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Top Wines from Oct. 13, 2012 Vintages Release

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Spinifex Papillon Domaine Jardin Grenache Cinsault Carignan Shiraz 2010, Barossa Valley, South Australia, Australia  285205 14% XD 750 mL  $29.95. October 13, 2011 Full Review
Yabby Lake Single Vineyard Chardonnay 2010, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia  138628 13% XD 750 mL  $39.95. October 13, 2011 Full Review
Oakridge Pinot Noir 2010, Yarra Valley, Victoria, Australia: Perfumed black cherries and heart of a cedar forest. Full-bodied, juicy and smooth. Drink: 2012-2015. 284059 12.90% XD 750 mL  $38.95 Score: 91/100. October 13, 2012 Full Review
Fraser Gallop Cabernet Sauvignon 2009, Wilyabrup, Margaret River, Western Australia, Australia  283069 14% XD 750 mL  $45.95. October 13, 2011 Full Review
Reif Icewine Vidal 2010, V.Q.A., Niagara River, Ontario, Canada: Luscious and complex with layers of gorgeous apricot preserves and honeysuckle flavours. Perfect after-dinner drink. Drink: 2012-2018. 544791 10% S 200 mL  $24.95 Score: 93/100. October 13, 2012 Top Rated Dessert Wine. Full Review
Tawse Winery Inc. Sketches Of Niagara Riesling 2010, V.Q.A., Niagara Peninsula, Ontario, Canada: Stunning! Incredibly intensity of flavor and mouth-filling juiciness. Medium-bodied. This winery truly deserves its reputation. Drink: 2011-2015. 89029 10% MD 750 mL  $17.95 Score: 90/100. February 2, 2013 Best Value White Wine. Scrumptious Seafood Wine Full Review
Leyda Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2011, Garuma Vineyard, Ledya Valley, Chile: Grassy great! Bright, refreshing with lots of acidity for food. Herbal and crisp. Drink: 2012-2014. 99309 13.50% D 750 mL  $16.95 Score: 88/100. October 13, 2012 Best Value White Wine. Full Review
Casa Lapostolle Cuvée Alexandre Chardonnay 2011, Atalayas Vineyard, Casablanca Valley, Chile: Beautiful! Hazelnut and toasted almond aromas give way to pure orchard fruit expression, especially sun-dappled green apples. Full-bodied and layered. This organic wine has just 6 mg/l of free sulphur. Drink: 2012-2016. 947937 14.50% D 750 mL  $24.95 Score: 91/100. October 13, 2012 Top Rated White Wine. Full Review
Falernia Reserva Syrah 2009, Elquí Valley, Chile: Black fruit and coffee deepness. Full-bodied and delicious. Great price! Drink: 2012-2015. 208371 14% XD 750 mL  $15.95 Score: 89/100. October 13, 2012 Best Value Red Wine. Full Review
Willy Gisselbrecht Tradition Gewurztraminer 2010, A.C., Alsace, France: Lychee and rose petal with a little soap (lavender). Good acidity. Drink: 2012-2015. 928390 13% M 750 mL  $18.95 Score: 87/100. October 13, 2012 Full Review
Château Lafont Fourcat Claude Et Paul Marie Morillon, Props. 2010, A.C., Bordeaux, France: Big tannic grip so decant 2 hours and/or give it some cellar love. Black brooding fruit and smoke. Drink: 2013-2016. 295790 13% XD 750 mL  $15.95 Score: 88/100. October 13, 2012 Best Value Red Wine. Full Review
Sasso Al Poggio Piccini 2006, I.G.T., Tuscany, Italy: Rustic and full-bodied with sour cherry and wild tart blackberry. Cries out for food, especially anything with a tangy tomato sauce. Drink: 2012-2015. 134809 13% XD 750 mL  $18.95 Score: 87/100. October 13, 2012 Full Review
Marchesi di Barolo Barolo 2006, D.O.C.G., Piedmont, Italy  168179 14.50% D 750 mL  $34.95. October 13, 2011 Full Review
Giesen The Brothers Sauvignon Blanc 2010, Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand  247213 14% XD 750 mL  $19.95. October 13, 2011 Full Review
Guardian Peak Smg Guardian Peak 2009, W.O., Stellenbosch, South Africa: Lovely! Rich and full-bodied with some mocha wrapped itself luxuriously around a core of fleshy black plums. Smooth. Drink: 2012-2016. 296681 14.50% D 750 mL  $19.95 Score: 92/100. October 13, 2012 Top Rated Red Wine. Full Review

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