausages or pot roast.
Open Riesling-Gewürztraminer 2009 VQA Niagara, ON
Pale straw colour. Med. intensity nose of lychee, tangerine, rosewater, and overripe pear. Dry to off-dry, light body, med. acidity. Lychee, rosewater, tangerine and pear. Short length. Drink now, and over the next year. Serve with Asian or Indian cuisine, Hawaiian pizza, or fruit-based salads.
Gato Negro Sauvignon Blanc 2008 Central Valley, Chile
Bright, very pale straw colour, almost water clear. Med. intensity nose of fresh-cut grass, lemon rind, tarragon, and slate.
Dry, light body, med. plus acidity. Lemon juice, lime pickle, slate, and herbs. Med. length. Serve well chilled for cocktail hour, or with a seafood platter. Drink now.