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Vintages Wine Picks September 3, 2011

White Wine

Zolo Fincas Patagonicas Torrontés 2010, Mendoza, Argentina: Vintages Wine Panel: The aromatic Torrontés is quickly becoming Argentina’s flagship white grape. Look for pretty aromas of pear, peach, apricot and citrus. Dry and very flavourful, this sprightly wine is a fine choice. My note: Trust me, you haven’t lived until you’ve tried Torrontes, the grape. This is a wonderful interpretation of peachy-floral splendor. Ignore the price as it’ll bias you because it’s so low. Pair with: grilled prawns, crab cakes, spiced Asian seafood dishes. Drink: 2011-2014. 183913 13.60% D 750 mL  $12.95 Score: 90/100. September 3, 2011 Best Value White Wine. Full Review Add to: Shopping List Cellar  

Red Wine

Juan Benegas Malbec 2008, Mendoza, Argentina: Vintages Wine Panel: This one features aromas of black cherry, wet earth, plum and violets. Dry with a very good balance between the ripe fruits and moderate tannins. Ready to drink tonight. My note: A pleasant, full-bodied smooth red with dark fruit. Pair with: barbecued steaks, ribs. Drink: 2011-2013. 222273 14% XD 750 mL  $13.95 Score: 85/100. September 3, 2011 Full Review Add to: Shopping List Cellar  

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