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Vintages Wine Picks July 9, 2011

White Wine

Davis Bynum Chardonnay 2007, Russian River Valley, California, United States: Classically made and structured with green apple and butter smoke aromas. Full-bodied, supple and generous with all the richness you want flavour-wise but none of the heaviness. Redolent of woodsmoke and hazelnut seduction with layers of generous pleasure. Drink: 2011-2015. 205815 14.90% XD 750 mL  $24.95 Score: 90/100. July 9, 2011 Full Review Add to: Shopping List Cellar  

Red Wine

Le Tobele Amarone Della Valpolicella Ripasso 2008, D.O.C., Veneto, Italy: Vintages Wine Panel: An exceptionally priced, complex Ripasso that gains its extra depth and richness of flavour from the grape skins of Le Tobele‚Äôs Amarone. Chocolate and black cherry fruit with hints of raisins on the nose. Medium-full bodied and offering dried fruit, spice, and a sweet core. Dry and fruity on the finish. My note: A juicy and mocha-filling sensation wafts out of the glass. Liquid plums play with your tastebuds until you are very happy. Full-bodied and smooth. Fantastic price. Pair with: red meats, tortellini. Drink: 2011-2014. 106914 13.50% XD 750 mL  $15.95 Score: 89/100. July 9, 2011 Best Value Red Wine. Full Review Add to: Shopping List Cellar  

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