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Values Wine Picks October 31, 2012

Note: I publish batches of reviews that I call Good Values Wine Picks. These are from the regular section of the liquor store rather than the Vintages section, and tend to be lower priced and the most widely available of all wines. The last four reviews I did were: October 16, August 3, June 18 and March 5.

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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