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Vintages Wine Picks January 18, 2014

White Wine

Cooper's Creek Sauvignon Blanc 2013, Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand: A zesty, vibrant and classic New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc from a consistently good producer. Herbal, chive and lime-lemon notes. Medium-bodied and refreshing. The proof is in the glass as to why sauvignon blanc is the flagship white wine for New Zealand. Perfect for your next potluck gathering featuring comfort food like mac n cheese. Pair with: salad, pan-fried sole with lemon sauce, pasta. Drink: 2013-2015. 957407 13.50% XD 750 mL  $18.95 Score: 90/100. January 18, 2014 Best Value White Wine. Scrumptious Seafood Wine Full Review Add to: Shopping List Cellar  

Red Wine

Lealtanza Reserva 2008, Rioja, Spain: This DOCA full-bodied red wine is pleasant, robust sipper with dark red fruit aromas and some dark spices on the finish. Balanced and well-crafted. Try it with meat dishes. Pair with: game meats, tarragon sirloin tips with mushrooms. Drink: 2013-2016. 208223 13.50% D 750 mL  $20.95 Score: 89/100. January 18, 2014 Best Beef Wine Full Review Add to: Shopping List Cellar  

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