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Wine Picks February 20, 2008

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Note: This batch of wine reviews is not part of the bi-weekly Vintages Releases. Instead, it's a collection of wines outside the Vintages section in store (general list) or wines sent to me directly from wineries that may not yet be available in liquor stores. Click on the Winery or Wine Agency link to get more info.

Dessert Wine

Psagot Winery Port, Judean Hills, Israel 156604 13% S 750 mL $32.95 February 2008. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Paradise Ranch Wines Corp. Westbank Whistler Pinot Noir Icewine 2005, V.Q.A. Okanagan Valley, Canada Whistler Pinot Noir Icewine food pairings: touches of cranberry, cinnamon and pecans. A pleasing balance of roasted brown sugar and caramelized fruit with a rich smooth finish.. 817841 13% S 200 mL $24.99 February 2008. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Red Wine

Pepperwood Grove Don Sebastiani & Sons Cabernet Sauvignon 2007, California, United States Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: pasta, pizza, gourmet burgers. 161281 13.5% D 750 mL $14.95 February 2008. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Toasted Head Shiraz 2006, Dunnigan Hills, California, United States Shiraz food pairings: red meats, spicy pastas. 42937 13.5% D 750 mL $19.95 February 2008. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Cristobal 1492 Oak Reserve Merlot 2007, Mendoza, Argentina 663096 14% XD 750 mL $12.95 February 2008. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Two Hands Wines Angels' Share Shiraz 2008, Mclaren Vale, South Australia, Australia 9480 15.6% XD 750 mL $25.95 February 2008. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

The Winery Of Good Hope Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2008, W.O., Stellenbosch, South Africa Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot food pairings: grilled steak and mushrooms. 8748 13.5% XD 750 mL $11.95 February 2008. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Rousse Reserve Vinprom Rousse Cabernet Sauvignon 2006, Northern Bulgaria, Bulgaria Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: beef casserole, gourmet hamburgers. 142950 12.6% D 750 mL $12.95 February 2008. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Collin Bourisset Hospices De Lyon Gamay (Beaujolais) 2008, A.C., Beaujolais-Villages, France Gamay (Beaujolais) food pairings: grilled salmon, tuna steaks. 158931 12.5% D 750 mL $15.95 February 2008. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

André Delorme Le Meix Rully Pinot Noir 2007, A.C., Burgundy, France Pinot Noir food pairings: grilled tuna steaks, roast turkey breast. 158956 13% XD 750 mL $21.95 February 2008. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Domaine Ferrer-Ribière Tradition Syrah Grenache Carignan Mourvèdre 2007, A.C., Côtes De Roussillon, Midi, France Syrah Grenache Carignan Mourvèdre food pairings: organic beef, lamb. 148627 13.5% XD 750 mL $16.95 February 2008. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château De St. Preignan Syrah Carignan Grenache Mourvèdre 2005, A.C., Côteaux Du Languedoc, Midi, France 150151 13.2% XD 750 mL $14.95 February 2008. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château Des Chaberts Cuvée Prestige Syrah Cabernet Sauvignon Mourvèdre 2007, A.C., Côteaux Varois En Provence, France Syrah Cabernet Sauvignon Mourvèdre food pairings: grilled lamb chops, winter-barbecued steaks. 151001 14% XD 750 mL $18.95 February 2008. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Domaine De Pialentou Nuance De Cocagne Jean Et Kai Gervais, Prop.-Récolt. Syrah Duras Braucol 2006, A.C., Gaillac, Southwest, France Syrah Duras Braucol food pairings: grilled steaks, gourmet sausages. 744979 12.3% XD 750 mL $14.95 February 2008. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Anselmann Schwarz Riesling 2007, Q.B.A., Pfalz, Ockfener Bockstein, Pfalz, Germany Riesling food pairings: stuffed veal tenderloin, gourmet sausages. 160630 12.5% MD 750 mL $16.95 February 2008. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Giordano Nebbiolo D'alba 2007, D.O.C., Piedmont, Italy Nebbiolo D'alba food pairings: slow-cooked beef or lamb dishes. 159483 13.5% XD 750 mL $16.95 February 2008. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Feudi Di San Marzano Negroamaro 2008, I.G.T., Puglia, Italy Negroamaro food pairings: spareribs. 159442 13.5% XD 750 mL $11.95 February 2008. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Banfi Centine Regional Blended Red 2007, I.G.T., Tuscany, Italy 323725 13% XD 750 mL $16.95 February 2008. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Castello Di Querceto Riserva Chianti Classico 2006, D.O.C.G. , Tuscany, Italy 650754 13% XD 750 mL $29.95 February 2008. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

La Pieve Chianti 2007, D.O.C.G., Tuscany, Italy 161851 13.5% XD 750 mL $15.95 February 2008. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Rocca Delle Macìe Riserva Chianti Classico 2005, D.O.C.G., Tuscany, Italy 930966 14.5% XD 750 mL $21.95 February 2008. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Cantine Francesco Minini Valpolicella 2008, D.O.C., Veneto, Italy Minini Valpolicella food pairings: meat-based pasta dish. 161612 12.7% D 750 mL $12.95 February 2008. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Villa Sardi Merlot 2007, D.O.C., Piave, Veneto, Italy Merlot food pairings: veal tenderloin. 23390 13% D 750 mL $14.95 February 2008. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Alfaraz Colheita Seleccionada Henrique José De La Puente Sancho Uva Tricadeira Alfrocheiro Alicante Bouschet Touriga Nacional 2007, Alentejano, Portugal Tricadeira Alfrocheiro Alicante Bouschet Touriga Nacional food pairings: braised beef, lamb dish. 160903 13.5% XD 750 mL $16.95 February 2008. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Chateau Sarati Pinot Noir 2005, Dealu Mare, Romania 143313 12% D 750 mL $11.95 February 2008. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Raimat Tempranillo Syrah 2005, D.O., Costers Del Segre, Spain 14696 13.5% D 750 mL $12.95 February 2008. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Celler Piñol Cabernet Sauvignon Garnacha Merlot Tempranillo Syrah 2007, D.O., Terra Alta, Spain 146183 13.5% XD 750 mL $20.95 February 2008. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Marqués De Valcarlos Crianza Tempranillo 2005, D.O., Navarra, Spain Tempranillo food pairings: rare steaks, roast leg of lamb with rosemary and garlic. 146191 14.7% XD 750 mL $13.95 February 2008. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Hickinbotham Shiraz Cabernet 2008, Clarendon, Mclaren Vale, South Australia, Australia 159632 14% D 750 mL $15.00 February 2008. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Domaine La Garrigue Grenache Syrah Mourvèdre Cinsault 2007, A.C., Vacqueyras, Rhône, France 156380 14.7% XD 750 mL $22.95 February 2008. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Terres D'avignon Les Cardinalices Grande Réserve 2007, A.C., Côtes Du Rhône, France 155473 14% XD 750 mL $14.95 February 2008. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Domaine Du Grand Tinel Grenache Syrah Mourvèdre Counoise 2007, A.C., Châteauneuf-Du-Pape, Rhône, France 993964 15% XD 750 mL $35.95 February 2008. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Les Demoiselles La Comtadina Puyméras Cave La Contadine 2007, A.C., Côtes Du Rhône-Villages, France 156315 13.5% XD 750 mL $16.95 February 2008. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Domaine De Dieumercy Grenache Syrah Mourvèdre 2007, A.C., Côtes Du Rhône, France Grenache Syrah Mourvèdre food pairings: rich beef stew. 155507 14% XD 750 mL $12.95 February 2008. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Domaine Coudoulis 2006, A.C., Lirac, Rhône, France 155531 14.5% D 750 mL $18.95 February 2008. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Vignerons De Beaumes De Venise Roaix 2007, A.C., Côtes Du Rhône-Villages, France Food pairings: game bird, venison, roast leg of lamb. 156000 14% XD 750 mL $13.95 February 2008. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Domaine Du Peloux Grenache 2007, A.C., Vacqueyras, Rhône, France Grenache food pairings: grilled leg of lamb. 143081 14.6% XD 750 mL $19.95 February 2008. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Vignerons De Beaumes De Venise Séguret 2007, A.C., Côtes Du Rhône-Villages, France 155549 14% XD 750 mL $13.95 February 2008. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Domaine Duclaux 2005, A.C., Châteauneuf-Du-Pape, Rhône, France 722264 14% XD 750 mL $38.95 February 2008. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Galil Mountain Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon 2007, Upper Galilee, Israel 156570 14% D 750 mL $27.95 February 2008. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Makor Tempranillo Bobal Syrah Cabernet Sauvignon 2007, D.O., Ribera Del Júcar, Spain Tempranillo Bobal Syrah Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: grilled lamb, slow-cooked stews, roast beef with root vegetables. 156729 14% XD 750 mL $16.95 February 2008. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

White Wine

Alsace Willm Gewurztraminer 2008, A.C., Alsace, France Gewurztraminer food pairings: spicy Asian dishes, grilled herbed chicken, seafood-based rice dishes. 156745 16% D 750 mL $26.95 February 2008. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Barkan Wine Cellars Reserve Chardonnay 2007, Judean Hills, Israel 156554 12.5% D 750 mL $21.95 February 2008. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Teperberg Silver Late Harvest Riesling 2007, Israel, Israel 156596 10.5% M 500 mL $19.95 February 2008. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Pepperwood Grove Don Sebastiani & Sons Chardonnay 2007, California, United States Chardonnay food pairings: smoked game hen with bitter greens, grilled wild salmon with a rich béarnaise sauce, roasted beets with a champagne vinaigrette. 158527 13.5% D 750 mL $14.95 February 2008. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Cloudline Cellars Pinot Gris 2008, Oregon, United States Pinot Gris food pairings: mildly spiced seafood dishes. 159988 13.3% D 750 mL $17.95 February 2008. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Cristobal 1492 Chardonnay 2009, Mendoza, Argentina 144402 13% XD 750 mL $11.95 February 2008. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Margan Chardonnay 2008, Hunter Valley, New South Wales, Australia Chardonnay food pairings: chicken casseroles, grilled salmon, sushi, pork tenderloin. 141986 13% D 750 mL $15.95 February 2008. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

St. Hallett Poacher's Blend Sémillon Sauvignon Blanc 2009, Barossa, South Australia, Australia Sémillon Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: lobster, lightly spiced grilled prawns. 57687 11.5% XD 750 mL $14.95 February 2008. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Domäne Wachau Terraces Grüner Veltliner 2008, Wachau, Austria 155812 12% XD 750 mL $15.95 February 2008. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Sant’Ilia Ottonel Edoardo Miroglio Eood Muscat 2008, Thracian Valley Region, Bulgaria Muscat food pairings: Thai food. 143065 12.7% MD 750 mL $12.95 February 2008. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château D'Argadens Maison Sichel Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2008, A.C., Bordeaux, France Sauvignon Blanc Semillon food pairings: paella, bouillabaisse. 159111 12% XD 750 mL $16.95 February 2008. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Domaine Chevallier Claude & Jean-Louis Chevallier Chardonnay 2007, A.C., Chablis, Burgundy, France Chardonnay food pairings: fresh oysters, simply prepared shellfish. 112227 12.5% XD 750 mL $22.95 February 2008. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Mommessin Vieilles Vignes Chardonnay 2008, A.C., Macon-Villages, Burgundy, France Chardonnay food pairings: lobster, grilled salmon, paella. 159079 12.5% XD 750 mL $17.95 February 2008. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Terres Secretes Croix De Monceau Chardonnay 2008, A.C., St-Veran, Burgundy, France Chardonnay food pairings: pork tenderloin, grilled prawns, roast stuffed chicken. 159046 13% XD 750 mL $21.95 February 2008. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Eugenio Collavini Sauvignon Blanc 2008, D.O.C., Collio, Friuli, Italy 93575 12% XD 750 mL $16.95 February 2008. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Masseria Altemura 2008, I.G.T., Fiano Salento, Puglia, Italy Food pairings: moderately rich fish, chicken dishes. 159475 12.5% D 750 mL $13.95 February 2008. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Colli Argento Pinot Grigio 2008, I.G.T., Veneto, Italy Pinot Grigio food pairings: flavoured fish, raw oysters. 159814 12.5% D 750 mL $12.95 February 2008. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart


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