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Two oceans Sauvignon blanc 2009  . March 1, 2012 Full Review
Pelee Island Lighthouse Riesling Vqa, Ontario, Canada  145417 12.50%  750 mL  $10.95. March 1, 2012 Full Review
Remy Pannier Rosé d'Anjou 2007, Loire Valley, France: Vintages Wine Panel: Light salmon color; dry and light bodied with crisp hints of red cherry fruit; barely off-dry with fresh strawberry fruit flavors. My note: Absolutely delightful! Summer sunshine in a glass and great refreshment for when it's hot. Light and carefree with notes of ripe strawberries. 12641 10% D 750 mL  $12.95 Score: 87/100. May 7, 2009 Full Review
Hungaria grand cuvée brut, Hungary, Hungary  217539 12%  750 mL  $11.95. March 1, 2012 Full Review
Ogio Primitivo 2008, Puglia, Italy: Fantastic value! Rich, war, ripe notes of blackberries and black cherries. Mocha and light smoke with full-bodied goodness. 86421 13%  750 mL  $8.85 Score: 87/100. September 2, 2009 Full Review
Casal Thaulero Sangiovese 2010, Chieti, Italy: A rustic, full-bodied, generously oaked red with black fruit notes and mouth-watering acidity. Cries out for hearty meat dishes. Drink: 2011-2013. 588996 13% D 750 mL  $6.95 Score: 84/100. January 3, 2012 Full Review
Mirassou Winery Pinot Noir 2008, California, United States: A simple, tasty red with sour cherry notes and a smooth, medium body. Good quaff for pizza night. 185249 13.50%  750 mL  $12.95 Score: 83/100. January 14, 2011 Full Review
Big House Winery White 2009, California, United States: Outrageously great for the money! This won't last a day on the shelves once it hits stores. It's gorgeously aromatic with delicate aromas of field flowers, orange zest and peaches. So pretty! A blend of Mavasia, Bianca, Muscat, Canelli, Vionier and Rousanne grapes. Prefect for the deck or dock. 173286 13.50% D 750 mL  $11.00 Score: 88/100. April 22, 2011 Full Review

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