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Values Wine Picks October 31, 2012

August 3, June 18, March 5 and February 26.

White Wine

Sperling Vineyards Old Vines Riesling 2011, V.Q.A., Okanagan Valley, BC, Canada: A classic B.C. riesling with zippy lime refreshment yet a deep and penetrating minerality. Ann Sperling has a deft touch. Medium-bodied and ultra-food friendly. Pair with: Germanic style dishes, shellfish, salads, fresh seafood. Drink: 2012-2018. 134486 10.20% MD 750 mL  $32.00 Score: 93/100. October 31, 2012 Full Review Add to: Shopping List Cellar  

Red Wine

Inniskillin Niagara Estate Pinot Noir 2011, VQA, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada: Loaded with rich cherry-berry flavour delivered on a satin texture with medium- to full-bodied weight. A blackberry-infused finish makes this wine go down slippery fast. This red wine that can be served slightly chilled. Pair with: salmon carpaccio, grilled tuna and sea bass, wild mushroom risotto, bee and past marinara. Pair with: traditional clove studded baked ham, split pea soup, roast turkey, grilled salmon. Drink: 2012-2016. 261099 12.20% D 750 mL  $13.95 Score: 89/100. October 31, 2012 Terrific Turkey Wine Full Review Add to: Shopping List Cellar  

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