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Values Wine Picks August 3, 2012

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: May 14, November 15, October 16 and August 3.



White Wine

Hidden Bench Winery Estate Chardonnay 2010, V.Q.A. Beamsville Bench, Ontario, Canada: One of the best chardonnays being produced in Niagara. Gorgeous richness, yet balanced and complex. Aromas of green apple and toasted almonds. Full-bodied and satisfying. Pair with: fresh seafood, sauces with cream, roast chicken. Drink: 2014-2018. 308577 13.50% XD 750 mL  $32.20 Score: 91/100. August 3, 2012 Full Review Add to: Shopping List Cellar  


Red Wine

O'Leary Wines Vineland Estates Cabernet Merlot 2010, V.Q.A., Niagara Peninsula, Ontario, Canada: Smoky with mocha richness that wraps around fleshy black plums. Shows pride of place along with a jubilant P/T multiple (price: taste). Pretty darn amazing really for the price. Drink: 2012-2016. 779327110067 13% D 750 mL  $14.95 Score: 89/100. August 3, 2012 Best Beef Wine Full Review Add to: Shopping List Cellar  



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