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Vintages Wine Picks May 10, 2008

White Wine

Adelsheim Vineyard Adelsheim Pinot Gris 2006, Willamette Valley, United States: Vintages Wine Panel: Label features painting of Susanna Kuo by Ginny Adelsheim. Adelsheim began producing Pinot Gris in 1984. This vital Gris exhibits classic spicy pear aromas and flavors. The finish is lively and fresh. My note: Refreshing and mouth-watering. Pair with: steamed clams or mussels. 27524 13% D 750 mL  $23.95 Score: 88/100. May 10, 2008 Full Review Add to: Shopping List Cellar  

Red Wine

Quinta Do Corujao Quinta Do Corujão Reserva 2003, D.O.C. Dão, Portugal: Vintages Wine Panel: Protected by the Serra da Estrela and Serra do Carmulo mountain ranges, Quinta do Corujão has been crafting high quality wines in Portugal's Dão region for generations. This blend of indigenous varieties includes trincadeira, touriga nacional, jaen, and alfrocheiro. It's full bodied and packed with rich ripe black fruit, raisin and smoky oak aromas and flavors. My note: Silky, seductive texture with rich layers of blackcurrants and plums. Pair with: grilled sausages, smoky barbecued game. 67983 13% XD 750 mL  $24.95 Score: 90/100. May 10, 2008 Full Review Add to: Shopping List Cellar  

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