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Vintages Wine Picks February 4, 2012

White Wine

Landmark Damaris Reserve Mike And Mary Colhoun, Prop. Chardonnay 2008, Flocchini Vineyard,Sangiacomo Vineyards, Sonoma County, California, United States: Stunning! This winery is producing such a spectacular range of wines. This chard has lovely aromas of green apple, hazelnut and vanilla smoke. From now on, I'm looking for Landmark on restaurant lists when I dine out. Drink: 2012-2018. 356519 14% XD 750 mL  $45.95 Score: 94/100. February 4, 2012 Top Rated White Wine. Full Review Add to: Shopping List Cellar  

Red Wine

Xavier 2009, A.C., Châteauneuf-Du-Pape, Rhône, France: Plush black plums give this wine a luscious texture and juiciness before an incoming tide of peppered darker fruit that give a lovely bite. Full-bodied and voluptuous. Drink now if you decant for 2 hours or hold it in your cellar for a decade or more. Pair with: prime rib, wild game, cherry and wine-reduction sauces. Drink: 2012-2022. 244814 14.50% XD 750 mL  $39.95 Score: 92/100. February 4, 2012 Top Rated Red Wine. Full Review Add to: Shopping List Cellar  

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