Rosehall Run Unoaked Chardonnay 2019

At a Glance
Overall tropical fruit, grapefruit zest, pineapple
Notes A very well done unoaked chardonnay from Ontario. The cooler climate allows for a touch of acidity which makes it nice and bright. Great to serve with rich or creamy dishes, I matched it with stroganoff. This wine screams summer patio!
Sweetness extra dry – 6 g/L
Food stroganoff, lobster rolls, fettuccini alfredo
Price $14.95
LCBO# 303776
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Santa Rita Secret Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2020

At a Glance
Overall tropical fruit, lemon, gooseberry
Notes A nice little wine. Easy to sip. Bright hit of acidity amongst the tropical fruit flavours and hints of citrus. While I really enjoyed it, I’d pick this Organic Sauvignon Blanc in a head-to-head.
Sweetness extra dry – 4 g/L
Food paella, scallops, arugula salad
Price $14.90
LCBO# 16189
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Adobe Reserva Organic Sauvignon Blanc 2020

At a Glance
Overall citrus, grapefruit, honeydew, white pepper
Notes First thing notice is how inviting the smell is. Bright and clean taste with a nice balanced aftertaste. Light touch of pepper makes it very interesting! Summer crowd pleaser & patio sipper. Organic wine bonus points.
Sweetness extra dry – 2 g/L
Food fresh fruit, vegetable salads, soft cheeses
Price $13.95
LCBO# 266049
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La Vieille Ferme Blanc 2020

At a Glance
Overall Pale yellow, peaches, pears, unripe cantaloupe, hint of banana
Notes This is a value wine. Mass produced and aims to please everybody by being a little bit of everything. Nice acidity, easy to drink, but the flavours can seem artificial at times.
Sweetness extra dry – 2 g/L
Food variety of cheese, crackers, jams
Price $12.45
LCBO# 298505
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Laroche Viognier 2019

At a Glance
Overall pale yellow, dried apricots, floral
Notes Viognier comes in many shapes and sizes…floral or tropical and even sometimes citrusy. This is basic white table wine and doesn’t live up to the grapes potential.
Sweetness extra dry – 3 g/L
Food grilled chicken, salmon, roasted vegetables
Price $13.00
LCBO# 377622
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Ventoux Rosé 2019

At a Glance
Overall floral, hibiscus, honey, vaguely citrus, underripe strawberry
Notes Rosés get a bit of a bad reputation for being sickly sweet. This rose is definitely not that. The first time I tasted it a few years ago it was an instant favorite. Lately, it is so dry and austere it needs a moderately sweet companion to be properly enjoyed.
Sweetness extra dry – 2 g/L
Food fresh berries or berry forward sweet desserts
Price $14.55
LCBO# 134916
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