680 NEWS wine reviews – February 9–11, 2018

Vina Robles Petite Sirah 2013
The Paso Robles region in California is halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco. It’s a warm region that produces big red wines here – like Vina Robles Petite Sirah 2013, currently in Vintages outlets. Dense purple in colour, this wine has a cedary-sandalwood nose of sun-warmed blackberries. It’s full-bodied, dry, with well-extracted black fruit flavours carried on lively acidity. It costs $20.95 at Vintages outlets. Serve it with red meat dishes or mature, hard cheeses. That’s Vina Robles Petite Sirah 2013 from California. For Post City Magazines, I’m Tony Aspler, 680 NEWS. ($20.95, Vintages #538694) (90)

Dr. Siemens Serriger Würzburg Riesling Kabinett Feinherb 2008
If you see the term Feinherb on a bottle of German wine, it means slightly sweet. Currently at Vintages is a 2008 Dr. Siemens Serriger Würzburg Riesling Kabinett Feinherb from the Mosel. A great bargain at $17.95, this gorgeous wine has a nose of honey, limes and warm hay. Light in body, it fairly dances on the palate with sweet, honeyed grapefruit and mineral flavours, ending on a note of tarragon. Chill it and serve it was an aperitif or with pork dishes. That’s Dr. Siemens Serriger Würzburg Riesling Kabinett Feinherb 2008 from Germany at Vintages outlets. For Post City Magazines, I’m Tony Aspler, 680 NEWS. ($17.95, Vintages #524827) (90)

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