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Jason's Aug 4 Vintages Wine Picks

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Pascual Toso Reserve Malbec 2009, Barrancas Vineyards, Mendoza, Argentina: Lovely freshness on the nose with aromas of wild blackberry, toasty oak and cedar forest. Full-bodied and smooth. Decant 2 hours. Drink: 2012-2015. 183897 14% D 750 mL  $19.95 Score: 89/100. August 4, 2012 Full Review
Benjamin Bridge Benjamin Bridge Nova 7 2010, Gaspereau Valley, NS, Canada: Celebrate life! Wow this is liquid exuberance. Moscato-grape aromas with orange zest and honeysuckle swaying in the summer breeze. Low alcohol, and some sweetness make this a great aperitif or companion to any spicy dish or one with a bit of sweetness like glazed ham, sweet potatoes etc. Drink: 2011-2015. 256289 6.50% S 750 mL  $25.00 Score: 92/100. August 4, 2012 Top Rated White Wine. Full Review
Inniskillin Niagara Estate Winemaker's Series Montague Vineyard Chardonnay 2010, V.Q.A., Four Mile Creek, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario, Canada: Double yum! Toffee and baking spice nose opens up into sensory vistas of ripe fleshy peach, pear and a voluptuous butterscotch infused finish. Full-bodied and delicious! Drink: 2012-2015. 586347 13.90% D 750 mL  $18.95 Score: 90/100. August 4, 2012 Best Value White Wine. Full Review
Serie Riberas Gran Reserva, Concha Y Toro Carmenère 2009, D.O., Peumo, Ribera Del Cachapoal, Chile: Full-bodied, savoury and smooth with enticing aromas of blackberries, cassis, smoke and mocha. Decant 2 hours. Drink: 2012-2015. 274043 14.50% XD 750 mL  $16.95 Score: 90/100. August 4, 2012 Best Value Red Wine. Full Review
Château De L’Aumérade Cru Classé, Cuvée Marie Christine Rosé 2011, A.C., Côtes De Provence, France: Wild roses and small strawberries swaying in a sun-dappled breeze. Dry and refreshing. Drink: 2012-2014. 282459 14% D 750 mL  $15.95 Score: 88/100. August 4, 2012 Best Value Rosé. Full Review
Domaine Les Yeuses Les Épices Syrah 2009, I.G.P., Pays D’Oc, France: Black fruit, tar and smoke with a pleasantly bitter edge in this full-bodied red. Black as night. Great price. Drink: 2012-2015. 177584 13.50% D 750 mL  $13.95 Score: 87/100. August 4, 2012 Full Review
Markus Molitor Zeltinger Himmelreich Riesling Spätlese 2008, Prädikatswein, Mosel, Germany  282350 7.50% M 750 mL  $26.95. July 4, 2011 Full Review
Reinhold Haart Kabinett Piesporter Goldtröpfchen Riesling 2009, Prädikatswein, Mosel, Germany  282335 8.50% M 750 mL  $19.95. July 4, 2011 Full Review
Pinino Brunello Di Montalcino 2006, D.O.C.G., Tuscany, Italy  32508 14% XD 750 mL  $38.95. July 4, 2011 Full Review
Castellani Filicheto, Vino Nobile Di Montepulciano 2009, D.O.C.G., Tuscany, Italy  184937 13.50% D 750 mL  $17.95. July 4, 2011 Full Review
Terre Dora Fiano Di Avellino Terredora Di Paolo Terre Dora di Paolo Fiano di Avellino 2010, D.O.C.G., Campania, Italy  120048 13% XD 750 mL  $18.95. July 4, 2011 Full Review
Clos Marguerite Sauvignon Blanc 2010, Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand: Grassy and refreshing with chives and lemon zest. Ocean breeze fresh. Drink: 2012-2014. 281014 13.50% XD 750 mL  $18.95 Score: 90/100. August 4, 2012 Full Review
Cape Point Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc 2010, W.O., Cape Point, South Africa: Lemon zest and lemongrass with grapefruit and sunshine happiness. Clean and refreshing. Drink: 2012-2014. 285221 13.50% XD 750 mL  $18.95 Score: 92/100. August 4, 2012 Best Value White Wine. Full Review
Soter Vineyards North Valley Pinot Noir 2009, Willamette Valley, Oregon, United States  289470 13.80% D 750 mL  $37.95. July 4, 2011 Full Review

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