Friday night wine tasting club – September 19, 2014

Woodbridge- R. Mondavi

White Zinfandel Rose; Lodi California LCBO# 249656

9.5% alc; sugar 36 grams/litre $9.95

pale pink in colour

vague berry aroma and flavour; appealingly sweet

pairs well with soft goat cheese and blue cheese, also spicy food (red pepper jelly)IMG_4076Sandbanks Rose 2011

Ontario Prince Edward County #244616

Style: Easy going and fruity; 11.5 % alc; $13.95; 19 grams of sugar/litre

Approachable aromas of raspberry, pink grapefruit and tangerine

A safe and easy choice, it’s very popular and it’s easy to see why.
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Cotes de Provence; Certified organic since 2005; LCBO # 319392

Rose: Fruity and dry; sugar 3 grams/litre 13.5% alc; $18.95

Delicate pale copper pink colour

On the nose- under-ripe stone fruit,flinty, fresh apricot,cantaloup

When left to warm to room temperature displays aromas of under-ripe peach and flint

Grapes picked by hand, sorted and directly pressed (not crushed)

Grenache 61%, Cinsault 29%, Syrah 4%, Rolle 2%, Mouvedre 1%, Cabernet Sauvignon 1%, Uguis Blanc 1%, Semillon 1%

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Mulderbosch Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Coastal Region- South Africa; LCBO #99821  $12.95;   13.5 % alc; 6 grams /litre of sugar Dry

Style: Savoury

tangy and easy going: red fruit: cranberry, red current,  apple and watermelon aromas
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Tavel 2013 ATC

Cotes du Rhone, Perrin & Fils

LCBO#680801   $19.95

13.5 % alc; 2 grams/litre sugar

Grenache, Mouvedre & Cinsault

sweet on the nose, candy apple, cherry syrup, ripe watermelon, raspberry and lavender

on the palate: big, bold and muscular, red fruit on the palate and flavourful.
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