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Wine Picks September 12, 2009

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Red Wine

Stonehedge Cabernet Sauvignon 2006, California, United States: Vintages Wine Panel: This easy-drinking Cabernet is overflowing with dark plum and cassis flavors. Ripe and generous, with a plush texture. If you’re enjoying this superb-value Cab within the next few months, let it breathe in a decanter to bring out its fruity character. My note: A generous, full-bodied don’t-analyze-it red with notes of blackberries and black cherries. A smoky finish. Knock it back! 135327 13.50% D 750 mL  $14.95 Score: 87/100. September 12, 2009 Full Review

White Wine

Estampa Viognier Chardonnay 2008, Colchagua Valley, Estate Btld., Chile: Vintages Wine Panel: Estampa’s winemakers pride themselves on practicing the art of assemblage (a.k.a. blending). This wine is comprised of 85% Viognier, hand-picked in the Colchagua Valley and 15% Chardonnay sourced from the cool Casablanca Valley. My note: Zesty with lemon vibrance and lime notes, lovely grapefruit finish. 128611 13.50% D 750 mL  $15.95 Score: 87/100. September 12, 2009 Full Review

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