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Wine Picks March 5, 2011

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Red Wine

Calera Pinot Noir 2008, Central Coast, California, United States: Ah yes! Voluptuously ripe cherries and cranberries with a pleasant tart finish. Medium- to full-bodied with a satin texture. This is one of California’s masters of pinot noirs. Taste it and see what I’m talking about. Drink: 2011-2016. 933044 14% XD 750 mL  $32.95 Score: 92/100. March 5, 2011 Full Review

White Wine

Domaine De La Tour Chablis Monts-Main 1Er Cru Chardonnay 2008, A.C., Burgundy, France: Vintages Wine Panel: Gold Medal winner at the 2010 Concours des Vins de Chablis. All the elements in the 2008 vintage conspired to create great white wines, such as this Chablis from Domaine de la Tour. Look for classic aromas and flavours of green apple, chalky minerals, pear and citrus. An ageable wine (3-5+ years). My note: Unoaked chardonnay, this is refreshing and pure with green apple notes and mouth-watering acidity. This is not rich and buttery like New World chardonnays in any sense. Very austere with subtle flavours. Don’t over-chill or you won’t smell anything. Drink: 2011-2016. 159731 13% XD 750 mL  $29.95 Score: 89/100. March 5, 2011 Full Review

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