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Wine Picks August 7, 2010

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Red Wine

Torres San Valentín Garnacha 2008, D.O., Catalunya, Spain: Vintages Wine Panel: Garnacha (Grenache, in France) is the second-most popular red grape in Spain, after Tempranillo. In lively wines such as this, it produces fruit-forward, finely structured crowd-pleasers, with notions of licorice and dried herbs, that are excellent for a wide variety of meals. My note: So dependable a producer: full-bodied, rich and deep with fleshy dark berries and some oak. Straight-forward, lip-smacking delicious flavour. 673541 13.50% XD 750 mL  $13.95 Score: 87/100. August 7, 2010 Full Review

Rosés

Château Routas Rouvière Murray Family Rosé 2009, A.C., Côteaux Varois En Provence, Midi, France: Vintages Wine Panel: Loaded with orange blossom and cherry aromas on the nose and fresh fruitiness and lively acidity on the palate. The 2009 vintage was even better than 2008, so expect more great results. My note: Provençal roses taste so delicate up front yet they pack a long and lasting flavour punch on the finish that seems to last as long as a sunset over the Mediterranean. Ripe strawberries waft out of the glass and over your mind and shoulders. Relax and unfold with the wine. 739128 13% D 750 mL  $14.95 Score: 90/100. August 7, 2010 Favourite Rosé. Full Review

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