Wines of the Week for December 14, 2017

Fowles Wine Farm To Table Cabernet Merlot 2015 (Victoria, Australia)
$15.95 (LCBO #436964)
Deep ruby in colour with a spicy, blackcurrant, blackberry and cedary nose; medium-bodied, dry, savoury black fruit and peppery flavours with fresh acidity; well-balanced, fruity but firmly structured. Good value. (88.5)
Food match: roast beef; lamb chops

Cloudline Pinot Noir 2015 (Oregon)
$26.95 (Vintages #159970)
Ruby colour; a high-toned nose of cherries with earthy, floral notes; medium-bodied, dry, well-balanced cherry and raspberry flavours with lively acidity. (89)
Food match: duck breast; veal escalope

D’Ont Poke The Bear Red 2016 (Ontario)
$14.95 (LCBO #518746)
Billed as “a cheeky blend of Cabernet and Ontario’s newest favourite, Baco Noir.” Dense purple colour; spicy, cedary-herbal nose of black fruits; medium-bodied, dry, spicy, clove, slightly sweet, blackberry flavour; fruity but firm and commercial. (88)
Food match: hamburger; pizza

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