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Jip Jip Rocks Shiraz Cabernet 2010, Padthaway, South Australia, Australia: Minty blackberry on the nose with fleshy black plum on the palate. Mouth-filling and rich with a great finish. Balanced and food friendly especially for meat lovers' pizza. Drink: 2013-2016. 186114 14.50% D 750 mL  $16.95 Score: 90/100. February 2, 2013 Best Value Red Wine. Best Beef Wine Full Review
Five Stones Reserve (Kpm) Beckett's Flat Cabernet Sauvignon 2010, Margaret River, Western Australia, Australia: Full-bodied, balanced and elegant with attractive dark fruit and smoke. Layered and satisfying with a good finish. Great for veal. Drink: 2013-2016. 157305 13.50% XD 750 mL  $19.95 Score: 90/100. February 16, 2013 Incomparable Kosher Wine Full Review
Gray Monk Estate Winery Gewürztraminer 2011, BC VQA, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, Canada: Classic gewurz with aromas of lychee, rose petal and baking spices. Full-bodied and delicious. Perfect for Asian dishes, curries and spicy dishes. Drink: 2013-2016. 321588 12.60% D 750 mL  $19.95 Score: 91/100. January 19, 2013 Best Value White Wine. Spectacular Spicy Wine Full Review
Novas Gran Reserva Carmenere Cabernet Sauvignon 2010, Colchagua Valley, Chile: Lovely black plums on the rose with a savoury, tart awakening on the palate. Full-bodied and ultra smooth. Slips down slippery fast. Top me up please. Drink: 2013-2016. 434662 14.50% XD 750 mL  $14.95 Score: 90/100. February 2, 2013 Best Value Red Wine. Outstanding Organic Wine Full Review
Domaine Grand Veneur Les Champauvins Alain Jaume & Fils 2010, A.C., Côtes Du Rhône, France: A terrific price for this robust, savoury blend of Grenache (70%), Syrah and Mourvèdre grapes sourced from one vineyard. Enticing aromas of cedar brush, wild black raspberry, anise and blackberry. Smooth with a pleasantly bitter and refreshing finish. Deep and intense. Perfect for hearty meat dishes. Drink: 2013-2018. 76331 14.50% XD 750 mL  $18.95 Score: 92/100. February 2, 2013 Top Rated Red Wine. Best Beef Wine Full Review
Domaine Des Marrans Fleurie Gamay (Beaujolais) 2011, A.C., Beaujolais, France  324897 12.50% XD 750 mL  $19.95. April 13, 2012 Full Review

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