Best Wines: Five best wines for pairing with dinner | San Jose subculture |
Garofoli 2010 Verdicchio Dei Castelli di Jesi 
$12.50 | Marches | 88 points 
This richer style of verdicchio has a cushy, warming yet balanced ambiance, with generous peach, melon and honey aromas. Serve with rich pastas, seafood or risottos. LCBO 277293

Castellare di Castellina 2010 Chianti Classico
$18 | Tuscany | 89 points 
A supple, refined yet exuberant young Chianti that you can serve with veal parm, roasts or pizza. Expect aromas of pure redcurrant and cherry, plus roses and a touch of salami. LCBO 267260


 Amalaya 2011 Torrontés Riesling 
$11 | Salta | 87 points 
Chill this white blend well and serve it with mild Asian, pork or vegetarian dishes. It captures lime-orange citrus, lavender, green herbs and riesling’s signature pear fruit. It’s mid-weight, off-dry but crisp on the finish. LCBO 270470 Chanson Père & Fils 2010
Le Bourgogne Pinot Noir 
$18 | Burgundy | 88 points 
Light and fragrant, this pinot noir makes a great match with French poultry, game, veal or mushroom dishes. Expect com- plex, well-integrated cran-raspberry aromas. LCBO 50575 Marqués de Riscal 2007 Reserva 
$21 | Rioja | 89 points 
Ideal for roasts, lamb and grilled meat, this has a traditional, heavily wood-accented nose of leather, earth, burlap and campfire embers, with dark cherry, olive fruit and marzipan. It’s mid-weight, smooth yet lively. LCBO 32656
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