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Values Wine Picks January 14, 2011

Note: I publish batches of reviews that I call Good Values Wine Picks. These are from the regular section of the liquor store rather than the Vintages section, and tend to be lower priced and the most widely available of all wines. The last four reviews I did were: November 15, October 16, August 3 and June 18.



White Wine

Oyster Bay Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2010, Marlborough, New Zealand: So dependably fresh and crisp every year: this is a classic New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc! Lovely zesty notes of limes, chives, and gooseberry. Perfect for vegetarian pizza or quiche. Drink: 2011-2014. 316570 11% D 750 mL  $18.95 Score: 88/100. January 14, 2011 Full Review Add to: Shopping List Cellar  


Red Wine

The Little Penguin Merlot 2009, South Eastern Australia, Australia: Surprisingly tasty for this price point: delivers terrific value in the bottle! Lovely lifted notes of plush plums and some mint. Smooth, supple and full-bodied. Perfect for your next potluck gathering. Drink: 2011-2014. 598912 13.50%  750 mL  $10.95 Score: 86/100. January 14, 2011 Full Review Add to: Shopping List Cellar  



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