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Wine Picks August 6, 2011

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Red Wine

Emiliana Adobe Reserva Syrah 2009, Rapel Valley, Chile: Vintages Wine Panel: This wine won a Silver Medal at the MUNDUSvini BioFach International Organic Wine Awards 2011. A lovely organic Syrah that offers incredible value. Ruby-purple in the glass, with richly layered aromas of earth, smoke, pepper and black raspberry, and a hint of bacon. Medium bodied, with good balance and freshness and a fine, elegant, balanced structure. Black pepper really emerges on the mid-palate. Tasty, smoky-edged finish. My note: Read no further: buy a case of this wine and you’ll be happy. Full-bodied, tasty, juicy and satisfying. Dark berry notes, smooth and lovely at an incredible price. It’s just a bonus that it’s organic. Drink: 2011-2014. 213553 14% XD 750 mL  $12.95 Score: 89/100. August 6, 2011 Best Value Red Wine. Full Review

White Wine

Bottega Pinot Grigio 2010, D.O.C., Trentino, Italy: Vintages Wine Panel: Bottega Vinaia produces artisanal wines that are sourced from family-owned single vineyards in Trentino’s Valle dei Laghi (Valley of Lakes). Their Pinot Grigio is flavourful and food-friendly and will match very well with diverse dishes. My note: Terrific! White melon and lime with zippy, zesty notes of grapefruit. An interesting Pinot Grigio. Drink: 2011-2015. 51623 13% D 750 mL  $16.95 Score: 89/100. August 6, 2011 Full Review

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