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Values Wine Picks March 24, 2009

June 18, March 5, February 26 and September 11.

White Wine

Tawse Winery Inc. Quarry Road Vineyard Chardonnay 2006, V.Q.A. Niagara Peninsula, Ontario, Canada: Grapes are grown on the upper slopes of the Vinemount Ridge in clay and limestone soils. A full-bodied Chardonnay with ripe notes of apricots, lime and mineral. Pair with: baked ricotta on toast, duck a l'orange, turkey burgers, camembert with calvados, Thai dishes. 111989 13% XD 750 mL  $35.20 Score: 90/100. March 24, 2009 Favorite White Wine. Full Review Add to: Shopping List Cellar  

Red Wine

Farnese Sangiovese Abruzzo 2007, Abruzzo, Italy: Opens with dark rich notes of black cherry, sun-dried tomato, tobacco and fresh-turned earth. This medium-bodied, supple wine has vibrant acidity and a plummy heart. Pair with: antipasti, appetizers, veal parmiggiana, pizza, tomato-based pasta, hard aged cheeses. 512327 12.50%  750 mL  $7.55 Score: 86/100. March 24, 2009 Full Review Add to: Shopping List Cellar  

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