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Vintages Wine Picks August 2, 2008

White Wine

Boschendal Reserve Collection Sauvignon Blanc 2007, Coastal Region, South Africa: Vintages Wine Panel: This wine won Double Gold honors at South Africa’s prestigious Veritas Awards in 2007. Like summer in a glass, this dazzling white is bursting with citrus-fruit aromas and flavors as well as Sauvignon Blanc’s typical grassiness. It’s dry, medium full-bodied with focused acidity and a long finish. My note: A solid, balanced sauvignon blanc with grassy notes of grapefruit. Pair with: northern pike, summer salad. 82438 13% XD 750 mL  $16.95 Score: 87/100. August 2, 2008 Full Review Add to: Shopping List Cellar  

Red Wine

Good Hope Black Rock Red Shiraz Blend 2006, Swartland, South Africa: Vintages Wine Panel: Rhône-based winemaker Édouard Labeye calls South Africa his second home after working a decade’s worth of vintages there. This Rhône away from home is comprised of 66% Shiraz, 13% Carignan, 11% Mourvedre, 9% Grenache and 1% Viognier. My note: A balanced, long, full-bodied wine with black fruit, mocha and smoke. Closed with a screwcap. 68502 14.50% XD 750 mL  $23.95 Score: 88/100. August 2, 2008 Full Review Add to: Shopping List Cellar  

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