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Wine Picks September 3, 2011

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Red Wine

Concha Y Toro Trio Reserva Named Varietal Blends-Red 2009, Maipo Valley, Chile: Vintages Wine Panel: A blend of three grapes (the “Trio”): Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz and Cabernet Franc. Viña Concha y Toro finds the warmth and lengthy growing season they need to perfectly ripen the grapes for this wine in the Maipo Valley. From Cab Sauv the wine gets cassis fruit and body; from Shiraz, blackberry and peppery tones; and from Cab Franc, a lovely herbaceous accent. My note: extraordinary value/taste for the money! Mocha and dark chocolate aromas wrap themselves seductively around a core of fleshy blackberry fruit. Full-bodied and smooth. Drink: 2011-2014. 433912 14% XD 750 mL  $14.95 Score: 88/100. September 3, 2011 Full Review

White Wine

Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Sauvignon Blanc 2008, Napa Valley, California, United States: Lovely white melon, lemongrass and chives. Perfectly balanced. Good mouth-watering action. Drink: 2011-2014. 243162 13.50% XD 750 mL  $29.95 Score: 91/100. September 3, 2011 Top Rated White Wine. Full Review

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