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Vintages Wine Picks June 6, 2009

White Wine

Frescobaldi Castello Di Pomino Chardonnay Pinot Bianco 2008, D.O.C., Pomino Bianco, Tuscany, Italy: Vintages Wine Panel: Year after year, this delicious white from the Frescobaldi family offers great value. A blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Bianco (a.k.a. Pinot Blanc), it’s made entirely from estate-grown fruit. Featuring aromas of pear, apple and peach. My note: A zesty, refreshing white with grapefruit and lime notes. No oak, lots of mouth-watering acidity, bone-dry. Medium-bodied. Pair with: grilled herbed chicken, mushroom risotto, barbecued pork chops with apple sauce. 65086 12% XD 750 mL  $17.95 Score: 87/100. June 6, 2009 Full Review Add to: Shopping List Cellar  

Red Wine

Peter Lehmann Wines The Mentor Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Shiraz Malbec 2002, Barossa Valley, South Australia, Australia: A towering wine of monumental flavors, depth and length. The wine was aged 18 months in new French oak barrels and is a blend of 69% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Merlot, 10% Shiraz, and 8% Malbec. Fig, blackberry, blackcurrant, violets and dark spices offer a heady mix of aromas. Pair with: roast beef, rare steak, grilled meats, game. Drink: 2009-2015. 724336 14% XD 750 mL  $42.95 Score: 94/100. June 6, 2009 Favorite Red Wine. Full Review Add to: Shopping List Cellar  

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