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Wine Picks June 12, 2010

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Red Wine

Monte Alentejano Reserva Dfj Vinhos Trincadeira Aragónez 2005, Alentejano, Portugal: Vintages Wine Panel: Winemaker Jose Neiva has crafted a wine, made with Trincadeira and Aragónez (Tempranillo), that is filled with blackberry, mint, plum and cedar aromas and flavours. Dry, smooth and elegant, this is a great wine to enjoy over casual food and great conversation, or great food and casual conversation. My note: Rustic, robust and tasty. You can’t go wrong for $12.95; that’s less than a parking ticket. Blackberries and smoke, nice combo to knock it back. 164848 13% D 750 mL  $12.95 Score: 87/100. June 12, 2010 Full Review

White Wine

Morgenhof Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2008, W.O., Simonsberg-Stellenbosch, South Africa: Vintages Wine Panel: Fuller-textured Sauvignon Blanc than usual with pleasing aromas of cut grass, citrus, nettle, melon and green peas. Dry with lots of ripe fruit brought into balance by racy acidity. Nicely made Savvy with hints of both the New and Old World. My note: Herbal and grassy with terrific acidity, this wine delivers great refreshment. Medium-bodied, versatile food companion. 18507 13.50% D 750 mL  $13.95 Score: 88/100. June 12, 2010 Best Value White Wine. Full Review

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