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Wine Picks July 6, 2013

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Red Wine

Pinyolet Cva Grenache 2011, D.O., Montsant, Spain: Juicy and full-bodied with a lovely smooth texture. Leather and earth aromas, with some black plum and spice. Nice maturity here. Decant 2 hours for maximum pleasure. Great value. this is made from 100% Grenache grapes from a vineyard planted in 1962 on limestone soils and was matured in stainless steel on its lees. Drink: 2012-2015. 271791 14% XD 750 mL  $17.95 Score: 89/100. July 6, 2013 Best Value Red Wine. Best Beef Wine Full Review

Sparkling Wine

Cave De Lugny Crémant De Bourgogne Cuvée Millésime Brut 2010, A.C., Burgundy, France: Stunningly great value! Wow! Toasty with crisp green apple fruit aromas. Your go-to bubbly for the next party so stock up now. Cave de Lugny is a co-operative of more than 250 estates. Previous vintages of this wine have won gold at the prestigious Concours des Burgundia competition. Great aperitif or companion to many dishes. Drink: 2012-2015. 183764 11.50% XD 750 mL  $18.95 Score: 90/100. July 6, 2013 Best Value Sparkling Wine. Perfect Pasta and Tomato Sauce Wine Full Review

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