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Vintages Wine Picks January 18, 2014

White Wine

Château des Charmes St. David's Bench Vineyard Gewürztraminer 2012, St. David's Bench, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario, Canada: Spicy and intense with good body and weight. Perfect for spicy dishes. Aromas of spice-dusted apricot and peach. The quality designation for this wine is VQA. Pair with: a charcuterie platter, spiced sausages. Drink: 2014-2018. 453472 13% D 750 mL  $19.95 Score: 88/100. January 18, 2014 Spectacular Spicy Wine Full Review Add to: Shopping List Cellar  

Red Wine

Julia's Vineyard Cambria Pinot Noir 2011, Santa Maria Valley, Santa Barbara, California, United States: A supple, full-bodied red wine that's packed with aromas and flavours of sweet cherry, red plum and cedar smoke. This is the half bottle size. Cherry-berry festival for your mouth. Lively and silky. Great structure and mouth-watering juiciness. Some dried herbs and fresh earth on the finish. Try it with planked salmon. Bring it -- to my house please. Pair with: duck, seafood. Drink: 2013-2017. 355461 14.60% XD 375 mL  $16.95 Score: 91/100. January 18, 2014 Scrumptious Seafood Wine Full Review Add to: Shopping List Cellar  

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