On The Go – Readers’ Wine Picks
LCBO #381541 • $11.95
(Argentina) Bright aromas of fresh pink grapefruit mingle with floral notes. On the palate this crisp, dry white exudes an inviting minerality that lingers on. Enjoy Decopas Sauvignon Blanc with a variety of seafood like shellfish and sushi, as well as spicy Latin Asian cuisine.
LCBO #394734 • $15.95
Produced in the Columbia Valley in Washington State by founders Charles Smith and Charles Bieler. This Chardonnay’s aromas are dominated by quince, Pippin apples and notes of spice, molasses and warm caramel. The palate is quite rich and broad, but still vibrant and lingers on the finish.
Available at the LCBO | bielerandsmith.com
LCBO #399568 • $12.65
(Spain) A fresh and lively white Rioja with fresh fruity aromas and flavours, the temperature-controlled fermentation maximizes the fruit potential from the Viura grapes. Citrusy fruits on the nose and palate. Pairs well with pasta and vegetables, fish in green sauce, carpaccio, chicken, and turkey.
LCBO #363838 • $15.95
Also hailing from Washington State, this wine is bold, rich and textured but not over the top — it remains wonderfully restrained and focused. Aromatically, there are rich black plum and cherry notes along with smoke, herbs and gravel. The blend is 68% Cabernet Sauvignon and 32% Syrah.
Available at the LCBO bielerandsmith.com