Mount Riley Sauvignon Blanc 2010, Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand $15.95 (981670)
The New Zealand Marlborough region makes some classic tasting Sauv Blancs. This smells like grass, gooseberry and grapefruit and has mouth watering acidity that keeps you wanting more. Just like the first time you heard that Def Leppard tape in your Walkman. Red light , yellow light, green light go. Pour some of this sugar in my glass and pass me a salty cracker.
Coyote’s Run Red Paw Vineyard Pinot Noir 2009, VQA Four Mile Creek, Niagara Peninsula $24.95 (79228)
2009 in Ontario was the prime year for Pinot production. This is one of the first released and it is worth every penny and more. The Red Paw Pinot Noir is like seeing Pearl Jam in concert. There is an anxious anticipation when you see it in the glass, a familiar sweet smell in the air, and a homey realization that its gonna hit every note. Take a bottle drink it down, and pass it around. Invite wild eyed crazy Mary over and pair this with Ontario prosciutto and some Upper Canada Niagara Gold Cheese.