LCBO Sale Pick of the Week: April 17

We want you to drink only good wine. And to never overpay. Since our kwäf Taste Buds are drinking all the time anyway—we mean, tasting all the time—we’re happy to pick out the super star values and pass them on to you. One good wine at a time, just because we care. Find these wines on sale at the LCBO, and enjoy!  Sign up to receive weekly picks.

Casa Planeta 2011 Syrah (Sicily, Italy)

Sale $10.95, Regular $11.95
Discount (until April 27): $1.00
LCBO #219857 | 750 mL bottle

Tastes like: Ripe plum, raspberry jam and cherries.
Pairs with: Pesto pizza, soft cheeses, KFC (no kidding).
Good for: Bringing to a party. Cool label, nice wine—surprise your friends with a love letter from Sicily.
Drink this: Now.
Alcohol: 13%

Why we're drinking this
First, it’s a great price. Second, Sicily flies a bit under the radar for most people. It’s one of the largest wine producing areas of Italy, but historically it’s churned out pretty awful stuff for a mass market. But this is changing. This wine embodies the new, contemporary approach. And it’s damn fine—a softer style, easy to drink. A fresher, more fruit forward wine. Perfect for spring BBQ season too, as it’ll be versatile with fare from the grill.

Tasting note
This wine is soft and easy. Translation, it feels nice and silky in the mouth, and the tannins are low. There’s nice, firm acidity, which you need for balance. Ripe red berries, dark plum and just enough heft to please lovers of “big” wines. It’s really the best of two worlds: fairly full bodied but fruity too.

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Casa Planeta Syrah Italy | kwäf LCBO Pick April 17

This week's selection by kwäf Taste Bud  Dick Snyder