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Values Wine Picks March 24, 2009

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: July 12, May 14, November 15 and October 16.

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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