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Vintages Wine Picks June 22, 2013

White Wine

Domaine De La Gravelle Vieilles Vignes Sèvre Et Maine Véronique Günther-Chéreau Muscadet 2011, A.C., Loire, France: Floral on the nose with some white peach then lots of mouth-watering zest on the palate. Medium-bodied, crisp and clean, much like sauvignon blanc, but less herbal, more floral. Try it with seafood. If you're looking for more full-bodied white wines, try the chardonnays I've recommended in this release. Drink: 2013-2015. 322610 12% XD 750 mL  $12.95 Score: 87/100. June 22, 2013 Scrumptious Seafood Wine Full Review Add to: Shopping List Cellar  

Red Wine

Monte Faustino Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico 2007, D.O.C., Veneto, Italy: Broker a deal between competing motorcycle gangs with this robust red. It's the only way to make them all fall silent and agree on something. Rich robust flavours of fleshy black plums and blackberries, liqueur-like concentration, though it's a dry wine. Good dark spice and signed contracts on the finish. I've also recommended robust Italian reds under $20 in this release, as well as terrific cabernet, shiraz and malbec from California, Australia and Argentina. Drink: 2013-2019. 327122 16.50% XD 750 mL  $51.95 Score: 92/100. June 22, 2013 Best Beef Wine Full Review Add to: Shopping List Cellar  

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