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Vintages Wine Picks December 7, 2013

White Wine

Mer Soleil Barrel Fermented Chardonnay 2011, Santa Lucia Highlands, Monterey County, California, United States: Love this full-bodied chardonnay with aromas and flavours of peach, pear, toffee and butterscotch, the latter two from generous oak aging. This is the magnum size format that's the equivalent to two regular sized 750 ml bottles. Pair with: lobster tail, turkey pot pie. Drink: 2013-2017. 271551 14% XD 1500 mL  $74.95 Score: 91/100. December 7, 2013 Gorgeous Gift Wine Full Review Add to: Shopping List Cellar  

Red Wine

Le Difese Tenuta San Guido 2011, I.G.T., Tuscany, Italy: Complex, full-bodied yet subtle. Gorgeous aromas of dried black cherry, cedar, smoke, fleshy blackberries. This full-bodied red wine is a blend of Merlot, Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes, that was aged for 1 year in French barriques. Decant for 1 hour and you're ready to go! Pair with: pepper steak. Drink: 2013-2018. 747030 13.50% XD 750 mL  $28.90 Score: 90/100. December 7, 2013 Best Beef Wine Full Review Add to: Shopping List Cellar  

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