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Wine Picks April 11, 2009

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Red Wine

Montana Wines Reserve Pinot Noir 2006, Central Otago, South Island, New Zealand: Vintages Wine Panel: Sourced from Central Otago, one of the mostly southerly wine-growing regions on the planet, this Pinot Noir is medium ruby in color: actually quite deeply hued for the variety. A bouquet of sweet raspberry, ripe cherry, and freshly tilled earth floods the senses, leading to aroma replays on the smooth, silky-textured palate. Great length and balance add to the wine’s considerable charms. My note: Opens with cherry, red currant and smoky raspberry, followed my mouth-filling, velvet layers of ripe red berries on the palate. Medium-bodied and extremely seductive. The vibrant, zesty acidity makes for a wonderful food companion. 93708 13% D 750 mL  $30.95 Score: 90/100. April 11, 2009 Full Review

White Wine

Vasse Felix Chardonnay 2007, Margaret River, Western Australia, Australia: A round, generous and voluptuously textured Chardonnay with aromas of ripe fleshy peaches, Asian pear, tangerine, almond, baked bread and vanilla spice. Full-bodied with layers of flavor and a warm finish. Drink: 2009-2014. 903617 12.50% D 750 mL  $24.95 Score: 91/100. April 11, 2009 Full Review

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