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Wine Picks August 19, 2008

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Red Wine

Tyrrell's Wines Rufus Stone Shiraz 2006, Heathcote, Victoria, Australia: This Shiraz was a Gold Medal winner at both the Adelaide Wine Show 2008 and the Canberra Wine Show 2007. Juicy, generous and good-natured. Slap-you-on-the-back Shiraz. Lovely aromas of blackberries and plums. 91488 14% D 750 mL  $19.95 Score: 89/100. August 19, 2008 Full Review

White Wine

Jardin Barrel Fermented Chardonnay 2007, W.O., Stellenbosch, South Africa: Vintages Wine Panel: This well-known winery’s name is ‘Jordan’ in South Africa and other markets, but for trademark reasons it is known as Jardin in North America. The 2008 vintage in South Africa was a pleasingly moderate one with a near-perfect balance of heat, cool, sun and rain. The wines, such as this Chardonnay, featured great harmony between the fruit, oak and acid. Enjoy this lively and persistent wine. My note: Love it! Buttery but not heavy: rich aromas of ripe fleshy pears, peaches, honeysuckle and hazel nuts. 663336 14% D 750 mL  $18.95 Score: 90/100. August 19, 2008 Full Review

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