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Bird in Hand Sparkling Pinot Noir 2011, Adelaide Hills, South Australia, Australia: Very pretty with aromas of field raspberry. Dry and refreshing. Nice price. Drink: 2013-2015. 327429 12.50% D 750 mL  $19.95 Score: 88/100. August 17, 2013 Scrumptious Seafood Wine Full Review
Lingenfelder Bird Label Riesling 2012, Qualit├Ątswein, Pfalz, Germany: Magnificent for the price point! Floral with fleshy ripe peach yet airy and refreshing. Medium-bodied with a peach blossom finish. Slight sweetness lends food versatility, yet it's not at all cloying. Drink: 2013-2015. 568634 10.50% M 750 mL  $13.95 Score: 89/100. September 28, 2013 Best Value White Wine. Smart Buy Wine Full Review
Steve Bird Winery & Vineyards Old Schoolhouse Sauvignon Blanc 2012, Marlborough, New Zealand: Terrific lime-zestiness in this citrus-herbal Sauvignon Blanc. Refreshing and zippy: classic New Zealand style. I'm so delighted that this wine is back on the shelves again as it's a classic of the Marlborough region. Top me up! Drink: 2012-2015. 178319 14% D 750 mL  $18.95 Score: 93/100. July 6, 2013 Top Rated White Wine. Enchanting Feta Cheese Wine Full Review
Ravenswood Vintners Blend Cabernet Sauvignon 2011, California, United States: Ravenswood is known for very full-bodied zinfandels, and this cabernet is also robust, but in a smooth, balanced and mouth-watering way. Packed with blackberry and cassis flavours with some smoke on the finish. Terrific! Ravenswood is one of the famous three R's of California wineries famous for their Zinfandel (Ridge and Rosenblum being the other two), which sometimes overshadows just how well they make Cabernet Sauvignon. Don't blame me if you get hooked on this cab: I warned you. Drink: 2012-2016. 606632 13.50% D 750 mL  $18.95 Score: 92/100. August 3, 2013 Best Beef Wine Full Review
Lander-Jenkins Spirit Hawk Chardonnay 2009, California, United States: A lovely chardonnay with tropical fruit and caramelized toffe notes from the oak aging. Full-bodied and round. Tasty! Drink: 2012-2015. 162651 13.50% D 750 mL  $18.95 Score: 89/100. February 18, 2012 Full Review

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