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Vintages Wine Picks May 23, 2009

White Wine

Villa Giada Moscato D'asti Muscat 2007, D.O.C.G., Piedmont, Italy: Vintages Wine Panel: Villa Giada’s Moscato d’Asti showcases expressive fruit flavors, particularly lemon, lime blossom, Muscat grape, tangerine and peach. The wine’s frizzante character adds a liveliness that keeps its residual sweetness nicely in balance. My note: I know I keep saying this but every time I taste this wine, I think: why? Why? Why don’t I drink this more often? Some questions in the universe cannot be answered. One must simply act. Buy this wine. It’s light, zippy, slightly bubbly, moderately sweet (the good kind from natural fruit ripeness) and has lovely notes of melon, orange blossom and tangerine. Pair with: coffee-flavored ice cream with fresh strawberries. 705897 4.50% M 750 mL  $18.95 Score: 90/100. May 23, 2009 Full Review Add to: Shopping List Cellar  

Red Wine

Hewitson Grenache Shiraz Mourvedre 2006, Barossa Valley, South Australia, Australia: Juicy and lip-smacking delicious with blackberry, blueberry, brambleberry and many other berries I’m sure. Velvet smooth, rich and warm with a nice satisfying finis. This wine is a blend of 47% Grenache, 47% Shiraz, and 6% Mourvedre. Pair with: pot roast. 107870 14% D 750 mL  $19.95 Score: 90/100. May 23, 2009 Full Review Add to: Shopping List Cellar  

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