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Vintages Wine Picks September 18, 2010

White Wine

Flat Rock Cellars Unplugged Chardonnay 2009, V.Q.A., Twenty Mile Bench, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario, Canada: Vintages Wine Panel: Pretty, Chablis-like unoaked Chardonnay. Aromas suggest pear, mineral, green apple, lees (giving the wine a lovely texture) and citrus. Dry, racy and very fresh with the fruit and minerality coming in on the mid-palate to bring structure to the wine. This is a medium-long-finishing Chard. My note: Bravo! Way to make unoaked Chardonnay interesting and tasty! Pure fruit flavours of green apples and white peach. Love it! These guys are on a roll. Pair with: seafood salad, grilled herbed chicken, poached salmon with fresh herbs. Drink: 2010-2014. 68015 13% XD 750 mL  $15.95 Score: 88/100. September 18, 2010 Full Review Add to: Shopping List Cellar  

Red Wine

Estate Papaioannou Ancient Nemea Agiorgitko 2006, A.O.C., Nemea, Greece: Lovely leather and dried fruit aromas with some violets and cigar box on the finish. Medium- to full-bodied. Superb and subtle, not overly fruity. I love this style of wine! Pair with: grilled meats, pizza with sausages, spicey pasta. Drink: 2010-2016. 47977 12.50% D 750 mL  $17.95 Score: 89/100. September 18, 2010 Full Review Add to: Shopping List Cellar  

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