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Vintages Wine Picks September 17, 2011


White Wine

Kistler Les Noisetiers Chardonnay 2009, Sonoma Coast, California, United States: Vintages Wine Panel: Medium lemon-gold in the glass with a wonderfully intense nose of coconut, smoke, buttered toast, apple, nectarine and peach. Impressively dense and concentrated on the palate with ripe fruit enhanced by rich buttery character and a touch of smoke. Very smooth with a lively acidity adding verve. Superb, long and tangy finish. Enjoy this treat from the Sonoma Coast. My note: A complex and well-crafted chardonnay with superb balance and elegance. Nice acidity with green apple aromas and just the right amount of oak. Pair with: grilled lobster tail, crab legs. Drink: 2011-2017. 251223 14.10% XD 750 mL  $47.95 Score: 91/100. September 17, 2011 Top Rated White Wine. Full Review Add to: Shopping List Cellar  


Red Wine

Francis Coppola Diamond Collection Red Label Zinfandel 2009, California, United States: Vintages Wine Panel: Fresh and flavourful Zinfandel with aromas of sweet cherry, plum and smoked meat. Dry, ripe and round with velvety tannins bringing good balance. A great late-summer barbecue choice. My note: Purple plums and fleshy blueberries. Full-bodied and supple. Juicy-fruit! Drink: 2011-2014. 708289 13.50% D 750 mL  $21.95 Score: 88/100. September 17, 2011 Full Review Add to: Shopping List Cellar  



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