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Vintages Wine Picks November 8, 2008


White Wine

Genetin Sauvignon Blanc 2006, A.C. Pouilly Fume, France: Vintages Wine Panel: The name Genetin harkens back to an ancient grape called Muscat Genetin, which eventually evolved into Sauvignon Blanc. This wine features classic aromas of gooseberry, lemon and mineral notes leading to a medium-bodied, juicy textured palate. My note: Fresh, zesty and refreshing. Melon and grapefruit notes on this Sauvignon blanc-based white. Pair with: steamed mussles, goat cheese stuffed pork tenderloin, chicken and feta tostades, beef carpaccio. 653154 13% XD 750 mL  $26.95 Score: 89/100. November 8, 2008 Full Review Add to: Shopping List Cellar  


Red Wine

Chateau Du Tertre Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 1996, A.C. Bordeaux, France: Vintages Wine Panel: A fine, elegant Cab/Merlot blend that is hitting peak maturity. The nose is still quite vital featuring a combination of both dried and fresh red fruit with a lovely earthy/spicy undertone. A fine mouth-feel leads to a long, pleasant finish. My note: A smooth, simple but satisfying Bordeaux that's light- medium-bodied. Almost no perceptible tannins. Aromas of earth, cherries and faint leather. Pair with: game bird, mature cheeses, grilled rainbow trout. 87668 12.50% XD 750 mL  $21.95 Score: 89/100. November 8, 2008 Full Review Add to: Shopping List Cellar  



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