Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Reif Estates 2004 Shiraz - $16.95

Reif has two Shiraz’s currently available, but don’t be fooled, they are radically different. The cellared in Ontario version is also a 2004 vintage wine, but 70% of the grapes come from Australia – and is available only at the winery. The VQA, 100% Ontario grape version, is available exclusively at the LCBO through Vintages. That’s right, according to the winery “the LCBO took it all.” And why? Because it’s a mighty fine wine. Cloves and white pepper on the nose, while on the taste you’ll find pepper and black raspberry. The relatively low tannins and easy drinking nature of the wine makes it perfect for just sitting around and sipping; while the medium finish will keep you coming back for more. Stock up, it’s in very limited supply. Available at the winery only.

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