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Vintages Wine Picks October 13, 2007


White Wine

Domaine Du Castel 'c' Blanc Du Castel 2005, Judean Hills, Israel: Vintages Wine Panel: Domaine du Castel is located west of Jerusalem at an altitude of 730 meters. The high-density planting results in naturally small yields. The fruit is hand-picked, fermented and aged for 12 months in new French oak barrels. My note: Fascinating wine with exotic aromas of lanolin, apples and smoke. Kosher for Passover. Pair with: planked salmon, rainbow trout. 36210 13% D 750 mL  $37.95 Score: 90/100. October 13, 2007 Full Review Add to: Shopping List Cellar  


Red Wine

Cline Cellars Cline Ancient Vines Zinfandel 2005, California - Contra Costa County, United States: Vintages Wine Panel: The 2005 Ancient Vines Zinfandel shows wonderful flavors of raspberry, blackberry, white pepper and spice, with coffee and chocolate characters. Aging in new and seasoned American oak has imbued this wine with a subtle vanilla quality that nicely complements the explosive fruit notes. My note: Concentrated and rich with cherry liqueur aromas. Full-bodied. Pair with: lamb, pork tenderloin. 719211 15% XD 750 mL  $18.95 Score: 89/100. October 13, 2007 Full Review Add to: Shopping List Cellar  



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